How to Write a Friendly Letter in English!

When getting in touch with a friend, most people will opt for a text or a social media message. Nothing beats a good, old-fashioned friendly letter, however. This lesson will introduce you how to write a friendly letter in English.

Step-by-Step to Write a Friendly Letter


  • Hi Mary / Hello Mary / Hey Mary
  • It’s been ages since we last spoke.
  • How are you?
  • How’s life treating you?
  • How’s life?
  • How are things?
  • Any news?
  • Anything strange?
  • What are you up to these days?

Expressing Thanks

  • Thanks a million for…
  • Thanks a lot for…
  • Cheers for …
  • I really appreciate it.
  • Thanks my friend.

Giving news

  • Guess what. I’ve…
  • I’ve got some good news my friend.
  • Great news Mary, I’ve…
  • Unfortunately, I’ve got bad news
  • I’m afraid I have some bad news
  • Bad news Mary

Refusing invitation

  • Sorry, I’m busy
  • I appreciate the invite, but I can’t
  • I don’t think I can.
  • I’m really sorry, but…
  • Sorry, I’m afraid I don’t…

Responding to news

  • I’m so happy for you
  • That’s fantastic news
  • That’s awful news my friend
  • Sorry to hear that
  • I’m glad to hear that
  • I’m thrilled for you
  • What great news!
  • Congratulations
  • I was delighted to hear that.

Making Suggest

  • The best thing to do is…
  • I’d suggest that you…
  • I’d recommend that you…
  • I think you should…
  • You must do …

Offering advice

  • If I were you, I’d…
  • If I were in your shoes, I’d …
  • You should…
  • I think you must…
  • You simply have to …
  • Why don’t you…?
  • I’d suggest that you…


  • Well, that’s all for now
  • I’d better get back to work here
  • I must go
  • Looking forward to…
  • Take care
  • All the best
  • All my love

Improve your writing skills in English with a big list of transition words and phrases.

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2 years ago

It is the best mail

2 years ago

Hello my dear friend!
I am really happy about that you recieve my letter.I hope you are enjoying your time in Australia.
Best wishes

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