Where do these parts of a standard letter go?
A. Choose from this list:
(reason for writing)
greeting / salutation
receiver’s name and
l look forward…
main body of text
indication of an attachment
(request for action)
B. The following is a jumbled letter — a “jigsaw puzzle” — for you to unscramble. Put the letters in the correct order.
a. We would be delighted to have such a successful civil engineer as our guest of honour.
b. Yours sincerely
c. Andrew McDonald
d. CCB Conference organiser
e. We would very much like you to be part of the awards ceremony which starts at 10.00 am on the second day.
f. Dear Mr Conran
g. I look forward to hearing from you.
h. 4 August 2004
i. Do not hesitate to contact me, or my colleague Sara Hewson, if you require further details I am writing to ask if you would be able to present the CCB Design Awards for Innovation at this year’s conference.
j. It would be much appreciated if you could confirm your availability as soon as possible.
k. The conference takes place on October 14 and 15 at the Riverside Conference Centre
C. Learn the letter parts above first, and then answer these questions:
1. What is the purpose of the letter?
2. Which day is Mr Conran asked to attend the conference?
3. Who should Mr Conran contact if he needs more information?
4. Who does Andrew McDonald work for?
5. What is his job?
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