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Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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Letters

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Formal and informal letters.

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Informal Letters

Letter-Writing

A letter about a holiday, from the PET exam. Click for advice and click again for vocabulary ideas. 

Level: Pre-Inter to Intermediate. Go>

Letters at Parapal Online

Gap-fill exercises.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter.  Go>

Model Letters - Upper Inter

LibraryOnline Sample Letters - Personal

This website offers a large range of letters to help you improve your writing skills.  Here are some free samples.  For the rest, you have to become a member. 

Level: Advanced.  Go>

LibraryOnline Sample Letters - Love

Example love letters from the same website. 

Level: Advanced. Go>

Flo-Joe's 'Writing Makeovers'

Students' answers from writing exams, with corrections and notes.  Choose a topic, read the example answer, then click on the red links to for an explanation of the error, and the green links for suggested improvements.  Writing topics are both formal and informal, and include letters, stories, reports, descriptions and articles.

FCE writing makeovers - Level: Upper Inter. Go>

CAE writing makeovers - Level: Advanced. Go>

CPE writing makeovers - Level: Upper Advanced. Go>

 

 

Formal Letters: Job Applications

UsingEnglish Guide to Formal Letters

Advice on layout, structure and language. Go>

Model Letter - Fill in the Gaps

Level: Intermediate to Upper Intermediate. Go>

Alec.co.uk - Cover Letters

You'll find many useful articles on this site that provide job-hunting advice. Below are two sample cover letters:

Sample letter in response to an advertisement

Sample speculative letter

EnglishClub - Sample Cover Letter

An example of an cover letter for a job as Director of Studies at a language school. Go>

 

More Formal Letters

UsingEnglish Guide to Formal Letters

Advice on layout, structure and language. Go>

Opening and Closing a Letter

Useful language. Go>

Expressions for Formal Letters

Rearrange the words to make a correct sentences. Go>

Letters at Parapal Online

Gap-fill exercises. Go>

EnglishClub Sample Letters

Reference letter

Letter requesting information

Letter sending information

Gap-Fill Exercise

Complete three paragraphs from business letters. Go>

BBC Learn It - Business Letter

Model letter and advice. Go>

 

 

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