street number name of city country postcode date Greeting. Introduction. Say who you are and how you know the person you are writing to. This h Ruth Marker. Remember me? We were friends in Primary School... Questions. Ask the other person questions about his/her life. What are you doing now? Are you working?
Information. Give information about your own life and how you have changed. At the moment I'm studying medicine at the university here... I don't tike heavy metal anymore - / prefer classical music now. Reason to finish. Give a reason (or excuse!) to stop writing. Well, I must finish now because I've got an exam tomorrow. Sign off Alt the best, Ruth.
Linking (Informal Expressions) We haven't seen each other for ten years - right? / Anyway, how are you? /... and guess what - we're going out together! / Well I must finish now because I've got an exam tomorrow. Useful Vocabulary This is... /We haven't seen each other for... / At the moment I'm... / Do you remember...? / Write back soon / Tell me all your news
Read Loras letter to her friend Ruth. Choose the best alternative from the words in brackets.
(Dear/Miss) Ruth, Im (sorry/sad) I (havent/not) replied to your letter for so long. My Dad (has/is) been ill and (its/has) been a stressful time for us but he is better now. Ive just (come/coming) back from a holiday in Turkey. We go there every year. We always (go/going) to Cappadocia ( and/but) we usually go in May (because/so) that is one of the best months for balloon flights. Are you (working/work) in the holidays or are (we/you) going on holiday too? (Please/Dont) write son and give me all your (news/stories). All the (best/good) Laura.