Writing Letters: formal & informal English
A letter to your friend and a cover letter for a job application are written very differently. Whether you work in business or are taking the general IELTS or CELPIP test, knowing the difference between informal and formal writing is a skill you should have. Watch this writing lesson, take our quiz, and check out our resource page to become a better writer.
- Use the resource: engvid.com/english-resource/formal-informal-english/
- Take the quiz: engvid.com/writing-letters-formal-informal-english/
Hello, my name is Emma, and in today's lesson we are going to learn about writing. What kind of writing? Writing letters. Okay? So this is important for people who work in business. It's also important for people who like to write letters to their friends maybe or to their grandparents in English. Also, it is very... It is a very useful video for anyone who is taking the general IELTS test. So if you're taking not academic, but general, this is an important video. And also, if you plan to immigrate to Canada and you want to do the Canadian immigration test which is called: "the CELPIP", this video is also... It will also be useful and helpful to you. Okay?
So let's get started. What do I mean by "formal" and "informal"? "Informal" means something you would write to your friends, something you would write to your parents, - well, probably your parents unless you're afraid of your parents, then you might be more formal -, your classmates, your coworkers. Okay? So this is... It means it's not formal; it's for people you know well. On the other hand, "formal" English we use with strangers, we use with our boss, in the workplace, we use it in these different ways. So it's the English you really have to think about, whereas informal is kind of the relaxed English. So relaxed, serious. Okay?
So, sometimes you will have to write a letter formally, maybe to your boss or your company, other times maybe you're on holiday and you want to write a letter to your friend, you'll use informal English. So what is the difference? Let's see.
Informal English uses contractions. What are contractions? "Didn't", "wouldn't", "couldn't", "haven't", "hasn't". So if you see a verb with an apostrophe and then a "t", that is a contraction. Okay? It's very important to know this because in formal writing, you don't use contractions. "Didn't" would be: "Did not". I can write that for you. "Did not". Couldn't: could not, haven't: have not, can't: cannot. Okay? So that's one major difference.
Another major difference between formal and informal writing is the use of idioms; the use of certain expressions. If I'm writing to my friend, maybe I'll say: "Oh, you know, I've been very under the weather lately." Meaning: I've been very sick. If I'm writing to my boss, I won't use idioms. If I'm writing a formal letter, I will not use idioms. Those aren't good to use in formal writing.
Phrasal verbs, this is another thing we find in informal writing. What is a phrasal verb? It's a verb that has a preposition. Okay? So, for example: "find out", "find" is a verb, "out" is the preposition. "Go" is the verb, "up" is the preposition. So the... The preposition adds a different meaning to the verb. Phrasal verbs are very difficult to learn; we have so many of them in English. My students have told me phrasal verbs are one of the hardest parts of learning English, but it's possible, you can do it.
What does the Bible say about witchcraft / witches
What does the Bible say about witchcraft / witches? Should a Christian fear witchcraft? Is there any true spiritual power in witchcraft?
Romans 8:1-11 // No condemnation
New International Version Text work for Romans 8:1-11 with the title "No condemnation".
Theme sentence: Through Jesus, the Christians life is no longer dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit of God, and there is now no condemnation.
Aim sentence: We can have the assurance of life and peace that are ours through Christ as the Spirit works in us.
Find the sermon David Hill preached from this passage here - christchurchwaterkloof.org/2020/07/12/romans-81-11-no-condemnation-david-hill/
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Board of Condemnation - 9/20/21
Board of Condemnation - 9/20/21
Melania Trump's moment with Trudeau goes viral
Watch the funniest G7 summit handshakes, hugs and kisses. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Melania Trump that went viral. #CNN #News
7 Thoughts To Remember If You're Struggling With Depression | Joseph Prince
Friend, if you are going through a season of severe discouragement, and find yourself battling depression, I believe the Lord has a word for you today. You are not alone. You may not feel it right now, but I want you to know that God loves you and has a plan for your life.
It is not by accident that you are watching this video. I pray that you will watch on and give me a chance to share God’s heart for you. I am praying with you for your breakthrough, and I believe your best days are ahead of you. Here are 7 thoughts to remember if you're struggling with depression:
0:00 Right Believing Leads To Right Emotions
2:31 Take It One Day At A Time
4:54 Put Away The Distractions
7:18 Reach Out To Godly People
9:20 Look Away From Self And Look To Jesus
11:24 Meditate On God's Love For You
13:39 Don't Give Up! There Is Hope
16:13 Receive This Prayer
These clips are from:
1. God’s Answer For Spiritual Warfare (18 Oct 2020)
2. The Lord Of Time And Space (5 Jan 2020)
3. Win The Battle Over Hopelessness (25 Aug 2019)
4. Uncovering The Enemy's Tactics Against You—Part 2 (11 Feb 2018)
5. Distracted And Depressed? Help Is On The Way! (30 Aug 2020)
6. Answers For Dark Nights And Difficult Seasons (18 Aug 2019)
7. Discover The Door Of Hope In Your Valley Of Trouble (11 Nov 2012)
8. Win Over Discouragement, Depression And Burnout (19 Mar 2017)
If you are dealing with a health challenge, we are believing with you for your breakthrough, and we speak the Lord’s healing over you. But even as you stand in faith for your complete healing, be sure to practice both faith and wisdom. Be sure to consult a qualified medical practitioner or healthcare provider regarding your health status, and do not, on your own accord, disregard any professional medical advice or stop taking your medication. We are praying for you and look forward to hearing your praise report!
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Romans CLASS 43 | CHAPT 9 (2) | Tyler Young | Sunday, October 10, 2021
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Romans: The Redemption of Man and the Righteousness of God
CLASS 43: Chapter 9 (2): Paul’s Concern for Identity With His Fleshly Nation; Fleshly vs. Spiritual Israel; Israel and True Israel
From League City Church of Christ, League City, Texas
Sunday, October 10, 2021
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Safe and Secure - Romans 8:1-11 - Skip Heitzig
As the old saying goes, "It's always darkest before the dawn." That's certainly true of Paul's authorship of this book. He closes chapter 7 on a low note, only to crescendo to a swelling high point in chapter 8. "Don’t despair! You're in secure hands and you're safe," Paul tells us. He reminds us of four facts that should settle every heart.
This teaching is from our series Heart & Soul: A Study through Romans with Skip Heitzig from Calvary Church.
Condemnation of Diotrephes (Part 1 of 2) — 6/22/2019
truthforlife.org — While the call to holiness can seem abstract, the apostle John's third letter provides us with flesh-and-blood examples of how we should live. Study along with us as we meet these biblical figures on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.
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Punish Muslim Day 3rd April- List of Anti-islamist No condemnation
Punish Muslim day 3rd April
Adam is the start of death and condemnation that only the Law brought
DeCosta speaks on Adam and what took place in the garden in relation to some clear truths that Paul lays out in his letters to the elect of the dispersion in the nations.
Beware of Pride & Condemnation ... Be cheerful Givers ❤️ Love Letter from Jesus Christ
Text & Audio of Video Content & Related Messages... jesus-comes.com/index.php/2015/12/06/der-3-weltkrieg-und-die-wippe-von-stolz-und-verurteilung-the-3rd-worldwar-and-the-teeter-totter-of-pride-and-condemnation/
Video Playlist Love Letters... youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk0PDyGevqCRiEfxrAuAJq-idYlM5rNcK
Warnings from Jesus... jesus-comes.com/index.php/2019/11/15/warnungen-von-gott-jesus-jehova-zebaoth-warnings-from-god-jesus-jehovah-zebaoth/
Instructions for the Left Behind... jesus-comes.com/index.php/jesus-gives-instructions-for-the-left-behind/
Love Letters from Jesus in various Languages... jesus-comes.com/index.php/liebesbriefe-von-jesus-love-letters-from-jesus/
EBook Overview... jesus-comes.com/index.php/all-love-letters-from-jesus-to-his-bride-as-pdf/
Your personal Rhema from Jesus... jesus-comes.com/index.php/my-rhema/
Website with Divine Revelations... jesus-comes.com
Browse & Compare the Divine Revelations... search.jesus-comes.com
Source... Sister Clare's full Teachings in english... heartdwellers.org
Jesus says... Beware of Pride & Condemnation & Be cheerful Givers
December 3, 2015 – Words from Jesus to Sister Clare
(Clare) 'Here I am Lord battered and torn by my passions. Am I any use, really, at all to you?'
Jesus began... "What a foolish question, is there anything too hard for Me?"
"Let’s do this step by step. You forsake yourself in the little things day by day and don’t be caught into a loop of condemnation. Give Me what you think you can, thank Me for that and each day it will get easier. Sacrifice many times is built slowly, step by step, like a staircase – not all at once. Grace builds upon grace. When you backslide and give in to your weaknesses, just repent, get back up and carry on, praying that next time you will conquer yourself, because your heart is more riveted on My will than anything else."
"And I will make it worthwhile, I will flood you with My Love and caring. Do not obsess about anything. That only locks your mind into combat, which is what we don’t want. The truth is, the more you love Me, the more you will forsake the world. It is so simple and I am here to help you."
"My Brides, you are not to get caught and embroiled in a struggle. Give with a cheerful heart… for it is written the Lord loves a cheerful giver. The point is this… whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
"This move of My Spirit is to give you the freedom to enter into Me more deeply, not to have you struggling day and night about this or that. If you get caught up in such useless battles, you cannot possibly be effective for Me. So, don’t allow that. Move with the grace of the moment."
"I do not want a religious spirit to enter in here. If you are able to sacrifice more of the world for Me, do not grow proud or vain, you simply have more grace. If you fail, do not grow despondent, you simply over-reached yourself. Go back to what is comfortable and start there again. It takes a while to get used to denying your flesh, it’s a continuing work. In Heaven, you will have no flesh to deter or distract you, everything is under the control of your spirit. Isn’t that something to look forward to?"
(Clare) It surely is Lord!
(Jesus) "Well for now, know that I am grateful and appreciative for every little thing you offer Me in love. Oh, I am SO grateful."
"For some fasting and self-control become an idol or a means to show everyone how holy they are. By doing that they cancel out any good that was done and fall into a worse sin, Pride. I know you struggled with that, it’s a powerful delusion…but wasn’t I faithful to deliver you, Clare, and show you your true state before Me?"
(Clare) Oh, Lord you were so kind, truly You delivered me from a serious sin in that area. I know I’m still being formed and sanctified by Your gentle hand, but at least You revealed my sin in that area. I much prefer this very lowly place You’ve put me in! It feels so secure and warm and I’m free to enjoy the holiness of others without getting jealous. I don’t feel threatened…but I feel privileged. You have placed so many exceptional souls in this ministry, it is an absolute wonder to me. And I know they are here because of You! Oh, how safe and simple this lowly place is to me.
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“Under the Law” is the Condemnation of the Torah Pronounced Upon Sinners - Blogcast
How can today’s Messianic movement widely advocate that the Law of Moses is still valid, when the Bible is clear that born again Believers are not “under the Law”?
"Under the Law" is the Condemnation of the Torah Pronounced Upon Sinners: messianicapologetics.net/under-the-law-is-the-condemnation-of-the-torah-pronounced-upon-sinners/
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Condemnation of MAINE
there's an x up on my door tonight..." -nahko