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IELTS Writing Test: Formal Vs Informal Writing

Writing in English involves two major approach – Formal and Informal.

In IELTS exam, for every question of the Writing section, you have to determine which style you will opt for. It’s not depending on your mood or wish.

You will decide ‘formal’ or ‘informal’ style on the basis of the topic you are assigned during the IELTS test.

While office or business related write-ups are categorized as Formal Writing; those with a personal connect are called Informal Writing.

Here is presenting in brief the differences between Formal and Informal Writing.

Formal vs Informal Writing

For a clear understanding, we draft a letter on resignation where the formal one addresses to your boss, while the informal will be for your father.

Have a look:

letter formal

Informal letter

IELTS: Formal Vs Informal Writing

Tips: To deal with formal and informal writing, try drafting the same letter in two moods. It will initially be a tough task, but you will gradually get used to it.

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