Thank you letter
Thanks a lot for letting me stay with you this week. I had a wonderful time.
I’m writing to thank you for hosting out conference this year. It was a great success
It was great to visit the city and see so many things.
Your efforts were appreciated by all, and several participants commented on the excellent organization.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you soon. Keep in touch!
Please also pass on my thanks to your team. I’m looking forward to working with you in the future.
A letter of complaint
I’m writing with regard to (the flat in…)
I have discovered a number of problems. I’m therefore writing to express my concerns.
The first and the most serious problem is that (the central heating is…) In addition(the windows…). As a result(temperature…)
I’m also concerned about the fact that…
Finally, I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that…
Taking in account all the circumstances, I’d be grateful if you could(contact me…)
I look forward to hearing from you.
I’m writing to complain about.. which I purchased
I’m dissatisfied with… for a number of reasons. Firstly…
Your advertisement promised… However, I have calculated that… Furthermore, I totally fail to comprehend… Finally, I’ve discovered that… I’m of the opinion that…, and demand a complete refund of(everything I have paid…)
Letter of Application
I’m writing to apply for the post of (tour guide) advertised in… I believe I fulfill all the necessary criteria, and hope you will consider my application.
I’m 23 old.. I have visited.. I have read..
I’m therefore feel that I’m in a good position to… I have always been interested in…
Recently I have been working as…
Last summer I worked as…
I enjoy talking..
I love working in a team.
I’m available for interview at any time. I hope you will consider my application and I look forward to hearing from you.
Formal – Informal
Formal English: We use it when writing essays for school, cover letters to apply for jobs, or emails and letters at work.
Informal English: We use it with friends, children, and relatives.
Nouns – Informal & Formal
Adjectives – Informal & Formal
Verbs – Informal & Formal
|say sorry||apologize, apologise|
|put off||postpone, delay|
|get in touch with||contact|
|It’s about||It concerns, It’s in regards to|
|show||demonstrate, illustrate, portray|
|get on someone’s nerves||bother|
|fill in||substitute, inform|
|give the go ahead, greenlight||authorize, authorise|
Transitions – Informal & Formal
|Also||In addition, Additionally|
|ASAP||as soon as possible/at your earliest convenience|
|In the meantime||In the interim|
|I think||In my opinion, I’m of the opinion that|
|I can’t understand||I fail to comprehend|
|let you know||inform you|
|it comes in handy||it is useful|
|for ages||for quite some time|
|really busy||extremely busy|
|to chat about||to discuss briefly|
|to get in touch||to contact|
|to give smb a hand||to help smb|
|You’d better write||I’d advise you to write|
|Have you thought about||have you considered|
|Just a quick note to say/Just writing to say||I’m writing to make suggestions|
|I’m sure||I am confident|
|in no time||very quickly|
|to sort out||to organize/to solve|
|In the end,||Finally|
|To sum up||In conclusion,|
|In a nutshell/Basically||To summarize,|
|To top it all off,|
|On top of it all,|
|In order to|
Emphasis Words – Informal & Formal
|lots of/ a lot of||much, many|
|tons of, heaps of||large quantities of, a number of|
Letter Expressions – Informal & Formal
|Hi Robert,||Dear Sir or Madam|
|Just wanted to let you know…||I am writing to inform you…|
|Love,||Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully,|
|Yours Truly, Best regards, kind regards|
|Hope to hear from you soon||I look forward to hearing from you|
|You can call me if you need anything||Please do not hesitate to contact me|
|I’ve worked out||I’ve calculated that|
|Can I stay at your house?||Would it be right if I stayed at your house?|
|I’m sorry but I can’t come||I’m afraid I won’t be able to come|
|I’m really sorry about…||Please, accept my apologies for…|
|Please, forgive me||Please, accept my sincere apologies|
|Let me know if you have any news||I look forward to receiving further details|
|Hope this is what you wanted to know||I hope you will find this information of use|
|Thanks a lot for everything you did||We would like to thank you for your assistance|
|I’m writing in reply to a letter I received
I’d like to point out
I’d like to contact
I’d also like you to ask
I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch recently
I just got so fed up with it
Abbreviations – Informal & Formal
|ASAP||as soon as possible|
Slang – Informal & Formal