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The question

Your company sent you on a training course in another country and at the end
of the training you got a certificate which you have lost.
Write a letter to the course organiser and tell him/her:
1.
How you lost your certificate.
2.
Why you need the certificate now.
3.
What you need him to do for you.
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Dear Sirs
I attended your course in Marketing Strategies for the Ice Cream Industry
which was held in the Jubilee Centre in Brisbane in November. I am writing to
ask if it would be possible to send me a certificate confirming that I attended the
course for all four days.
I lost the original on my flight back to Canterbury. I had put in my briefcase
along with all the course notes and foolishly I left the briefcase on the plane.
Qantas were unable to find the case when I contacted them and I suspect that a
fellow passenger probably took the case by mistake.
Please could you send me the replacement certificate by post. Unfortunately, my
company will not accept a scanned copy as an email attachment.
I would appreciate it if you would treat this as a matter of urgency because I
am in the process of applying for a promotion and I need to have all my
certificates for this process.
Thank you for your help.
Yours faithfully
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The question a holiday competition letter


You won a competition and received a vacation for two as a prize. Write a letter to
ask them to go on holiday with you. In the letter, you should:

tell him/her about the competition you won,


state what kind of vacation it is,
explain why you would like him/her to go on holiday with you
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Dear Pablo,
Ive got some really exciting news to share with you. Guess what? Ive won a
holiday for two people in a competition. I do hope that you can come with me.
All I had to do to win the competition was write a slogan for a local travel
agency. My winning submission was Fly LTC and see the world. As I said, my
prize is a holiday and it is a cruise around the Mediterranean for a fortnight.
The ship is the latest luxury liner and has all sorts ofentertainment facilities
including a swimming pool, a cinema complex and onboard tennis courts. It
sounds as if it should be great fun.
I really hope that you are available sometime this summer. Id love it if you
could come with me, as it sounds just your cup of tea and you could always act
as an interpreter for me when we get to Spain!
I need to book the cruise quite soon, so just drop me a line if you are free.
All the best
Angela
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The letter question


You arranged to visit a friend in England but an important event at home now
means that you must change the dates of the visit.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
Explain the important event
Apologise for the situation
Suggest a new arrangement

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Dear Peter
It was a shame that we missed each other on Skype, so I decided to write a letter
to you instead. Theres some good and bad news I need to tell you.
The good news is that my cousin Ravindra has finally managed to persuade
Shilpa to marry him. As you know theyve been going out together for over 5
years now and the family, especially Auntie Geetha, had begun to despair that
they would ever tie the knot. Im sure that you can imagine the celebrations being
planned for the reception.
The bad news is that the the wedding is just when I was due to come and visit you
in England. I do apologise for this but Im sure that youll understand that I cant
miss my cousins big day.
Id still love to visit you in England, if thats still possible. Its not just that Im
dying to see you again, but Im also longing to see the dreaming spires of Oxford
youve told me about so often. Would some time in November suit you? If not,
just let me know when is best for you.

All the best


Amy
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A friend who lives in another country has invited to you come and stay with
him/her on your next holiday. You are too busy to accept the invitation.Write a
letter to your friend. In your letter
Thank him/her for the invitation
Explain why you cannot come
Give him/her your other news
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Dear Rashid,
It was great to hear from you and Im really glad that things are working out
for you down under. It sounds as if you have landed on your feet!
Many thanks for your kind invitation to come and stay with you and Maybeline
in Perth, but Im going to have to turn you down this time. The problem is that
Im just too busy studying for my IELTS exam and I dont have enough time in
the day as it is. Perhaps I can take you up on your offer sometime next year,
when I hope that Ill have got that magic band score 8.0.
My other news is that Acme have offered me a promotion and soon I should be
the senior accounts manager. Obviously that means more money but the
downside is that Im almost certainly going to have to work much longer hours
too. Theres a cloud to every silver lining!
Anyway, I must get down to work again. So thanks once more for your kind
invitation and I do hope that we can get together sometime in the not too
distant future.

All the best


Dominic
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The international food letter question


Your friend is an expert in international food and is going to publish a book soon.
Write a letter to him describing a special dish from your country. In your letter
you should

describe a special dish from your country


explain what season people prefer to eat it in
say why your friend should include this dish in his book
You should understand from this question that you need to write a more informal
letter as you are writing to a friend.

The model letter


Dear Joe
It seems like ages since Ive heard from you. I understand from Bill that youre
writing a book on international cuisine.
Can I suggest you include a recipe for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding in the UK
chapter? It really is the ultimate British dish as its not just the meal we
traditionally have for Sunday lunch, but its what most people think of when they
think of British cooking. While I suppose the beef is simple enough, the Yorkshire
pudding is quite something and a real local delicacy and your book wouldnt be

complete without it. Its so traditional we eat it all year round, although I suppose
its really a winter meal to be eaten in front of a good log fire.
Anyway, I hope you dont get too stressed by the book and that it gets published
on time. When it does come out, I hope youll remember your old friend and send
me a copy.
Hope to hear from you soon,
George

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The letter question


You are looking for part-time employment.
Write a letter to an employment agency. In your letter
introduce yourself
explain what type of work you are looking for
say what experience and skills you have

Read the application letter


Dear Sirs

I am writing to register with your agency as a part-time teacher of English as a


second language. I am returning to work after an extended break to bring up my
young children. While I am flexible and would consider other positions, I would
ideally prefer to work for around 12 hours a week in an accredited language
school teaching young adults.
You will see from my enclosed resume that I have over ten years experience as a
teacher and that I have been employed in a variety of
different sectors including primary, secondary and higher education. My most
recent job was working in China teaching academic English to students studying
to go to university in the UK. I was not only responsible for delivering lessons,
but also helped to redesign the course. You will also note that I have a degree
in TESOL in addition to my first degree in classics and a diploma in using
technology in the classroom.
Please could you let me know whether you have any suitable positions available
for me.
Yours faithfully

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The question

You have just bought a new mobile phone from a website on the internet. When it
was delivered, the phone was faulty.
Write a letter to the website. In the letter:

introduce yourself
explain the situation
state what action you want to be taken

Read the letter of complaint


Dear Sirs,
I am writing to you to complain about the mobile I bought from your online store
on 23rd November. I have been a loyal customer of yours for the last 4 years and
have successfully made many purchases over the years. Unfortunately, however,
this time I am dissatisfied with the service you have provided.
The mobile telephone I ordered was the latest smart phone, the Samsung
Android SA23. My reasons for choosing this model was that you advertised it on
your website as having the new Swype texting system and complete social
network support. Unfortunately, neither of these functions works properly. When
I try to write a text message, the system either crashes or switches into Chinese
and does not recognise the words. Likewise, the telephone does not have the
advertised complete social network support, as I am unable to upload
photographs to Twitter and Facebook.
For these reasons, I would ask you either to refund the purchase price in full or
send me a replacement handset. I look forward to your immediate response.
Yours faithfully

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The letter question


You are staying in rented accommodation. You recently held a party to celebrate
your birthday. Several neighbours have complained about the noise to your
landlord.
Write a letter to your landlord. In your letter:
1.
2.
3.

apologise for the disturbance


explain the situation
say how you will remedy the situation

The model IELTS apology letter


Dear Mr Jones
I am writing to apologise for the incident last week when some of my neighbours
complained to you. I am most embarrassed about this, because I am normally a
quiet person and I do respect the privacy of my neighbours.
The reason for the excessive noise was that it was my 30th birthday party and my
girlfriend threw a surprise party for me. She had invited around 20 of my friends
to help me celebrate the big day and perhaps she did not realise how much
noise would be made by the travelling disco she had hired. I would also explain
that after I had got over the shock, I did knock on the door of my immediate
neighbours to ask if they wanted to come round and offering to turn the music

down after 11 oclock. Unfortunately, I did not think of inviting the other
residents of the block.
Once again, please accept my apologies and rest assured that this situation will
not be repeated. I have since personally apologised to my neighbours, who were
all very understanding.
Yours sincerely

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A more formal letter question


You are not happy with the course you are doing at college and would like to
change to a different course. Write a letter to the college director requesting to
change your course. You should include details about:

what course are you doing now


why you are not satisfied with that course
what course would you like to change to

A sample answer
Dear Mr Jones
I am writing to ask whether it is possible to change my course. I am
currently studying on a general English programme and I would like to enrol
on an academic IELTS course instead.

The principal reason why I would like to change my course is that I do not believe
the general English course is relevant to me because it is intended
for students who wish to improve their social English. My circumstances are that
I require a band 7.0 in order to be accepted on the masters programme at Aston
University. Unless I obtain this score by the beginning of the next academic year,
I will lose my place on the course and will need to return to my country. This
being the case, I believe that it is essential that I get tuition in academic writing
and IELTS skills.
I understand that it may be difficult to change my course mid-semester, but this
is an urgent priority for me. If it would help, I would be delighted to discuss this
with you in person.
Yours sincerely
Khaled Abdullah

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