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How to start and finish letters in IELTS writing

August 7, 2017, 12:17 pm

Letter-writing is an art form which can be determine whether your words will be taken seriously or ignored. Whether you're writing a cover letter for a job, a letter to a friend or an email to a colleague, it all starts with a well-written beginning and ends with an appropriate closing that suits the tone and purpose of the letter. Learning how to address the recipient and closing the letter will help to write a letter worth reading.

Letter-writing is an art form which can be determine whether your words will be taken seriously or ignored. Whether you're writing a cover letter for a job, a letter to a friend or an email to a colleague, it all starts with a well-written beginning and ends with an appropriate closing that suits the tone and purpose of the letter. Learning how to address the recipient and closing the letter will help to write a letter worth reading. 

How to start and finish letters in IELTS writing

Read Instructions Carefully

                            The instruction tells you about the purpose, content, and recipient of the letter. Here is a sample task from the British Council and a friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday write a letter to your friend.

How to start and finish letters in IELTS writing

Planning a Formal Letter

                    People don’t normally to plan letters but in the IELTS test you really should. In fact, we have met very few students who wrote a band 9 letter and didn’t make a plan before writing.As you can see the above, task questions on the General Training paper follow the same format. They will first tell you the situation and then give you three bullet points that you have to cover. This is a good news for us because it means we can follow the same structure every time.

How to start and finish letters in IELTS writing