CORRESPONDENCE Business – Formal Letters Personal – InformalLetters
Try to name the differences Hi Jane, How are you doing? I hope you´re fine. I´m writing to tell you our little Simon is sick again. I don´t know when we come to Prague because the weather is terrible and the doctor told me to keep him in bed. It will be nice if you can come for a day or two. We can have some barbecue if the weather gets better. Just don´t bring any meat! I hope to hear from you soon. Love, Pavlina 15 Oak St Hatfield, CA 08065 AT&T 87 Delaware Road Sacramento, CA 08062 14 March 2010 Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to apply for the position of areceptionist advertised in the Times. I am very interested in working with people. I am hard-working and I have a lot of experience from the position of a hotel receptionist. I am enclosing my CV and references from the Eagle Hotel. I look forward to hearing from you, Yours faithfully, Jiri Maly
Structure of a Formal Letter • Sender´s address • Receiver´s address • Date • Salutation • Body of the letter • Complimentary close • Signature
Date Writing • 14 March 2010 • March 14, 2010 • 14th March 2010 • 02/04/10 !!! Confusing !!! USA x GB
Courtesy Titles • Mr. • Mrs. • Miss • Ms. • Messrs.
Salutation • Dear Sir, • Dear Madame, (woman single or married) • Dear Sirs, (for company GB) • Dear Gentlemen, (for company US) • Dear Sir or Madame,
Coplimentary Closes • Yours faithfully – when begins Dear Sir, Madam, Sirs, etc. • Yours sincerely – w´hen begins Dear Mr. Jones, • Yours truly/ Truly yours (US only!!)