Informal letters are friendly letters that we write to friends and family members on a personal basis.
In addition to giving news, they are often used to give information, congratulate, give advice and expressing concern.
Samples – SPM Questions
1.You recently went an expedition with your classmates to Langkawi. You have been asked to write a letter to your cousin about your visit to Langkawi Island.
2.You have just spent your school holiday in Malacca. Use the short note below, write a letter to your friend overseas about your holiday in Malacca.
3.Your younger sister, who is studying in a boarding school, has written to complain that she finds the compulsory co-curricular activities very tiring. Write a letter to her to explain the benefits of co-curricular activities.
4.Your friend in Singapore has written to you to inform you that his cousin in Penang was down with dengue fever. He would like to know the situation in Malaysia as he plans to bring his family over for the holidays in June. Write a letter to brief him about the current situation.
Taman Bukit Bintang,
27th January 2019
How are you? I’m sorry to hear that your cousin had dengue fever. This problem seems to have become very serious all of sudden
According to the news, students made up nearly 30 per cent of the 1 500 suspected cases over the first three weeks of the year. This has prompted the health ministry to increase checks on aedes breeding grounds in school and public areas.
The authorities have taken various steps to control the situation. Fogging has been carried out in many public areas and most of the housing estates. Contractors at the construction sites have been instructed to take appropriate actions and warned to clean up. A lot of campaigns were carried out to make people aware of the issue.
Before the long holidays for the Chinese New Year, schools all over Malaysia carried out a clean-up campaign of the school compound. There were huge piles of rubbish especially old tyres and containers littered by the hawkers near the might market site.
The situation in Malaysia has improved since the end of January. There have been no reports of new cases of dengue. So, don’t worry. You can bring your family for a holiday here in June. I’m looking forward to seeing them again.
Send my regard to your mom and dad. Do take care.