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Useful phrases for a formal letter of application

Salutation

  • Dear Sir / Madam, (If you do not know their name.)
  • Dear Mr Jones, / Dear Mrs Smith, (If you are given their name, you MUST use it, but NOT their first name)

Letters of Appology

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A letter of apology can be either formal or informal. It can be written when someone has made a mistake, has failed to perform a duty or is not able to fulfil a promise. The main body contains reasons for the inconvenience caused. In the final paragraph you can express your hope to improve the situation or promise to make up for any problems that have been caused.

Useful Language for Letters of Apology

Opening Remarks:

Formal

  • I am writing to apologise for
  • l must apologise for
  • Please accept my sincerest apologies for
  • How can I apologise enough for
  • l must apologise profusely for

Letters of Advice

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Useful Language for Letters Asking for Advice

Opening Remarks:

Formal

  • I am writing to ask if you could help me with
  • I would appreciate it if you could give me some advice about
  • I am writing to ask for your advice
  • I would be grateful if you could offer your advice
  • Could you possibly offer your advice?
  • I wonder if you could help me with a problem

Valentine’s Day Classroom Activities

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Find your valentine

Great for pairing up children Divide your class into two groups. Give out a set of word cards to the first group and a set of picture cards to the second group. The object of the game is to match pictures with words and find your partner (valentine) for today’s lesson. To do this, children should move around the class, asking questions “Have you got a mailbox” etc.


Groundhog Day

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Groundhog Day falls on February 2 in the United States, coinciding with Candlemas. It is a part of popular culture among many Americans and it centers on the idea of the groundhog coming out of its home to “predict” the weather.


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