Category : 4th Class
Real Life Examples
People typically write letters either by hand or on the computer. Everyone should learn to write letters. This is a skill that people use throughout and professional cantexts.
Encouraging yourself to write letters from an early age will improve your communication, social and handwriting skills.
This lesson will help you to:
learn about letter writing.
learn how to write Informal Letter (personal).
learn how to write Formal Letter (application).
QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW
All of us are required, every now and then, to write letters, either to our friends, relatives or teachers so every educated person should know how to write a clear, precise and readable letter. There are various types of letters that we are usually required to write in our everyday life but the two most important forms which you should know in class-4 are ---personal letters and applications.
FORM OF LETTERS
Letters are messages, and certain letter forms have been established by experience and custom as the most useful forms learned and used by every letter writer, for neglect of them is a sign of ignorance and carelessness. There are several different kinds of letters (such as informal letters and formal letters) each of which has its own particular form; but there are certain matters of form which apply to all.
In all kinds of letters there are six points of form to be attended to:?
1. The Heading which consists of (a) the writer's address and (b) the date.
2. The courteous Greeting or Salutation.
3. The Communication or Message---------- The Body of the letter.
4. The Subscription, or courteous Leave -taking, or Conclusion.
5. The Signature.
6. The Superscription on the envelope.
CLASSIFICATION OF LETTERS
1. Informal Letters (personal or friendly) ?? Informal letter are easy to write in terms of format, tone and language. These kinds of letters are written to friends, relatives and parents. Their style is chiefly conversational.
How to write Informal Letter:
Start: The address and date should be on left hand corner of the letter.
Salutation: This would normally start with either "Dear..." or "Hi..."- with no comma afterwards.
Body: The first paragraph usually starts with greeting and asking about the health like "how are you dear" In the second paragraph, you can ask question or you can answer to the question asked by the recipient ? maybe asking for an opinion or advice. You can also write something about yourself or what's new in your life, to make it controversially and interesting.
Closing: At the end do not close your letter directly with sincerely, you could use expressions such as "I look forward to hearing back from you soon" or simply "Hope to hear from you soon" and also "Keep in touch". When ending a letter you could sign off with a variety of expressions... obviously keep in mind the person you are writing to. Best Wishes," "Sincerely (yours)," "(Lots of) Love," "(Best) Regards," etc.
Example: Informal Letter. Your friend has recently passed the final examination of class-4 securing the highest marks. Write a letter to him/her congratulating on his/her brilliant success.
Have you ever written letter to god? Whenever you feel sad or dejected try writing an informal letter to God mentioning about your experience. What will happen next? You will feel much better and sadness will reduce.
Write an informal letter to any fairy tale character which you like giving it suggestion or sharing that how did you feel about the experience which they had. Example- My dear little Red Riding hood, you should have listened to your mother................
The record for the longest letter was established in 1952, during the Korean War. A lady in Brooklyn, New York, wrote to her boyfriend, a private in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. Instead of using regular writing paper, this ingenious lady used the narrow tape that is found on adding machines, 3,200 feet of it! The letter took her one month to write.
A-6/9, Fort Villa,
9th March 2013.
I have just heard that you have passed your final exams with flying colours. May I offer you my heartiest congratulations? It is an achievement of which you ought to be proud. You really worked very hard and certainly deserved to be the topper. You are sure to win a scholarship.
Mother joins me in singing your praises. She says your parents ought to be proud of you. All my best wishes for your promotion to class-5 and hope you enjoy your new class and studies.
2. Formal Letters (applications)------------An application to your principal, headmistress or teacher can be in the form of Leave-application, Permission-letter or Complaint-letter. Formal tone of language, style and format should be adopted to write any sort of applications. The matter has to be precise and perfect.
How to write formal letters- Start: The address and date to the person you are writing should be on top left hand corner of the letter. Salutation: This would normally start with either "Respected Sir..." or "Respected Madam..."- with comma afterwards. Subject: reference to your leave, permission or complaint.
First Paragraph You should write what is the issue or the reason for the writing the complain letter. Be sure to write the following information if applicable to the situation date, time, name of the person.
Second Paragraph What would you expect from the school, teacher, and principle to solve the issue.
Third Paragraph End the letter by writing /Thanking you," or, "With Regards". In the next line "yours faithfully," or "yours sincerely". In the end write your name, class, section and roll number.
Example: Formal Letter.
Write a letter to your landlord to undertake the repairing work of the whole building.
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh,
12th March 2013.
I shall be obliged if you please take the trouble of sending your man round as soon as possible to attend some of the repairs which are urgently needed in the house I am occupying. During the recent rains, the roofs of the drawing room and the kitchen leaked badly, disfiguring the walls and spoiling the whole furniture. The roofs should be repaired without a moment's delay, since the rainy season has set in.
Further, I should like to remind you of your promise to get the whole building whitewashed in October next. Please treat these matters as urgent.
A. K. Roy,
R.N. Tagore college.
Where all do we write letters?
(a) Within schools: Letter writing is part of the required curriculum. Visits to museums or farms prompt thank you letters, for example contacting schools in other countries and exchanging letters links into geography.
(b) At home: Within the home, letter writing has many uses. It encourages good manners, especially writing 'thank you letters, you can write invitations, you can write letters to friends and relatives. Pen pals are always popular, giving insights into other's lives, especially overseas.
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