Three more letter (and email) writing tips

We had another letter writing session in class today. Among the many things we discussed, there were these three useful tips to make letters or emails more professional: If you don’t know whether a man or a woman will be dealing with your letter, begin the message with DEAR SIR/MADAM and end it with YOURS FAITHFULLY If youContinue reading “Three more letter (and email) writing tips”

Three letter (and email) writing tips

We had a letter writing session in class today. Among the many things we discussed, there were these three useful tips to make letters or emails more professional: NO contractions I’m writing to complain about … I am writing to complain about … AVOID emotional language The service was a complete disaster The service did not meetContinue reading “Three letter (and email) writing tips”

Talking about food

Make your conversation or writing more interesting; don’t always use GOOD or BAD. If the topic is food, try: DELICIOUS / MOUTH-WATERING / DIVINE / APPETIZING / YUMMY instead of GOOD. For BAD, use: AWFUL / DISGUSTING / INEDIBLE / ROTTEN. And since we’re mentioning food, is there a restaurant you’d recommend to people visiting yourContinue reading “Talking about food”

A comma can save a life!

The comma – for some students it’s like a rare bird, with only three or four sighted in their 250-word essays; others use so many that it looks like it’s been raining heavily on their writing. I won’t discuss the rules of using commas today. Instead, I’m using the two sentences above to show youContinue reading “A comma can save a life!”