How to write a formal letter at the STANAG 6001 level 3 exam? What to remember about?
Do you want to learn how to write a letter and win a prize. Read on!
There are a few basic things you have to remember about when writing a formal letter.
1. LETTER STRUCTURE
Remember about the letter structure.
Start with a formal greeting.
The letter should start with an introductory line or two, introducing the general topic of the letter, e.g. referring to previous correspondence, a meeting or conversation which resulted in writing it. e.g. "I'm writing in reply to ...." or "I"m writing with reference to ..."
There are always three points in the exam instruction you should cover. Each of them should be dealt with in a separate paragraph.
Remember about the final sentence or two which sum up the letter, e.g. "I'm looking forward to your reply, and ..."
Sign the letter with XYZ and end it with an appropriate greeting.
Read more about letter structure and greetings here: WRITING FORMAL LETTERS AND E-MAILS
2. PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT
Each paragraph should start with the topic sentence introducing the topic of the paragraph.
Every idea in the paragraph should be justified and developed (example, explanation, consequence).
Sentences should be logically connected with the use of linking words, such as: moreover, for example, therefore, however.
You can read more about paragraph development here: PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT
Use appropriate expressions to give and request information.
The phrases come from my book "Speaking and Writing Expert. How to Pass STANAG 6001 English Exam. Level 3."
4. FORMAL LANGUAGE
Remember to use formal language. I wrote more about formal language requirements here: FORMAL LANGUAGE