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

Hi Sis, Thank you so much for the letter! It is
a pleasant surprise to receive a letter from you during the era of email and social media! I have received your birthday present and I absolutely love the Man United scarf that you bought me. I still wish that you had been here to give me directly! Speaking of the birthday party, I had a blast there!
we had a small chocolate cake which, in my opinion, was just enough in terms of portion, not too much for the attendees.
, we turned on our Switch and had a small Smash Bros. tournament. I was so close to winning over my younger sister! We really enjoyed ourselves there! Now, enough of me, let's talk about your trip to Bali with your folks! Was it a good experience since I am considering going there next summer? It will be wonderful if you can send me some pictures and videos there.
, from what I found from your parents, the trip was not as expensive as I would assume. I would love to know more about the expenses and the accommodation from you. Until
, I cannot wait to see you at the next family gathering. I will
bring the Switch with me so we can play some Mario Karts with the other cousins. Yours, Son Nguyen
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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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