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Formal, Semi-Formal & Informal Letters

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I've spent a lot of time in the last 3 videos teaching you how to recognise when to write a formal, informal or semi-formal letter, but in this video we will finally learn what the differences between them are. And, trust me, there are a lot. 10 in fact. So, in this video, we will:

  • directly compare a formal and informal letter to find out what the differences between them are
  • learn how to write good openers for informal letters (with examples  of good chit-chat opening sentences)
  • learn how to recognise formal and informal verbs
  • look at semi-formal letters in more detail

Don't forget to download my Formal vs Informal verb handout

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