letter writing tips
Few letter writing tips :
1. Identify the type of letter you are being asked to write..
2. Open and close the letter correctly.
3. Open a formal and semi-formal letter with a formal sentence.
4. Open an informal letter with a general, friendly paragraph.
5. Identify the main purpose of the letter.
6. Learn and use standard written phrases..
7. Make sure you write at least 150 words. .
8. Learn the correct spelling of commonly used words. .
9. Stay on topic. .
10. Include all three bulletined points.
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IELTS #Write a letter to your neighbour
You are planning a two weeks vacation and you need someone to take care of your house while you are away. Write a letter to your neighbour and tell them that you are going away. Ask them to take care of your house and explain why you will be away.
Dear Mrs Winfrey,
I hope you are well and in good health. Last week itself we were having a conversation about me going on a holiday and that you’ll take care of my house while I am away. It shouldn’t surprise you that I am off for a 2 week vacation starting next Monday and it’s my humble request to you to keep your promise.
My wife has been nagging a lot recently as we haven’t had a vacation for years. We came across a good deal on the internet and decided to go ahead with the plan. We’ll be off to Europe and then from there to Africa for the Nile cruise as visiting these places was on top of my bucket list.
The dogs will be with the in-laws so you need not worry about them. We are due an electrician visit next Tuesday at 3:00 as there is a fault with the circuits and I’ve given him your phone number so he’ll contact you directly. The gardener comes in twice every week and he’ll knock on your door for the keys. I’ve informed the bin man to collect the rubbish but just in case if he doesn’t please remind him. Lastly I’m due a parcel delivery for Thursday so please collect it on my behalf.
I know you’ll take good care of the house while we are away. Me and Neha can’t thank you enough for your help and if you have any issues please feel free to contact me. (253 Words)
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IELTS General Training Task 1: a business letter
You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You are due to start a new job next week but you will not be able to because you have some problems.
Write a letter to your new employer. In your letter
• explain your situation
• describe your problems
• tell him/her when you think you can start
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Mr Smith,
I am writing concerning the position of Education Counsellor that I am due to begin next Wednesday, 15th April 2018. For some unavoidable reasons, I am unable to take up this position on the agreed date.
My son is in 10th class. His board examinations were supposed to be over on the 5th April, but due to a paper leak scandal, the Central Board of Secondary Education has cancelled the last exam of Mathematics. There are reports that the board will reschedule the exam for all 10th class students. The new exam date is not yet announced and as of now, the situation remains quite unclear. Due to this problem, I have to postpone my date of joining in your organization.
Please accept my sincere apologies and know that I fully understand the inconvenience this issue has caused.
I hope that you would allow me to take up my position with you three weeks later than originally planned. I would like to emphasise that I remain very keen to work with your organisation. This postponement would as I very well realize will affect student enrolment in the busiest time of the year but as I have stated before I do not have much of a choice in the matter.
I look forward to receiving a positive reply.
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IELTS Letter: Request for a new room/dorm
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You live in a room which you share with another student. You have some problems with your roommate.
Write a letter to the accommodation officer of the college to change your room. In your letter
- mention the problems you are facing
- say how these problems are affecting you
- request for a new room.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
Begin your letter as follows.
You should write at least 150 words.
I am writing you to request for a new room in the halls of residence as I am facing problems with my current roommate.
The biggest problem is that I am unable to study or even sleep in my room because my roommate has a lot of friends who visit him every day in the evening. They are quite noisy and bothersome. They listen to loud music and play cards till late night. The room has just become a place of entertainment for him and his friends. Furthermore, he often borrows my personal belongings like backpacks, electronic devices and clothes without asking me. I find it very annoying.
His irresponsible behavior has seriously affected my studies. I used to be a bright student in my school but I got average grades in the first semester. Because of these results, I have lost my confidence. I fear if this situation were to extend for much longer, I would have no option but to change my college altogether. For you see I am a student and cannot afford to live outside college or even have a drastic decline in my studies for that matter.
I have tried to talk with him about this issue, to no avail. And thus I find myself having to report the severity of this predicament and to bring it to your notice. I hope by doing so I might be relocated to a more considerable roommate’s presence or if possible not have a roommate at all. As you are probably aware, next term are the semester examinations. If I am found to be lacking in those, I might be asked to leave this college, which as I mentioned previously would be a harsh circumstance.
I hope to hear from you soon.
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