An Informal Letter

Elena Grunova
Mind Map by Elena Grunova, updated more than 1 year ago
Elena Grunova
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Mind Map on An Informal Letter, created by Elena Grunova on 11/21/2014.
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An Informal Letter
1 1
1.1 Greeting
1.1.1 Hi....,/ Dear... and add the name of the recipient
2 2
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 ask your friend some introductory questions
2.1.1.1 How are you?
2.1.1.2 I hope the summer job is going well.
2.1.1.3 Have you decided where to go on holiday?
2.1.1.4 Did you pass the exam?
2.1.1.5 I hope you are well.
2.1.1.6 The weather here is really bad at the moment.
2.1.1.7 Last week I went to...
3 3
3.1 Paragraph 1
3.1.1 Describe where you are ( the place/ the weather)
3.1.1.1 Anyway ,we are camping in the Isle of Skye.
3.1.1.2 We are staying on a campsite...
3.1.1.3 It rained every single day.
3.1.2 State your main reason for writing
3.1.2.1 Anyway, I'm writing to ...
4 4
4.1 Paragraph 2
4.1.1 Say what you are doing
5 5
5.1 Ending
5.1.1 Make up an Excuse to stop writing
5.1.1.1 Well, I have to go now...
5.1.1.2 Well, I must finish - it's my turn to cook tonight. Write back soon
6 6
6.1 Signing
6.1.1 Say good bye and sign your name.
6.1.1.1 See you soon
6.1.1.2 Write back soon
6.1.1.3 Lots of love
6.1.1.4 All the best
6.1.1.5 Hugs and kisses
6.1.1.6 FIRST NAME ONLY
6.1.1.7 Bye for now
7 NOTES

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  • If, after having finished the letter, you need to add something, do it in post scriptum. Start a new paragraph with PS
7.1 PS
7.2 You are allowed to use short forms
7.2.1 it's, you're, I'll
8 Useful Vocabulary
8.1 weather
8.1.1 changeable / cloudy/ cold / freezing / hot / rainy / sunny
8.2 accommodation
8.2.1 cabin / campsite / farm / hotel / rented cottage / tent / youth hostel
8.3 locations
8.3.1 in a forest / in the middle of nowhere / in the mountains / on the coast / near a town
8.4 activities
8.4.1 canoeing / diving / parachuting / rafting / sailing / skiing / snowboarding / trekking / windsurfing
8.5 presents
8.5.1 book about Britain / box of chocolates / cassette of traditional music / perfume
8.6 music
8.6.1 classical / folk / heavy metal / jazz / rock...
8.7 places to go
8.7.1 art gallery / cinema / football match..
9 linking
9.1 involve the reader with questions
9.1.1 How are you? / Can you believe it?
9.2 refer to the reader
9.2.1 Here's some news for you.../ So you can imagine what he's like! / You can tell me all your news
9.3 begin sntences with informal linkers
9.3.1 Anyway, we're.../ Luckily, we didn't.../ Actually, there isn't.../ But them we're.../ And Tom has.../ Well, I must finish.../ Guess what! Are you serious?
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