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Everyday English 2
Everyday English 2

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5 Types of writing

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Figure 12 A letter, an email and a report

What you write and how you write it also depends on the type or format of writing, for example whether it’s a party invitation, an email, an article or a job application. Each format has a broad structure and layout that you can follow and doing so will help you to get your message across clearly and accurately.

You look here at three types of writing: emails, letters and reports.