英文便笺(Short Note) 是一种简短信函。它的形式比一般书信简单，多使用非正式语体。写便笺时要写清楚以下几项：
注意月份的全拼及缩略形式，月份的缩略形式为：Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May , June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
Wednesday, 21st March
Dear Prof. Rainman,
I?m sorry I couldn?t make our 11 o?clock appointment. Prof. Wolf?s lecture lasted a lot longer than I expected. I could meet you in the library Reading Room 4 tomorrow at 10, if that is convenient for you. If not, please leave a note in my mailbox ＃334, this afternoon.
A friend of yours, Li Ping, made a long distance call from Xi?an this morning while you went out. She asked you to book an air ticket for Shanghai at 9 o?clock, August 5, and make a reservation for hotel room tonight. I am sorry that I can?t pass on the message to you in your presence, because I was ordered to do something urgent. See you then.
I very much regret I was unable to attend school this morning owing to a severe attack of illness. I am enclosing herewith a certificate from the doctor who is attending me, as he fears it will be several days before I shall be able to resume my study. I trust my enforced absence will not give you any serious inconvenience.
I have done all my things here. I sincerely thank you for the trouble you have taken for my sake. I am leaving for home by train at two this afternoon. This is to say good?bye to you. Please kindly remember me to your wife.
May 2, 2001
Can you think of a single good reason why you shouldn?t spend next weekend with us? I?ve just been out looking at the garden,and it?s beautiful,you?ll like it.
Also,I?m going to have a young man here, a friend of Alva?s. His name is Peter Groesbeck.Other information you can find out for yourself. Bring your bathing suit, we will meet your usual Saturday morning train.