ENGLISH – WRITING A FORMAL LETTER – GCSE
Learning Objective: To understand what a formal letter is, what they are
used for and how to create one successfully.
What is a Formal Letter? What are they used for?
1. A formal letter is a letter that is written for a formal reason. They are often
addressed to someone you don’t know, like a manager of a company, a
newspaper editor or politician.
2. They are often written to ask for information, to give information, to
complain, to apply for a job and many other formal reasons.
3. When you write formal letters you must remember that there are rules of
presentation. You should always include, dates, names and addresses also
specific terms of greeting and formal and sophisticated vocabulary.
Remember to lay it out in organised paragraphs as well.