Your sibling has sent you a letter asking for an update on your life. Write a letter to your sibling. In your letter: - Describe what you did for your last birthday - Ask for photos of your sibling’s last holiday - Talk about something you are looking forward to

Thanks for your
letter; it gave me a giggle on a boring Wednesday. As for me, I was out for my birthday
week; seven of us went to see a play at the Royal Exchange Theatre, and we stayed out late at a cocktail bar. The play was good, the drinks were many, and I had to take the
day off work with the world’s biggest hangover. I swear they get worse every year. I’ll be going to Spain for a couple of weeks
month, though, that’ll be good. That reminds me, send me those photos from your
holiday, that one to Croatia, when you went to all those music festivals - that sounded like the best time when you told me about it. I’m looking forward to going to a festival or two, myself, and I want to get a good idea of what the different ones are like. If you want to go with me
year, give me a shout ASAP.
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The Greeting

Depending on the style and aim of the letter, you will need to adapt your greeting.

Always start an informal letter in the ways:

  • Dear + name
  • Hi / Hello + name

‘Dear...’ is more appropriate, so stick with this.

For a formal letter there are two options for the greeting:

  • Use Dear Sir or Madam if you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to.
  • Use Dear + surname if you do know their name, e.g. Dear Mr Smith or Dear Mrs Jones.

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