A Letter to A Schoolmate 【给校友的信】
Dear Xiao Wang,
I am very glad to learn that you are going to visit me during the week-long holiday.
[我很高兴得知你要在我为期一周的假期里来看我。]My parents will also be happy to see you again.[我的父母也很高兴再次见到你。]I am sure you will enjoy every minute here. [
I have arranged our schedule for the holiday as follows.[我已经安排好我们的日程安排的假期如下.]On the first day you arrive, I will show you around our campus. [在你来着的第一天，我会带你参观我的校园。]On the second day, we will visit the art gallery and the music hall.[第二天，我们去参观艺术馆和音乐厅。]Next day,we will climb a hill in the northeastern part of the city.[第三天，我们去攀爬城市东北部的山峰。]On the top of the hill, we can have a wonderful bird's eye view of the city.[在山顶上，我们可以鸟瞰这个美丽的城市。]During the next three days, we'll make some short trips to some places of interest nearby,such as the Swan Cave, the Golden Lake, etc.[接下来的三天，我们去附近的名胜古迹来些短途旅行，例如天鹅洞，金色湖。]On the last day, I'll see you off at the railway station.[最后一天，我会到火车站送你。]
Please remember to call and tell me your train number and time of arrival so that I can meet you at the railway station. [请记得打电话告诉我你的火车号和抵达时间以便我去火车站接你。]By the way, it is very hot here and we have a lot of sunshine, so don't forget to wear
you sunglasses. [顺便提一下，这里天气很热阳光强烈，所以不要忘了戴太阳镜。]
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.[我期待很快见到你。]
Sincerely yours, Zhang Ying
一、感谢信 Sample 120 June 2006 Dear Mr. Seaton,Thank you very much for taking me with you on that splendid outing to London. It was the first time that I had seen the Tower or any of the other famous sights. If I'd gone alone, I couldn't have seen nearly as much, because I wouldn't have known my way about.The weather was splendid on that day, which I thought was rare. I still remember some people told me that in Britain there was weather and no climate. During the same day, it might snow in the morning, rain at noon, shine in the afternoon and be windy before the night falls. So I think I was lucky.I think the river trip was the best thing of all. London really came alive for me as we saw it from the Thames during that wonderful journey down to Greenwich. It was all tremendously exciting - a day that I shall never forget.Thank you for giving me such a great birthday treat.Yours sincerely, Linda Chen Sample 220 July 2006 Dear Mr. Wang,Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful letter in support of MCEA (Maywood Chinese Education Association). Your letter clearly articulates all the major reasons children in Maywood will benefit from studying the Chinese language as part of their elementary school education. It provides invaluable support that will help making bilingual Chinese education a reality in Maywood public schools.Although MCEA would like to see Palo Alto public schools implement the first bilingual Chinese kindergarten class in September of 2006, we have learned that the school district must take the time to understand how a new program will affect existing educational offerings, and to validate community interest. Nevertheless, MCEA, with more than 70 members, will continue to actively promote bilingual Chinese education in the Palo Alto public schools and will keep you apprised of the progress we make.Thanks again for sending a letter in support of MCEA. We' will continue to do all we can to realize this program both for families of Chinese descent and those with a general interest in participating in the growing economic power of China.Yours sincerely,George Chen Useful Expressions Thanks for. . . It was very nice/good of you to 。
Thank you very much for. . . I must thank you for. . . I am extremely grateful for your help. . . I am most grateful for. . .二、建议信 Sample 121 June 2006 Dear Mary,Thanks for your last letter. I'm so glad that you have been able (at last! ) to arrange a holiday in Australia. As I fear I won't be able to meet you at the airport when you arrive, nor will I be able to be home until later in the afternoon, so here are some instructions and suggestions.There is a bus from the airport to the city. It is much cheaper than a cab. Take the bus to the city and ask to get off at Town Hall railway station.To get to my place in the eastern suburbs you have three options. You can either take a cab, a bus or the train. I suggest you take the train, since the airport bus will leave you right at the station. Get off at Cliff Station. From there you can either walk to my place (about ten minutes) or take a taxi. Probably you should take a taxi as you will have luggage. When you arrive at my flat, ring the intercom for Flat 2. My friend Lillian will be at home and she will open the front door for you and let you into my flat.Presumably you will be tired and want to sleep. But if you feel like some exercise after that long flight, you could stroll down to Cooper Park, which is only ten minutes away ? you can see it from the window.Cheers and looking forward to seeing you.Yours sincerely, Annie P.S. I will leave something for breakfast in the fridge. Help yourself to anything you want.Useful Expressions: Here are some instructions and suggestions. May I suggest that we meet at the gate of the university? I'd like to suggest you should visit London for at least two days on your way to Scotland. Considering your present situation, I propose that you should apply for the post. What I want to suggest is 。 My suggestion is that. . . If you. .. , you had better. . . 三、申请信 Sample 120 March 2006 Dear Sir,I was very interested in your advertisement in today's edition of The Evening Post and I should like to apply to be a member of the Amazon Expedition team.I am twenty-three years old and have an honors degree in Botany from Bath University. Since leaving university I have been working in a research laboratory but my contract comes to an end in six weeks. I would particularly like to join the expedition for the opportunity it would give me to study the plant life of the area.I enjoy several outdoor activities including rowing and rock climbing and I consider myself to be both fit and healthy enough to undertake 。
日期通常有下列两种定法： （1）月、日、年：如August15,200__ (2)日、月、年：如15thaugust,200__ 2、英语作文写信格式：称呼。称呼指写信人对收信人的称呼，写在信头的下方和信笺的左边。
How are you now?
Today,I am surprised and pleasure at seeing newspaper report that about your wedding.Firstly,I apologize for my absence.I was very busy lately that I have no time for your wedding.And then,my best wishes for you.
Last time you wrote me that you and your wife will moved to my neighbour.I'm very glad to hear the news. We have not seen for years.I miss you sorely.When you came back,we can do what we have done year's ago.I deeply hope that we will live like before just as we were never been apart.I really love the feeling with you.I'll be waiting for you and your wife.We'll get on very pleasant.
I miss you very much.I'm looking forward to see you.
Dear David: I am afraid that you will think me unpardonably negligent in not having answered your letter dated 7,December sooner,but when I have told you the reason,I trust you will be convinced that the neglect was excusable. When your letter arrived,I was just in Hong Kong. As my family could not forward it to me during my absence,it has been, therefore,lying on my desk until the moment when I took it up. Now the first thing I have to hasten to do is to write to you these few lines to express my deep regret. I enjoyed many pleasant sights during my trip. I shall be pleased to give you an account to of them when I see you next. Sincerely yours, Tom 亲爱的戴维： 请原谅我收到您12月7日的来信后迟迟未复，现将原因告诉您，相信您一定会谅解的。
这次出去旅行饱览了许多美丽景色，下次见到您时，将告诉您一切。2 Dear Kate: Excuse me for my long delaying in returning to you your Robinson Crusoe which I read through with great interest. I had finished reading the book and was about to return it when my cousin came to see me. Never having seen the book, She was so interested in it that I had to retain it longer. However,I hope that in view of the additional delight thus afforded by your book, you will overlook my negligence in not returning it sooner. Thanking you again for the loan. Sincerely yours, Tom 亲爱的凯特： 我迟迟未能归还您的那本《鲁滨逊飘流记》，请原谅。
再次感谢您的慷慨。3 Dear Frank: I am terribly sorry to tell you that I have lost the valuable book you were so kind to lend me last week. I read it everyday and intended to finish it next month. Last night when I came to my room,it was nowhere to be found. I will try to recover it as soon as possible. If I fail to find it,I will get a new book for you. But I am afraid it can never take the place of the old one. Old books are like old friends. Once lost,they can never be replaced. They are connected with cherished associations which the new ones can never have. And for this irrecoverable loss,I am to blame. I was so careless with my things. This is a warning to me to be more careful in the future. Yours truly, Tom 亲爱的弗兰克： 很抱歉，上星期您借给我的那本书竟遗失了。
How is everything going! Last time you said you are anxious now because you find it hard to learn English well. Don't worry. I think you have to improve your English step by step. And I will right behind you. In my view, you should develop you interest on English first. According to my experience, I think watching English movie, listen to some wonderful English songs and talk in English on the Internet would be helpful. Secondly, you have to prepare lessons before class that will help you understand what the teacher says in the class. I know you feel bored in the class, but you have force yourself to be concentrated. A few days later you will feel it a little easy to learn English. The left steps I will tell next time. By the way, we have not seen each other since your family move to Hunan a year ago. Have you ever thought about going back to visit me and learn English together in the coming Summer vacation. Looking forward to your reply. 过得可好。
2、日期的写法：如：1997年7月30日，英文为：July 30,1997（最为普遍）；July 30th,1997;3、称呼（Salutation）：是写信人对收信人的称呼用语。位置在信内地址下方一、二行的地方，从该行的顶格写起，在称呼后面一般用逗号（英国式），也可以用冒号（美国式）。
4、正文（Body of the Letter）：位置在下面称呼语隔一行，是信的核心部分。5、结束语（Complimentary Close）：在正文下面的一、二行处，从信纸的中间偏右处开始，第一个词开头要大写，句末用逗号。
商务英语书信（Business or Commercial English Correspondence）是指交易时所使用的通信。
英文书信的垂直式和齐头式。 商业英文书信，一般都要求用打字机或电脑整齐地打印，左边各行开头垂直的，称为垂直式或齐头式（Block style），美国常用这种格式；每段的第一个词缩进去，称为缩进式或锯齿式（indented style），英国常用此格式。
在英文书信中要使用敬语，最普遍的敬语是Mr, Mrs和Miss（用于未婚女性）。英国人常在男性的姓名之后用Esq. (Esquire的缩写)，不过在商业上也在慢慢地改用Mr. Mmes. (Madam的复数形式)，用于二个女士以上。
Messrs(Mr的复数形式)用于二个以上的男人，或用于二个以上的男人组成的公司或团体。在英国式英文信里，Mr, Mrs, Messrs，均不加缩写句点，相反地趋向于进步自由的美语反而加缩写句点如Mr., Mrs., Messrs.。
在称呼方面，商业上最普遍的有Gentlemen（美国式）与Dear Sirs（英国式）二种，相当于我国的"敬启者"或"谨启者"。 典型的美国式书写法。
给公司单位写信时美语用Gentlemen（复数形式），英语用Dear Sirs。如果对方公司只一人时，必须使用Sir/Dear Sir。
最为典型的美国式写法是Sincerely和Best regards，典型的英国式表达有Yours sincerely（熟人或知道对方姓名），Best wishes, kind regards 和yours faithfully（不知姓名）。此外，英国式的客套语还有特别礼貌的格式，但除了特殊情况外，现在不再使用。
在比较熟识的朋友之间的通信，写信人的地址常可略去。日期通常有下列两种定法：月、日、年：如august 15, 200__日、月、年：如15th august, 200__地址的写法通常是由小到大，如：门牌号、街道名、市（县）名、省名、国名（邮政编码通常写在城市名之后）。
2. 称呼（salutation）称呼指写信人对收信人的称呼，如dear xiaojun，写在信头的下方和信笺的左边称呼一般用dear…或my dear…开头，称呼后一般用逗号。3. 正文（body）这是书信的主体部分，即写信人要表达的内容。
4. 结束语（complimentary close）它是书信结尾的恭维话，相当于文中书信最后的“祝好”、“致礼”之类的话语。5. 签名（signature）签名通常签在结束语下方的中间偏右的位置，即使是打写机打出的信件，最后仍需亲笔签名。
在签名的上方可根据写信人和收信人的关系写上sincerely yours/yours sincerely（用于长辈或朋友之间），或respectfully yours/yours respectfully（用于对长辈或上级）。