1) Read this letter and look at the parts in BOLD. You must decide which word or words need to be deleted in order to make this letter formal.
2) There is also something important missing in the layout of this letter. Can you find it?
Dear Mr Martin,
I thought I’d write/ I am writing to complain about the state of the
yard/condition of the playground. Over the last two weeks, I have
noticed loads of rubbish/a great deal of litter.
I reckon/It is my opinion that this litter is a health hazard. For example,
yesterday a year 4 boy fell over and cut his hand on a broken bottle. The
boy I’m talking about/The boy in question needed four stitches.
Furthermore/On top of this, the litter is an eyesore. Our school has
beautiful views of the river and these are wrecked/spoiled by the litter.
I believe/I reckon that there are a load of things/a number of things
that you could do to fix/rectify this problem. Firstly, it may be possible
for you/you could purchase additional litterbins. This would help
stop/prevent people discarding their litter recklessly/willy-nilly.
What’s more/In addition, I think that our school needs better/more
adequate security to prevent vandals littering.
To finish/In conclusion, I hope you will take my concerns seriously and
I look forward to your reply/you writing back to me.
Yours Sincerely/Yours Faithfully