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Informal letter essay advice

informal letter essay advice

Understanding the difference between a formal and an informal letter.

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Factsheet: Writing formal and informal letters

  • Wt/E3.1 Plan and draft writing
  • Wt/E3.2 Organise writing in short paragraphs
  • Purposes for writing informal letters
  • Purposes for writing formal letters
  • Questions to consider in planning formal letters

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Letter - - Informal writing SPM Weebly

Hi there! I'd appreciate it if someone could take a look at this informal letter asking for advice and tell me what should I correct.

The situation is that I have some money problems and I've had to take another job. As a result of that, I've become a workaholic, eat only ready and have insomnia.

Here's the letter:

Dear Miguel,


It's been a while since we wrote each other, so I thought I'd drop you a line. I'm writing to ask for your advice, because I'm going through some problems and I could really use some help.


I've been having money problems lately, so I've had to take another job to deal with them. The thing is that I've become a workaholic now. I work long hours, and even when I'm not at the office I can't stop thinking about work. I've to take work home every day and I'm getting so stressed because of this situation.
The worst part of it is that all this "two jobs thing" is starting to affect both my eating and sleeping habits.

But I also realise how confused you must feel in front of this dilemma.

Firstly, I’m not sure that spending the money on an expensive holiday is the best decision you can make. Of course, everybody needs to have a rest; so do you. I know pretty well that you had a busy year at school and you were under stress. It will be great if you can relax from all this.

On the other hand, personally, I think it’s not better to put the money aside to buy a car. Isn’t there a good bus or train service where you live? If you have a car at college, your friends will take advantage of you while you will be giving them lifts.

In my opinion, it’s a good idea to spend part of the money on a cheap holiday, for example, somewhere in the countryside, and to put the other part aside for a used car. I don’t think that you’ll need a flashy new car as you won’t be driving long distances.

12 March 2012.

Dear Zarina,

How's life? I hope you are in the best of health. How's my beloved Uncle Johari? I miss him too.The reason I write this letter is to tell you about my expedition to Langkawi. Guess what? We just came back from Langkawi . I went there with 25 of my classmates and my class teacher. Mr, Zaid had kindlly accompanied us for the 3 day-trip. You should have joined us. It was such an awesome experience!

Well, on the first day, we arrived at Langkawi in morning after a short flight. Then, we were taken to Langkawi Geopark, a UNESCO World Heriatage Site where we could see magnificent rock formations. We were taught the history of the place and some fossils of fish could also be sighted. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand geogical aspect of the island at the Geopark.

After visiting Geopark, we were taken to Pulau Dayang Bunting which about an hour boat ride. I forgot to mention that the boat ride itself was so exciting and adventurous.

I always wake up in the middle of the night, just a couple of hours after going to bed, and I can't get back to sleep. This is making me feel more and more tired every day, and I'm thinking of taking sleeping pills. Should I visit a doctor first?


I'd better sign of now. I've got some work to do. Please let me know what you think I should do, I'd really appreciate it. Give my regards to your wife and kids. Looking forward to hear from you.


All the best,


Jose

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Thanks in advance!
  • Moderator

    Retired English Teacher

    #2 21-Nov-2010, 19:17

    Re: Informal letter asking for advice.

    Welcome to the board.

    As it's an informal letter to a friend, it's not all that important for it to be absolutely grammatically correct, which is probably why no-one's answered it yet.

  • I've been having money problems lately, so I've had to take another job to deal with them. The thing is that I've become a workaholic now. I work long hours, and even when I'm not at the office I can't stop thinking about work. I've to take work home every day and I'm getting so stressed because of this situation.
    The worst part of it is that all this "two jobs thing" is starting to affect both my eating and sleeping habits. As I barely have any free time during the day, and I'm really shattered when I get back home, the only food I eat is ready meals, because they're fast to heat up and don't need to be cooked. Do you think it's unhealthy? What else can I do if I don't have the time to cook my own food?


    The tiredness and stress I'm feeling have caused me insomnia. I always wake up in the middle of the night, just a couple of hours after going to bed, and I can't get back to sleep. This is making me feel more and more tired every day, and I'm thinking of taking sleeping pills.

    The next day, we went to Underwater World where we saw the penguin, giant fishes, colourful onemones and all sorts of marine life there.I'm sure, it's heaven for fish lovers. One advantage of this trip is I could learn about themarine life. Well, on the final day, we went to Mahsuri Tomb and Padang Mat Sirat to relive the legend of Mahsuri. It was a good experience since I managed to see the historic sites and understand Mahsuri legend better. Other than that, I also learn about the importance of being true to our words and do not spread false gossips since these can lead to horrible consequences. I also managed to make friends with some other tourists visiting the site.

    Okay, I guess I have to have to pen off now. Hope to see you in the next letter. Please convey my love and regards to my uncle and aunti. Take care!

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