Useful phrases for writing a letter
Starting your letter (Paragraph 1)
Thanks for your letter.
Lovely to hear from you.
How are you?
How are things?
Hope you’re well.
Commenting on something (Paragraph 1)
I’m sorry to hear/learn …
I’m so pleased to hear …
It’s great to hear …
What wonderful news about …
Moving the topic on (Paragraph 2)
Anyway, the reason I’m writing …
I thought I’d write to tell/ask you
Anyway, I was wondering …
Ending your letter (Paragraph 3)
Well, that’s all for now
Write back soon
Looking forward to hearing from you again
All the best
See you soon
Lots of love
It was good of you to think of writing to me, and I appreciate it very much.
Thanks for your letter. I was so glad to receive it.
I was delighted to receive your nice letter.
Thank you very much for the letter you sent me.
I’ve long been intending to write to you, but one thing or another have arisen to prevent me from carrying out my good intentions. Besides, you know, the longer one postpones writing, the more difficult it is to begin.
How are you doing? Everything is fine with me. I’m sorry that I haven’t written for a while, but I’ve been really busy.
In your letter you ask me about …
You ask me to tell you a few things about …
As for the …
It is great that …
How long …?
Do you think …?
Are you …?
Could you please tell me …?
Please tell me more about it.
I would like very much to hear about …
I would be very much obliged because …
Do you think you could find time to make inquiries at bookstores in London? If you manage to get it and send it to me by airmail, I would be most grateful.
I wonder if it would be possible for you to send a copy of the book to me? I would be only too pleased to send you something in return.
I have been wondering recently how you are getting on and whether things have been improving for you.
Anyway, I’d better go now. I’ve got loads of homework to do tonight.
I am very eager to hear from you, so please write as soon as you can.
I am looking forward to your early reply. Please write me soon.
I am looking forward to receive your letter.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I hope you will write me again soon.
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