Advanced: Formal vs Informal Writing

Language for Letters and Emails

Language for Formal and Informal Email and Letters. Take a look at this page on Alex Case's website
Can you do the exercise that Alex Case has designed? You might want to print the page out to look at it more carefully and write notes.

First, decide if the phrases are formal or informal. Make a list of new phrases in your vocabulary section or notebook. You can scroll down the page for Alex’s comments.

Second, think about exactly what they mean. Are you familiar with the phrases like you’re a star, and give me a bell and vocabulary like to pop, to land someone in it and a wee bit tricky?

Third, you can post your guesses, answers or comments here via the comment button on our Facebook page.

Finally, try to use a couple of them in your homework.


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