Match the expressions on the left with the paragraphs on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable.
Formal - informal letter rules.
  • Dear Sir,
  • Please contact me if you have any further questions.
  • Dear Peter,
  • I would be grateful if you could ...
  • Yours sincerely,
  • Yours
  • I was wondering if I could ask you a favour?
  • I regret to advise you that ...
  • Yours faithfully,
  • Hope to hear from you soon.
  • Closing (formal letter)
  • Signing off (if you begin Dear Sir or Madam)
  • Signing off (informal letter)
  • Asking for help (formal letter)
  • Beginning (formal letter)
  • Giving bad news (formal letter)
  • Beginning (informal letter)
  • Asking for help (informal letter)
  • Closing (informal letter)
  • Signing off (if you begin with a name)
CORRECT!

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FCE Formal vs Informal Letter

1) Dear Sir, Beginning (formal letter)
2) Please contact me if you have any further questions. Closing (formal letter)
3) Dear Peter, Beginning (informal letter)
4) I would be grateful if you could ... Asking for help (formal letter)
5) Yours sincerely, Signing off (if you begin with a name)
6) Yours Signing off (informal letter)
7) I was wondering if I could ask you a favour? Asking for help (informal letter)
8) I regret to advise you that ... Giving bad news (formal letter)
9) Yours faithfully, Signing off (if you begin Dear Sir or Madam)
10) Hope to hear from you soon. Closing (informal letter)