Look at the organization of the following informal letter.
We begin all letters with Dear... Your address and the date, but not your name.
| 38 Clifton Gardens
27 September 1991
I’m very pleased that we’re going to be penfriends. I’ll tell you a little about myself, and you can do the same when you write to me.
I live in an area of London called Maida Vale. It’s quite near the centre, but there are parks nearby where I take my dog, Mickey, for a walk. I live with my parents and my younger brother, Paul. My father works for the post office and my mother has a part-time job as a nurse.
I go to the local comprehensive school, where I have a lot of friends. I like most subjects, but not all of them! In the evenings I sometimes visit friends or stay at home and listen to music, and at the weekends I like going swimming or horse-riding.
At the moment I’m working very hard because I have exams soon, so I’m spending a lot of time in the library!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
| Where you live
| Who you live with
| What your family does
| What you do
What you like
Your hobbies and interests
| What you’re doing at the moment
| You can end a letter to (a friend with Best wishes, or Regards, or Love, if you know them well.
John&Lis Soars, Headway, Oxford University Press