Level : Pre-intermediate
Last week you told a lie to your cousin. Write a letter telling your cousin that you are sorry. Explain why you told the lie and how you felt afterwards.
Warm up questions:
- Have you ever told a lie that you regretted afterwards? Did you apologize? Did the person you lied to, accept your apology?
- How would you feel if somebody lied to you? Would you forgive them if they sincerely apologized?
- Why do you think people sometimes lie?
How are you? __________________ I feel terrible about the lie I told you last week. I’d like to _________________________ why I did it.
When my best friend Sara called to tell me that she was going to have a party for her birthday, I realized that your theatrical performance was on the same day. I thought I’d be able to attend both, as her party was at 7 and your performance didn’t start until 9:30. but when I was at Sara’s party, I completely lost track of time. At some point I looked at my watch and it was 9:15. I knew I wouldn’t manage to get to the theatre on time with all the traffic, so I sent you a text message saying that I was ill.
After that, I felt ___________________ and I deeply regretted sending you that message. It was stupid and unjustifiable. __________________, I know I would feel really hurt and it would be difficult for me to forgive you. I’m so sorry and I hope that you can forgive me.
Jenny, I really didn’t mean to offend you. ______________ nothing like that will happen again!
Lots of love,
Add these sentences to the text.
I’m writing because
I promise that
apologize and explain
If I were in your shoes
Answer these questions:
- What tense(s) and other grammatical structures have been used in the letter? Why?
- How do we start and end an informal letter?
- Do we express feelings?
This is a sample of an informal letter of apology in PDF starting with some warm up questions that student’s answer.
Download here : Yenglishtube informal letter of apologizing