Writing (Formal Letter)


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In today’s English Language class, We will be learning how to Formal Letters. We hope you enjoy the class!


How to Write a Business Letter



  • Definition of a formal letter
  • Features of a formal letter

Formal letters are also called official or business letters. They are written to people in their official position. They are people we do not know personally, e.g.; Local government chairman, commissioners, principal of your school, managers of organizations, etc.


Features of a Formal Letter

  1. The writer’s address and date
  2. The receiver’s designation and address
  3. Salutation
  4. Subject heading
  5. The body of the letter
  6. The conclusion or the final paragraph
  7. The ending of the letter/subscript (usually Yours faithfully,)
  8. Writer’s signature and full name.


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                                                          Government Great College,

P.O. Box 216,


Lagos State.

10th October 2010.


The Chairman,

Makaliki Local Government,

Lagos State.


Dear Sir,


The Urgent Need to Rehabilitate Makaliki- Ota Road

          The Body of the letter


Conclusion / Final Paragraph


Yours faithfully,


Babatunde Talamo.


Write a letter to the principal of a neighbouring school, inviting their JSS3 students to a debate organized by your club.



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