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How to Write a Business Letter

In this lesson, students learn tips and techniques for writing business letters in English. They review the main components of a business letter, and they also learn how to format a letter and envelope correctly. Useful expressions are included.

Vocabulary
  • on behalf of
  • recipient
  • letterhead
  • triple-check
  • salutation
  • colleague
  • applicable
  • inquiry
  • resignation
  • draw one's attention to
PDF Content
  • free writing
  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • useful phrases
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • pair activity
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Did You Know?(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Sender's Information(Reference)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Date(Reference)
  • Task 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Recipient's Information(Reference)
  • Salutation(Reference)
  • Body(Reference)
  • Closing(Reference)
  • Types of Business Letters(Reference)
  • Useful Phrases(Reference)
  • Sample Letter of Complaint(Reference)
  • Sample Response(Reference)
  • Business Envelopes — Formatting Tips(Reference)
  • Business Envelopes — Sample Envelope(Reference)
  • Business Letter Checklist(Reference)
  • Comprehensionhension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Assessment (Open-Ended Questions)