Formal Letter Writing
Task One: Transform the letter from informal to formal
Well (2), I think that teenagers have just as much right to vote in an election as someone who's (3) as old as the hills! (4) They live in the country too, you know! (5)! And (6) they're (7) the future! (8) So they're (9) bound to care about what's (10) going to happen to the country they live in when they're grown-up. But (11) some people think that teenagers are away with the fairies (12) when it comes to important things like voting. But (13) not all of us are. And anyway you know some grown ups are like that too (14). So (15) I think teenagers should be given a chance.
Dear (recipient's name),
My name is Andrew (Last Name), and I am proposing that teenagers should be able to vote in the general election. I believe that teenagers have just as much right to vote in an election as an adult. Teens are just as much apart of our country as adults, so why stop them from having a say in their own future? When it comes to important things such as voting, teenagers are known to be careless and hasty, so the stereotype goes, however, I am confident that this will not be the case if we are to allow teens to vote. In defense of all teenagers, I would like to point out that being careless and hasty is also common with adult voters, yet they are still able to vote without issue. In conclusion, I believe that teenagers are mature and heedful enough to be given the great responsibility in voting in their country's general election. After all, teenagers and young people are our future, so why stop them from having a say in the future of their country?
Andrew (Last Name).
Task Two: Create the Format for your Letter
Who am I writing to and why?
I will be writing a ‘permission ship letter’ for parents/caregivers.