It can be very annoying for someone to have to struggle to read handwriting. Out in the Milky Way, there is an alien curious about Earth.
There are plenty of examples — birthday parties, Christmas parties, a visit to a beach with friends; going out to a farm or to the cinema, a wedding or when a new baby is christened; or simply inviting a friend to stay overnight at your house.
Make sure all your contact details are clearly written down at the top of the letter. Ask the students to identify language from the model which they could use to improve their letter. In pairs, students re-write the letter to make it more appropriate as a formal letter.
Every December a letter would appear telling wonderful tales of life at the North Pole — how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Santa Claus's house.
Two types of letters can be undertaken — a letter requesting information; and a reply providing it. By writing to the paper, the sender hopes that the message will reach the people concerned. Include telephone number and email if available Greeting — There are several variations that can be used depending on how well you know the person: Dear Mary, Hi Mary, Greetings Complimentary close — short comment, for example Love, Lots of love, With thanks, See you soon Typical layout of an informal letter Tips for writing good letters Make sure that they are well written.
What would he say?