In this example, we will look at an informal letter example.
An informal letter is the type of letter you would write to a friend or family member. First names are used, or family terms, for example; Dear mum, Dear Uncle Tom, Dear Dad, etc.
An informal greeting > Dear Sarah, My dear friend, Dear Aunt Clare
When signing off the letter, you can use – ‘With best wishes’ and ‘With regards’. ‘Hope to see you soon!’ is a very informal way to close the letter.
For more infor mation on the letter structure, please visit this post on how to write an informal letter >
Letter Example 1
How are you doing? It’s been a while since we have seen each other. I have great news to share with you, I got a job in London and will be moving there on the 20th June. As you know, I am not familiar with the city and would love it if you could help me to find somewhere to stay. The company have offered to assist me by booking a hotel for the first week of my arrival but after that, I will need a permanent residence.
I would prefer to live close to my workplace, to save on the daily commute. It would also be convenient if it was situated near a tube station and local high street or shopping area. I know that this will be expensive as it is in central London, but I don’t mind sharing a house or apartment with others.
I would be happy to share my living space with other professionals, or if it would be possible to live on my own in a studio apartment. My budget is around £800 per month, I hope that it will be possible to find something at that price, in a central location.
Please get in touch and let me know if you can help me to find something.
I look forward to seeing you again soon when I come to London.
This letter covers the three main points in the task about the accommodation.
It has been clearly organised with each key point being written about in a separate paragraph.
- Paragraph 1 – Asks the friend for help in finding somewhere to stay.
- Paragraph 2 – Tells the friend where she would like to live.
- Paragraph 3 – Describes the type of place she is looking for.
The tone of the letter is informal and therefore appropriate as it is being sent to a friend (Hope you are doing well…..have a good catch up….see you soon!)
There is also evidence of a range of sentence structures, no grammatical or spelling errors.
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