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Lesson 1: Informal Letters

W/C 15th June: Lesson 1 - Informal Letters


Today, I would like you to read the informal letter below. I have added a document link at the bottom of the page if you would like to print this off. There are two tasks and one extension task.


Task 1

For your first task today, you need to find and label the key features of an informal letter for example: the address.



32 Sander Close,





Monday 13th June 2011


Dear Natalie,


How are you? Did you have a nice half term?


I went for a lovely bike ride near Shugborough. I have tried to learn lots of new things including how to cross stitch. I am also keeping busy walking my dog, Roxie. I am back to learning now and we are learning about the Egyptians. So far we have found out how they built the pyramids. I am going to watch Frozen 2 at the weekend. My mum is making popcorn. I’m looking forward to it. Have you seen this film yet?


I hope you write back to me soon. I am excited to hear what you have been up to.


Lots of love,






Task 2

Oh no! This letter is all jumbled up. Can you cut it out or write it in the correct order?




Mrs Lorraine Harrold


Thank you again for such a wonderful meal. I will recommend your café to all my friends, and you will definitely be seeing us again soon!


The other day, I ate lunch in your café, and I wanted to tell you what a good time my friend and I had.


The Horseshoe Cafe

89 Flounder Street





We were in “The Horseshoe Café” last Saturday lunchtime, and even though it was busy we were served nice and quickly. After ordering our meals, we were able to relax with the superb view of the River Trent!


Hi Mrs. Briggs,


The food was the very yummy! I chose the salmon and my friend chose the beef.




Extension - Task 3

In informal letters, the language used is informal. Informal language is more casual and you would probably use it when speaking to your friends or family. Formal language is when you sound more professional and you would probably use it when speaking to the headteacher or, when you’re older, applying for a job.


I would like you to look at the statements below. Circle them if you think they are informal and underline the statements that are formal. If you can’t print the document out, discuss the answers with an adult or write them statements into a formal or informal columns.