An informal email of advice
Greeting your pen friend
1. Opening remarks:
a)thank friend for the letter;
b) mention something in the letter or apologize for not writing sooner
a) Hi! How are you?
Hope you`re OK.
How are you doing?
Thanks for your letter.
It was great to receive a letter from you.
It's always nice to get your letters!
b) It was great to hear….
Great news about your…!
Sorry I didn`t write earlier, but I…
Sorry for not writing for so long.
Sorry I haven`t written so long, I was so busy…
I’m sorry I haven’t answered earlier but I was really busy with my school.
Sorry for not writing sooner…..
Sorry I haven`t been in touch for so long.
2. Advice and expected result
Advice Expected results
The best thing you can do is… Then,…
It`s a good idea to… If you do this, ….
I think you could…. Then you can, …
a) express hope for better
b) excuse to stop writing;
c) request to the person to reply soon.
a) I really hope my advice helps.
I hope things work out well for you.
b) I must go now.
Got to go now.
I have to go now.
Well, I’d better go now as I have to do my homework.
Anyway, I have to go now because my Mum asked me to help her with the washing up.
I’ve got to go now! It’s time for my favourite TV show.
Well, got to go now.
I must finish my letter because it is very late and I must go to bed (because my Mum is calling me / because I have to do my homework).
c) Write back soon!
Looking forward for your next letter.
Drop me a letter when you can.
Hope to hear from yon soon.
I can't wait to hear from you!
4. Closing line
Lots of love,
All the best,
With best wishes,
Final line: your first name (without full stop)
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