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spanish writing


Letter writing is an acquired skill in any language. the format is usually set in a fixed style.It is important that you learn the format and the appropiate language used in the various letters.


unit 1 lesson 1 lesson objective
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3


.at the end of this lesson you should be able to identify the various partsof the letter. .you should be able to use the correct language for the salutation,introduction,conclusion and complimentary close

Study the letter below and the labels given to each section.




Complimentary close

Now, Can you identify the various sections of the letter?

Note: Here is a list of other expressions that you can use in the various sections

Salutation: Hola / Mi querido(a) / Estimado(a)

Introduction: Que tal? / Que tal estas?/ Como te va?1 Estoy fenomenal y tu?/

Espero que todo vaya bien contigo 2 Espero que tengas buena salud Espero que tu y tu familia esten bien

Esta carta es para decirte/ invitarte 3 Estoy esctiniendo paa decirte/ inforrmar te

Conclusion: Nada mas por ahora Hasta entonces Escribeme pronto Da recuerdos a tu familia / a tus padres/ a todos

Complimentary close: Carinosamente Con carino Un abrazo muy fuerte

Besos y abrasos

Tu amigo(a)…..

N.B. Remember • The address is not to be written out fully. e.g “Toco” is enough • Using a Spanish name will enhance your work • The use of de before the month and the year • The inrtroduction has three parts;1 greeting, 2 I hope and 3 reason for writing

Activity 1:

Match the expressions with the various headings Direccion






Have you done it?

Congrratulations you are doing well 

Activity 2: place the parts of this letter in their correct order and format Mi querido Ramon: Da recuerdos a tu mama. Diego Martin , Como estas? Nada mas por ahora. Carinosamente, 5 de abril de 2009. Tu amiga Teresita Espero que tengas buena salud

Activity 3: You will be given a question in your exam such as;

Write in Spanish a letter of (130-150 words) to a friend inviting him/her to your birthday party. Be sure to use all the following cues in your letter

A when and where is the party B what are the preparations for the party C what are the activities planned for the party D describe your feelings about having this party

Now use what you have just learnt to format your letter Direccion, Fecha, Saludo, ,Introduccion, Conclusion, Despedida