IELTS寫書信要留意嘅重點之一就喺Formality(禮節),分為formal(正式)、semi-formal(半正式)同informal(非正式)三種。Formality(禮節)會影響到你寫Opening(開首)、用字同結尾,想知寫咩先切合到考試要求,脫穎而出拎到高分?

 

咁就要留意以下拆解Formality嘅3個重點喇!

 

  • Opening 開首

 

可以參考下唔同嘅例子︰

 

Formal: I am writing in response to the editorial in New Times dated 15th September,2018.

正式︰我來信是想回應一篇在9月15日刊登於New Times的社論。

 

Semi-formal: I’m writing to send my congratulations with regards to the remarkable results your company has achieved this year.

半正式︰我想以這封信恭喜貴公司,能於今年取得非凡成功。

 

Informal: It’s been a while since we last met. I’d like to know if you’re free to come to celebrate my birthday party in the coming Sunday.

非正式︰我們已很久不見了,我想知道你星期日會不會有空來慶祝我的生日。

 

  • Grammar: formal vs informal 文法︰正式與非正式

 

兩者嘅差別在於有冇縮寫,例如︰

formal

informal

I am…

 

I’m…

You are…

You’re…

You have…

You’ve…

She is…

She’s…

He was not…

He wasn’t…

It cannot…

It can’t…

We will…

We’ll…

They would…

They’d…

  • Signing off 結尾

 

Formal: I am looking forward to receiving your reply. Should you have any enquiries please feel free to contact me through email or phone.

正式︰我很期待收到你的回覆,如果你有任何疑問,歡迎隨時以電郵或電話形式聯絡我。

 

Semi-formal: Just let me know if you want more details about this program. Thank you!

半正式︰如果你想要更多有關這個計劃的詳細,可以通知我,謝謝!

 

Informal: I’m so excited about seeing you soon! Stay in touch!

非正式︰很快可以看見你,我真的十分興奮!保持聯絡!

 

記得以後要多多留意書信要求嘅正式程度喇,咁就可以係IELTS考試拎到好成績!