Writing a Formal Letter

I told you that in the general training module there are two tasks, one is letter writing and other is an essay writing. You have 60 minutes to complete both these tasks, 20 minutes for letter and 40 minutes for essay.

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In IELTS you are asked to write a formal, semi-formal or an informal letter of 150 words. It is the task number one which you are required to finish in 20 minutes, while writing you must remember the following points.

  • You need not to write any address.
  • Your answer must be of 150 words; if you write less than 150 words you are penalized and marks will be deducted and if you write more than 150 words you will get no marks.
  • You must answer all the bullet points given in the question. If you leave any point, marks will be deducted.
  • Mostly there will be three bullet points in the question.

Earlier I told you about an informal letter writing, today here is an example of formal letter writing taken from Road to IELTS which helps me in preparing my exam and I hope it will also helps you.



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