Letter Writing For Practice Class 8
Example 1. Write a letter to your father, seeking his permission to join an educational tour organised by your school.
Infant Jesus Angel Indian High School
April 7, 20__
My dear Father
It has been a long time since I wrote to you. My examinations are over and you will be glad to know that I have done well.
Our school is organizing an educational tour to Mumbai during the summer vacation. Mr R.N. Khanna, our science teacher, will accompany us on this tour. It is a month-long tour and we plan to visit Mathura, Agra, Gwalior en route. In Mumbai, we plan to stay for ten days, and we intend visiting Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India and the famous Essel World. We also propose to visit Shirdi and Pune. The school shall bear all the expenses for lodging. We shall have to pay only for the fare and the food.
Papa, it is a great opportunity for me to go sightseeing and I would not like to miss it. I sincerely hope you will allow me to join the party
Example 2. Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his selection as the Captain of the school cricket team.
85 New Model Town
May 2, 20__
My dear Vikas
I am exceedingly happy to hear that you have been made the Captain of the Modern School Cricket Team. Please accept my hearty congratulations on your selection. You are both a good batsman and a bowler and I am confident that under your captaincy the team will win laurels for your school in the field of cricket. I send you my best wishes and pray that you may rise to greater heights and one day don the India cap.
Example 3. Write a letter to your friend consoling her on the untimely death of her mother.
21 Friends Colony
February 27, 20__
My dear Nancy
We were stunned when Payal told us about your mother’s untimely demise after a sudden cardiac arrest. This tragedy has befallen you at a time when you badly need motherly care and affection. It is very unfortunate that your responsibilities in the family have now increased.
Mysterious indeed are the ways of God and man is only a tool in His hands. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your bereavement. May God give you courage to bear this irreparable loss and may He grant peace to the noble departed soul!
Example 4. Write a letter to the Manager of Mawana Sugar Mill seeking permission to visit the Mill. Give the number of students and the date on which you propose to visit.
Delhi Public School
July 19, 20__
The Manager Mawana Sugar Mill Mawana
This year, visiting some factories to see the actual working of their plants is a part of our Science curriculum. In this connection, the members of the Science Club of our school wish to visit your mill on 30th July, 20__ at about 11 a.m. Being the Secretary of this Club, I have been deputed to make all necessary arrangements.
We are a group of thirty students and two teachers. I hope you will not disappoint us. The date and time of our visit can be revised as per your convenience, I would feel highly obliged if you could also depute an official to show us around and explain the working of the mill to our students.
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Secretary, Science Club
Example 5. Write a letter to the editor of a daily newspaper regarding the poor condition of roads and streets in your locality.
B-118 Krishan Nagar
August 4, 20 _
The Indian Express
I would like to bring to the notice of the authorities through the columns of your esteemed paper the poor condition of the roads and streets of our locality.
The roads in Krishan Nagar are in a bad shape, having pits at every step, and these pits are responsible for accidents. During the rainy season they get filled with dirty water and become places for mosquitoes to breed. Heaps of dust and rubbish are seen scattered everywhere. Stinking drains make it impossible for anyone to pass through the streets.
It is high time the authorities wake up and take effective remedial steps: or some epidemic might break out leading to a great loss of life.
Example 6. Write a letter to the Editor, Hindustan Times, about inadequate water supply in your locality,
10/15 Radha Puri
April 3, 20
Through the esteemed columns of your newspaper. I wish to draw the attention of the municipal authorities towards the inadequate water supply in our locality. It is really very unfortunate that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is rather unconcerned about the provision of civic amenities to the public in our area in particular Water supply gets discontinued at peak hours in the morning when everyone has got to get ready for the day. Even when the supply is intact, the pressure is terribly low. All this causes a great inconvenience to everyone
May we expect that the water supply will soon be regulated?
7.Write a letter to your father giving reasons for your poor performance in the half-yearly examination and assuring him of a better result in the coming examination.
Bal Bharti Public School Shastri Nagar Jaipur December 21, 2017 My Dear Father You will be greatly disappointed when you receive my progress report for the half yearly examination as I have not done well in it. I have failed in Science and Mathematics. I know you will become angry on me. Daddy, I must confess that I made some new friends in the hostel and I started taking my studies rather lightly. I wasted my time and was not very regular in studies. I thought I would be able to prepare just before the examination. But, unfortunately, a week before the examination I was infected with malaria and was confined to bed for five days. As a result, I could not do even my last minute preparation. I have realized my mistake and am really very sorry for wasting my time. I assure you that such a thing will never happen in future and I will wholeheartedly devote all my attention to studies. am confident of showing you a better result in the annual examination. Convey my warm regards to mummy and love to Priya. Yours affectionately, Ajay
8. Write a letter to your friend telling him how you saved a life.
Civil Lines Allahabad January 12, 2017 My dear You will be glad to know that yesterday I performed a brave act by saving a drowning child. Yesterday, while I was returning home after visiting my uncle, I saw a child being carried away by the swift current of the stream that washed our city. I wasted no time and taking off my clothes at once jumped into the stream. I caught hold of the child by his leg and slowly swam to the bank of the river. The child was unconscious. The first-aid tips we had learnt at school came to my help. I lay him on the ground and started pressing his back. Water came out of his mouth. I then tried to give him artificial respiration. After about fifteen minutes, my efforts bore fruit and the child was saved. In the meanwhile, the child’s parents also arrived at the scene and they embraced me. They were very happy and thanked me for saving the life of their son. This was a deed that gave me real inner satisfaction. Convey my sincere regards to uncle and aunt. Yours sincerely Your First Name
9. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the evil of smoking in public transport.
92, Railway Colony Lucknow December 20, 2017 The Editor The Hindu Barabanki Dear Sir, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, please draw the attention of general public as well as the authorities to the evil of smoking in public transport. The other day, I happened to travel by a Haryana Roadways bus. I was going to Delhi. As soon as the bus crossed Ambala, people lit up cigarettes which caused discomfort and harm to non-smoking travelers. The notice “No smoking” written in buses is always ignored not only by the travelers but also by the drivers and the conductors. The authorities should realize that the non-smoking public has the right to be protected from the dies injurious smoke exhaled by the smokers. Therefore, smoking in public transport should be strictly prohibited. Any body found smoking should be forced to get down from the bus. Yours truly, Avinas Aggarwal
10. You are the secretary of the sports club of your school. Write a letter to a sports dealer requesting him to supply you with some sports materials for the coming sports meet of your school.
St. Joseph’s School Greater Kailash New Delhi, May 19, 2017 The Manager J.K. Sports Company Ludhiana Dear Sir I am pleased to place the following order with you in view of the Annual sports meet to be held in the first week of June. Kindly send the goods latest by the 28″ of this month. Please also see that the goods supplied by you are of good quality and in accordance with the specifications quoted by you earlier.
S. No. Items with description Quantity
1. Cricket balls 2 dozen
2. Badminton rackets 1 dozen
3. Shuttle Cocks (duck feather) 5 boxes
4. Hockey sticks 32
5. Volley balls 1 dozen
6. Footballs 1 dozen
7. Badminton nets 3
The goods should be neatly packed and the railway parcel should be addressed to the principal of the School. Payment will be made immediately after the parcel is received. Yours faithfully, Rahul Sharma Secretary, Sports Club
11. You are Ankit Singhal, a student of Vishwa Bharati School, Ghaziabad. You want to start an adult education class. Write a letter to the principal of your school requesting him to permit you to use the school premises for the purpose.
The Principal Vishwa Bharati School Ghaziabad Sir, Your address Dates I wish to inform you that I, along with three other classmates of mine, have decided to do some social service during the coming summer holidays. We would like to hold adult education classes for the inhabitants of the J.J. Colony, which is located near our school. We have already talked to these people who have readily agreed to attend the classes. It will be a national service too and will go a long way in eradicating illiteracy from the country. Moreover, we shall also learn the dignity of labor. Therefore, I request you to kindly allow us to use the school premises for the purpose. I may assure you that cleanliness will be taken care of in this respect. Thanking you Yours obediently Ankit Singhal
11. INFORMAL LETTERS
4 August, 20
This is just a note to say thank you for the lovely day I spent with you yesterday. It was really difficult to go back to studies after such a pleasant time. Your mother is a fabulous cook (No wonder, you can never reduce!) – delicious food, good company and what a splendid garden! It was really nice to meet your parents, they are really warm-hearted and loving. Would you like to come over next week? You could spend the next weekend with my family and we can go trekking in the hills if the weather permits. My parents are looking forward to meeting you. Thanks once again for yesterday. Your loving friend,
12. FORMAL LETTERS
69, Mall Avenue
29th October, 20___
The Sales Manager J.C. Larson Company
Sub: Delivery of furniture ordered
We had ordered some furniture from your company a month back. You had promised to deliver the order by the first of October. We are still waiting for our new furniture to arrive. You have not responded to our phone calls. Please expedite the delivery or we will have to take some serious action. I am sending you the copy of the receipt.
New Era School
20th October, 20
Application for leave
This is to inform you that I am down with malaria. Doctor has advised me one week’s complete rest. Please grant me leave from 20th October till 28th October, 20 I am enclosing the doctor’s certificate.
Class VII B
16 Fort Road
16th August, 20
Modern Fast Food Restaurant
16-A Friend’s Colony, New Delhi
Subject : Application for the Post of a Salesperson
With reference to your advertisement in the Times of India (Dated 14th August, 20 I would like to apply for the post. I am a 22-year-old graduate from Delhi University. I can speak English and Hindi fluently and know a few other Indian languages also (Punjabi, Bengali and Urdu). I am a tall, healthy boy with a very persuasive manner with customers. I have worked for a few months with a fast food restaurant in Lucknow.
I will serve to the best of my ability in your organisation if I am given a chance.
I hope you will consider my application favorably I am enclosing my bio-data for your perusal.
1. Name: Gopal Tandon
2. Father’s Name: Sh. B. N. Tandon.
3. Date of Birth: 9.9.1995
4. Address: 16, Fort Road, Lucknow-2.
5. Educational Qualification:
(a) Senior Secondary Exam., CBSE Board, La Martineire School, Lucknow. Secured First Division with two distinctions (English, Social Studies) in 2012. (b) B. A. (Pass), Hansraj College, Delhi University with 58% in 2015.
6. Work Experience: Worked for four months as a sales person in “Tasty Bite,” a fast food restaurant in Lucknow. (Manager’s certificate attached.)
7. Salary drawn : Rs 5000 p.m. with perks.
8. Salary expected : Rs 8000 p.m.
9. Participation in Activities : Have participated in cultural shows in school and college.
16 Fort Road
29th June, 20____
Ever Green School
Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Subject : Application for the Post of PGT Maths
With reference to your advertisement in the Times of India (dated 20th June, 20 I want to apply for the post of PGT Maths. I have a first class degree in M.A. (Maths), Lucknow University and I am a gold medalist. I have been working as PGT Maths in St. Mary’s School, Gorakhpur. We have recently shifted to Lucknow. I have teaching experience of 10 years. I have excellent references and am good in various sports. I am enclosing my Biodata. I hope you will consider my application. If selected, I shall try my best to work to your satisfaction.
R. K. Singh.
The Hindustan Times,
2nd January, 20
Sub: Reckless Driving
It is high time that proper steps are taken to put a stop to the reckless driving of motor-cars in the narrow streets of our thickly populated town. Only yesterday, a poor old beggar very narrowly escaped from being run over by a motor-car going at full speed. He was crossing the street when a car came dashing along at a speed of ninety kilometres an hour. Such reckless driving causes fatal accidents to women and children trying to cross the roads.
It is true that regulations regarding the speed limit do exist. But unless the police are strict in enforcing them, what do the drivers care about these regulations? The police seem to take little or no notice of offenders. And so, motor-car accidents are almost a daily occurrence.
I hope that the public, who are the worst sufferers, will bring pressure to bear upon the police and municipal authorities to put a stop to reckless driving before we have any more deaths due to accidents.
18.Write an application to the Principal of your college requesting him testimonial regarding your character and conduct.
D.A.V Inter College
With due respect I beg to say that my father Shri Harprasad, M.A. has been transferred to Lucknow. As I have to join D.A.V. Inter College, Lucknow. I need a testimonial regarding my character and conduct.
I may bring it to you kind notice, that I joined D.A.V. Inter College, Meerut in 2013. I have always stood first in my class. I passed class 10th in the first division, securing 95% marks in the aggregate. I was a member of the cricket eleven last year. I was also declared the best speaker in the Debate competition last year. I have been always respectful to my teachers.
19.Write a letter to the Editor of the Hindustan Times, New Delhi about the insanitary state of the city area you live in.
The Hindustan times, New Delhi
I should be much obliged if you would allow me to draw the attention of the public to the insanitary state of Madar Gate Market, Aligarh. We have a municipality, but nobody cares to look at the unhealthy conditions we are living in. I fancy the authorities rarely if ever enter the city. They have been neglectful of the health of the unhappy people who happen to live there.
I approach you so that the higher authorities may come to know of our difficulties.
20.Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his success at the High School Examination and inquiring of him about his future plan of study.
24, Nai Basti
27th May, 2016
My dear Munish,
I am glad to read in the paper that you have been successful at the High School Examination. I thank god for his kindness of wishing a bright future for you. I know well that you have been a promising student. Certainly your success is due to your hard work and timely guidance of your respectful father. Please convey my respectful compliments to your parents.
Rajendra Nath Gupta
20.Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his success at the High School Examination and inquiring of him about his future plan of study.
27 Gopal Ganj, Farizabad
May 27, 2007
I am sorry to tell that father has been ill for the last three days. He has been suffering from chronic dysentery and needs to be carefully nursed. Mother is nursing him and the doctor says that, thanks to her care and skill, he will be letter in a few days. Yesterday our sister Laxmi came from Ujjain to stay with us and she is a great help to mother and rest of us.
Your loving brother,
2.Letter to a friend
24 B. N. Road
5 June 20….
How are you?
I’ve been trying to phone you all morning, but I keep getting the engaged tone. I think I’d better write to you.
Would you return me the two books I lent you last month? I need them urgently. I hope you will send them by courier.
All the best.
21.Letter to grandfather on his 70th birthday
42 Khazanchi Road
6 Jan. 20……
You will be seventy next Friday, won’t you? Many happy returns of the day! I was glad to find you hale and hearty when I visited you last. I do hope you continue to be in good health and go for a walk every day. I am sending you a book which I think you will like. I know you still enjoy reading books.
22.Letter of inquiry
22 Rajiv Street
19 April 20.
Oxford School of English
Would you be kind enough to send me information about the regulations for admission to your school, and also let me know whether you arrange accommodation for students? I would like to have a course in Spoken English.
- Narasimha Rao
23.Complaint to the postal authorities
46 Jawahar Street
20 Feb. 20…
Head Post Office
Three weeks ago I sent a registered parcel to my uncle (Mr V. A. Lawrence, Anne Besant Road, Mumbai 400018). I have just heard from him that he has not received the parcel. The number of the receipt is 712. It is dated 30-1-2008. Could you look into the matter and let me know what has become of the parcel?
I am looking forward to your reply.
24.Letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the nuisance of beggars
12 April 20.
Hyderabad 50 0009
It is high time drastic measures were taken to put an end to, or at least to regulate, begging. These lazy drones have been a public nuisance.
Many of the beggars that infest our streets are not really poor and unable to work. They are able-bodied men, who could work if they liked. But they find it easier to beg than to work hard. It is these beggars who stand at the door and keep shouting for alms though they are asked to go. They cause a lot of disturbance to us. The government should take steps to check such beggars. Also, the public should refuse alms to them and put them down with a strong hand.
We should of course help the deserving poor, those who are old and weak, blind or lame and therefore unable to work. Even in such cases, charities, rather than people, would be of real help.
25: Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his success in the Board Examination.
A-2/82, Paschim Vihar
15, November, 2007
My dear Friend,
I was very much delighted to find you among the successful candidates in the Hindustan Times. Accept my heartiest congratulations on your success. Believe me, your score is sure to be high so much so that a scholarship cannot be ruled out. We all are immensely happy while conveying our congratulations to you.
Your dream of becoming a doctor is sure to come true now. It won’t be difficult for you to get admission in the Medical College. Don’t forget to give me party. I will not spare you this time. Conveying our congratulations once again with all earnestness.
26: Write a letter to a friend inviting him to Delhi.
20/14. Shalimar Bagh Ext.
12th November, 2007
I was surprised to know that you have not seen Delhi even once. Kindly pay us a visit next Sunday for one week. I shall take you to Qutub Minar, the India Gate, the Appu Ghar, Zoo and other visiting places. Please do come. I shall receive you at the railway station. Give my regards to your mother and father and love to younger brother and sister.
27: Write a letter to your ailing mother inquiring about her health
Mussoorie International School
14 November, 2007
My dear Mother,
I received a letter from father yesterday and was very upset to read that your bronchitis still persists and the medicines are not proving very effective. I am anxious and want to come back to look after you. But you know that the school authorities are very strict and won’t permit me to miss my term examination. I shall come home as soon as my examination is over.
In the meantime, kindly keep me informed about the progress of your health. Please do not become careless in taking your medicines.
Yours loving daughter,
28: Write a letter to the editor regarding the problem caused by stray cattle on roads.
98-B, Karol Bagh,
17th December, 2007
Sub.: Problem caused by stray cattle on roads.
Through your esteemed newspaper I want to draw your kind attention towards the stray cattle that are freely roaming on busy roads of Delhi. They have no fear of vehicles. They cross roads at their will or comfortably settle down in the middle of roads. These animals often cause traffic jams and also create a lot of difficulties to people. Sometimes road accidents occur when the motorists try to save these cattle.
Some of these cattle are very old and are seen on roads during day and night. Their owners do not take care for them.
Its a high time and now the authorities should take some effective steps to get rid of the menace of stray from the roads.
- N. Pandey
29: Write a letter to the Superintendent of Police of your town reporting the theft of your cycle.
50/A, Indra Puram,
The Superintendent of Police,
Kotwali Police Station,
Sub: Theft of bicycle no. H00582.
I request you to lodge a report against the theft of my bicycle from the main bazar of adra Puram. I locked my bicycle outside Sangam Restaurant at about 5 P.M. as I was feeling nungry. There was heavy rush in the restaurant. Therefore, it took me about an hour in the restaurant. When I came out, to my great surprise I found the bicycle missing. I enquired from the vendors and other nearby persons but could find no clue.
My bicycle is brand new. Its maker is Hercules. Its number is H00582. My name is engraved on its handle. The colour of my cycle is black but the colour of the chain is green. I hope the particulars mentioned above will help you in finding my bicycle.
30: Write a letter to the Principal of your school requesting him/her to arrange special coaching for Basketball and Cricket during summer vacation.
The New Era School,
New Delhi – 110027
Sub.:Coaching in Basketball and Cricket.
Iam Rakesh Chand, the sports captain of your school I am pleased to inform you that our school team of cricket and basketball have been selected to participate in the Inter State Tournaments in the month of August. Though our team stands good and we expect that we will win this tournament. However we feel that if we discontinue our practice during the holidays, our performance may be affected adversely.
Therefore, I request you on behalf of all the players to arrange special coaching during the summer vacation for the above mentioned games. We have already obtained permission from Mrs. Khanna, our sports teacher to hold the practice sessions.
31: You are secretary of Students Union of your college. Write a letter Director of Education, inviting him to preside over the Annual Function of your college.
S.P. Degree College,
Grand Trunk Road,
Feb. 3, 2007
The Director of Education,
Our college is going to celebrate its annual day on 18th of February. As a Secretary of Students Union of the college I have the honor to invite your good self to preside over the Annual Day celebrations. The Minister of Railways has kindly consented to be the chief guest and to give away the prizes. The program will be of about one hour. The function includes group dances, fancy dresses shows and music concert. The function will start at 5 P.M. sharp. Please given your kind consent to preside over the function will enrich us by giving your valuable advice.
32. A letter to General Manager, D.E.S.U., complaining about frequent breakdown in electricity supply in your area.
B-63, Punjabi Bagh,
25th August, 2007
The General Manager,
Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking
Sub: Frequent break down in electric supply in our colony.
I am the resident of Punjabi Bagh. We are regularly facing the frequent break down in electric supply. In our area electricity goes off 3-4 times a day and some times it is restored only after several hours. Not only this, the voltage fluctuations cause inconvenience to us and damages our costly electrical appliances.
The students are worst effected in this situation. The examination is very near and as the light goes off in the night, they are unable to prepare for the examination.
We have made several complaints to the area officials but all in vain. I will be grateful you kindly take necessary action to ensure proper electric supply to our colony.
33: Write an application to your Principal for remission of fine.
N.C. Bharti Public School,
I hereby to state that I am the student of class VIIIth C of your school. As I could not appear in the monthly test of English held yesterday, my English teacher Mr. A.N. Gupta, has fined me Rs. 500 for not appearing in the class test. I am extremely sorry for not taking the test, Sir, but it happened because of circumstances. When I was just getting ready for school my mother faced severe heart attack. As my father was not at home, I had to attend her. I had to arrange all the medical facilities. Timely medical assistance saved the life of my dear mother. In confusion, I could not send my leave application to my teacher.
I, thereby, request you to remit the fine imposed on me and I assure you that will it not happen in future.
34: Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the rise in prices essential articles.
M-76, Model Town,
20th, November, 2007
The Times Of India,
Sub: Attention towards the price hike.
Through your esteemed newspaper I want to draw the attention towards the rise in prices of essential commodities. Today, the value of the rupee is going down. There are many reasons for the rise in prices like increase in the cost of petrol or diesel, high standard of living, etc. The housewives find it difficult to manage the family budget. The government should take immediate steps to control the prices of essential commodities. These must be brought down to a reasonable level. Government should take strict actions against the traders charging high prices or doing black marketing. Government should open move fair price shops.
35: Write a letter of thanks to a stranger for sending you back your lost bag containing some money and important documents.
392, Subhash Nagar,
20 October, 2007
Mr. P.K. Gupta
93, Prem Nagar,
Dear Mr. Gupta,
Words fail me to express my gratitude to you for returning my bag which I had carelessly left in a D.T.C. bus. I just cannot tell you how much relief I am feeling after receiving all my documents and my money intact.
Its good to know that today also, goodness still exists and there are many good, honest and helpful people like you. I express my heartiest thanks to you and extend to you and invitation to visit my home. It will give me immense pleasure to meet people like you.
36: Write a letter to a publisher to order books.
953, Sainik Vihar,
Date 25th, November, 2007
M/s Neeraj Publishing House,
1507, Ist Floor, Nai Sarak, Delhi-06
I shall be highly obliged if you kindly send me as per V.P.P. one copy of following books at your earliest convenience:
- Complete course in Social Science-VIII
Waiting for an early response.
37: Write a letter to the Chairman of your Municipality, complaining about the insanitary condition of the locality in which you live request him to take necessary steps in this matter.
14, Azad Market
20th, August, 2007
The Municipal Corporation,
I want to draw your attention towards the poor sanitary condition of Azad Market. No health officer has ever visited this locality for the last six months. I request you to visit and check the foul smells and heaps of garbage along the roadside which is presenting a picture of insanitary condition of the locality. The market has no drains and not single dustbin is placed garbage inside to put. The poor people, being deprived of sanitary amenities in their houses, dump all the rubbish into the lane. The sweepers too are not doing their work properly. The garbage heaps are there all over and it has become the breeding place of flies, mosquitoes and disease spreading germs.
I am afraid if suitable measures are not taken immediately we shall have a terrible outbreak of epidemic.
38.Write a letter to your friend apologizing for not being able to keep an invitation to dinner.
7, Short Street,
15 May 2017
I hope my letter finds you in good health. I’m writing to you regarding the conversation we had last week after the monthly quiz. You had invited me over for dinner to your place and, as always, I gladly accepted, drooling in anticipation of the delicious spread. As you know, I did not eventually turn up. You must think it was awfully rude of me but things were not in my control. Soon after getting on my scooter, I realized I had left my phone back at the venue of the quiz. I rushed back but the caretaker at Menezes Braganza Hall had already locked up and left. I was heartbroken. I had saved up for almost a year to be able to afford it, and there was little chance of me getting it back. And this was not the end of the day’s misfortune. While riding back, possibly because I was preoccupied with my loss, I missed a traffic signal at the next crossing and crashed into a car. Now my leg is in a cast and my scooter is badly damaged.
Had I remembered your phone number I would have called you, shared my tale of double misfortune and explained my mysterious absence. have borrowed my friend Ardhendu’s phone temporarily. But having lost all the contact numbers along with my phone, I cannot reach out to anyone. I am sure you are very upset with me – I have not received a single call from you in the last couple of days. But I remembered your address and lacking other means to reach you, I am sending you my apology via snail mail. I am sure you’ll forgive my rudeness in not turning up for your dinner when you read this and any misgivings you might have had about my behaviour will be clarified. remain the most ardent admirer of your cooking skills – I do honestly believe you should apply for the Master Chef competition! Hope to hear from you soon.
Lots of love,
39.Write a letter to the councillor of your ward for the restoration of the local children’s playground.
Canal Apartments, Block IV,
26 May 2017
Ward 29, Golf Gardens,
Subject: Restoration of the local children’s playground
I am writing as a concerned citizen to bring the condition of the local children’s playground to your attention. In a city where green spaces are fast disappearing, this is the only park with a playground within a radius of two kilometres. However, the playground is littered with plastic and concrete waste from nearby construction sites. Further, the swings have rusted and have sharp edges which can injure any child. The other playground rides such as the merry-go-round and the slide are also in a state of acute disrepair. The overall atmosphere is dismal and discourages children from going there.
I would request you to undertake an initiative to ensure regular maintenance of the park. As a first step, we require a thorough cleaning-up of the park. Installing garbage bins and putting up signs discouraging littering would be an important step and would also go a long way in keeping the grounds clean. Repairing the swings and other rides will also ensure the safety of the children.
Increasingly, children are becoming addicted to video games, television and other forms of entertainment leading to an inactive lifestyle. Having a functional playground will encourage them to play in open spaces. I hope the playground will soon be restored to its former glory under your able supervision.
40.Write a letter to the Principal of your school asking for leave to attend a basketball training camp.
Mother’s Heart Academy
25 May 2017
Subject: Leave to participate in a basketball training camp in Kuala Lumpur
I, Iqra Ahmad, am a student of Class IX B. I have represented the school and our district in many sporting events over the last three years. I received a letter yesterday from the Department of Sports informing me that I have been selected to participate in an international basketball training camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am one of twenty girls from across Asia to have been selected. I am very excited at the prospect of learning from world renowned coaches. I believe this training will enable me to win more medals for the school in future. The training camp is ten days long. In view of the long journey, I request you to grant me two weeks’ leave to attend the camp. I promise not to let my studies suffer and put in extra effort to stay ahead in class. I am happy to inform you that have also received a scholarship that will cover all my costs.
25th January, 20__
EPDP Residents Welfare Association
Subject: Issuance of Voter Ids
I am writing to you from the office of Advocate Dalal.
This is to inform you that we have been given the charge of collecting citizen’s data by the Central Government for express use of their Voter Id. You are requested to check your time slot and come to meet the representative of your area.
Your cooperation in this exercise is appreciated.
12/22, First Floor
Bengaluru – 560076
1 December 20__
I reached home yesterday. I really had a most wonderful and exciting time with you and your family during the exchange program last week. I wish to thank you all for hosting me and showing me your beautiful city and its culture. The ruins of the ancient Angkor Var temple and the Apsara dance were particularly interesting and educative. I never imagined our ancient Indian culture has such deep roots that spread so far and wide thousands of years ago. I am really impressed that while Cambodian culture is so steeped in its ancient past, it is so open to modern western influences and offers such a wonderful mix of the Hindu and Buddhist religions and culture. I really enjoyed the flavors of your food and colouful pageantry as much the greenery everywhere. I hope to spend some time again with you when you visit us during the summer vacation and show you the birthplace of the culture that is so yours now.
43.Accepting an invitation to join a friend on a camping trip
153 Sarat Bose Road
5 February 20XX
Thank you very much for inviting me for the camping trip. I’ll certainly join you and your cousins. This will be a nice opportunity to learn about camping. May I bring my little brother with me? He would love to come. I shall call you soon to get all the details.
44.Declining an invitation to attend a birthday party
81 Taimoor Nagar
New Delhi 110019
27 January 20XX
Thank you very much for inviting me to your birthday party. I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it to your party as we are going to visit our grandparents tomorrow. I’ll be back on the day after your birthday. wish were able to make it. But we planned this trip a long time ago and it is not possible for us to cancel it now. I wish you a very happy birthday in advance. I look forward to seeing you soon.
45.Letter to the Editor of a newspaper, about the recklessness of drivers on Kolkata roads
298 N S Road
Naktala, Kolkata 700040
22 February 20XX
The Times of India
New Delhi 110003
Subject: The problem of reckless driving in the city
I would like to draw the attention of the government and the people to the problem of reckless driving on Kolkata roads, through your esteemed daily.
I have noticed with grave concern that vehicles on city roads are becoming dangerously reckless these days. There are rules against reckless driving, but these rules fail to save human lives when we fail to show concern for our fellow beings. Time is surely precious but human life is priceless.
There is an unhealthy competition among buses and other vehicles on the roads, to overtake one another. Pedestrians fall victim to this mindless competition.
Such practices cannot be stopped merely by implementing rules. Passengers as well as pedestrians must take a stand against this. The collective protest of passengers against such reckless driving will put a check on the drivers.
- A leave application to a teacher.
Class 8, Section C
Municipal High School
Rohtak, Haryana 124021
10 January 20XX
The Class Teacher
Class 8, Section C
Municipal High School
Subject: Leave application
With due respect, I would like to inform you that my brother is getting married. The celebrations and
preparations will be underway from next week. I shall not be able to attend school during that period. Since everyone’s help is required, I will be entrusted with a lot of responsibilities. request you to kindly grant me leave of absence from 17 January to 27 January.