Friendly or personal letters are means of communication through letter. We normally write letters to loved ones, including mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, lovers, wives, husbands, teachers, friends, etc.
We normally use statements such as ‘Dear mother’, ‘Dear father’,’Dear sister’,’Dear friend’, ‘hi daddy’,’ hi mummy’, ‘hi aunt’. in the greeting (introduction part). We use expressions such as ‘your loving daughter’,’your loving son’, ‘your loving………’, ‘missing you……..’in the closing remarks.
Components of a friendly letter
Writer’s address -written on top right hand corner.
Date – below the sender address.
Salutation – comes after the address.
Main body-states the aim or purpose of the letter.
Closing statement-ending the letter.
Signature and name of the writer/sender- extreme end of the letter.
Kongani Secondary School,
P. O. Box 340,
It is my hope that you are doing well. It’s been a long time since I last wrote to you. I am generally fine and continue with my studies. By the way, we will close school for a short holiday this Saturday till early April. I ask that you send me some money for a bus fare from school.. Please send me the money very soon so that I may pay the transport officers. Greetings to brothers Jorum and Maven and sisters Jacky and Joan, as well as all my friends.
I hope to see you during holiday and pray for you with best wishes.
Your loving daughter,
Nasra Shomari Mohamed.
Pretend that you are Nasra’s mother and reply to the letter, informing her that you will send her some money before school closes.