Write an informal letter to an English-speaking friend, using the cues in the paragraph plan below to help you.

Paragraph 1: Start The letter

- thank your friend for his/ her last letter.
- apologise for not writing back sooner.

- explain briefly why you haven't written.

Paragraph 2: Give news and information
- give current news about yourself.
- mention your family and friends.

Paragraph 3: Ask for news

-ask how your friend is getting on.

- ask about your friend's family and any other friends you both know.
Paragraph 4: End the letter

- say that you must end the letter and why.

- give your regards to his/ her parents.

- ask him/ her to write soon.



Hello John,

Thank you for the letter you sent me two weeks ago. It is nice to know that someone is thinking about you.
I am truly sorry that I did not write you back but now. I was very busy working on a new project. I was so busy in the last couple of weeks that I barely had time to eat. Think about it!
I am developing a new project regarding the education of children coming from poor families. Other than my project, me and my family are having a great time here, I can say that we almost fully adjusted to this life.
How are you and your family? Did you manage to finish the renovation of your house? How are Patrick and Mary? Are they still together? I really miss you guys, all of you.
I have to let you go now, because as I sad above, I have a lot of work to do.
Give my best to your parents and I hope to hear soon from you.

Best wishes, 

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