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You are organizing a class trip to a place of interest a days drive from the school. You will stay in a youth hostel.

 

Write to the manager of the youth hostel and ask about the conditions at the hostel. You are concerned about the food, entertainment, dress code and number of people who can be accommodated.

 

Friday, July 20, 2007

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

Kind regards,

 

I am the Senior Teacher at Bright High School Baroda. I am writing to you to solicit detailed information on your youth hostel. I am in the process of organizing one day class trip to Gandhinagar and I would like to occupy your hostel for one day stay of my students.

 

Kindly let me know as to what shall be the charges per person per day? And the dress code for visitors if any. Also let me know as to how many students can be accommodated? Is separate stay arrangement available for girls? What are the food arrangements? Is vegetarian and no vegetarian food available? What are the timings for breakfast, lunch and dinner? What are the entertainment arrangements? Whether TVs, PCs, indoor games like carom, billiards, ping-pong etc: available?

 

Also feel free to give any additional information as you deem fit. Upon hearing from you I shall plan the trip under intimation to you.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Thanking you,

With kindest regards,

Yours truly,

 

Sign:

 

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You have purchased a camera from a duty free shop. There has been something wrong with the camera. Write a letter to the shop and describe what you felt when you found the problem. Tell them what you expect them to do.

 

Dear Sir,

Greetings,

 

I am writing to you to express my dissatisfaction on performance of the brand new expensive camera that I had purchased from your shop yesterday morning.

 

In the evening, while I wanted to take my own picture with my girlfriend, I focused it and put it on a required platform. I adjusted time and auto flash / click option and sat by my girl friend. To my surprise it never clicked. Obviously its auto click feature is not working. I am badly frustrated about it. I hope you can appreciate.

 

I want that you replace this camera with a new one of the same make and model. Please don’t forget to check all features and functions and ensure that all functions work properly.

 

Please do send your representative with a new camera immediately.  I shall handover the defective camera to him.

 

I look forward for your cooperation and immediate help.

Thanking you in anticipations,

Yours truly,

 

Signed

 

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(Refer Book: Cambridge Practice Tests for IELTS-1 Page—10)

 

You have had a bank account for a few years. Recently you received a letter from the bank stating that your account is $240 overdrawn and that you will be charged $70 which will be taken directly from your account. You know that this information is incorrect.

 

Write a letter to the bank. Explain what has happened and say what you would like them to do.

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bank Manager,

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

Greetings,

 

I am rather unhappy and shocked to receive your letter of 1st July 2007 stating that my account No: SB/ 0004321 is $240 overdrawn further more you would directly debit $70 from this account. This is not what I expect from you, a Bank of such a high repute.

 

Please be understood that as per the standing instructions for my Systematic Investment Plan with Franklin Mutual Fund House, you were required to pay $240 per month to Franklin Mutual Fund for a period of 12 months. The said period was over on 1st May 07 and you were informed accordingly the same was acknowledged by you. In spite of that you have paid 13th as an additional installment of $240 to the said Fund House. This is the reason I am overdrawn by $240. Please recover the said extra amount from the Fund House and credit it back to my account. Please note that no any debit of $70 is made from my account. Please confirm by return of post.

 

An early action shall be very highly appreciated.

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours truly,

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You left a bag of equipments at the gym last night. The gym has closed down for a week and you can’t get in. Your bag contains some notes you need urgently, your driving license, and some important letters.

 

Write to manager how you can reclaim your bag.

 

Dear Sir / Madam,                                                                  

Greetings,

 

I am writing to you to solicit your help. Last night after the exercises, before leaving gym I forgot to carry my bag with me. The same is resting in the gym only. I am in dire need for collecting my bag from there. The bag contains very important notes and documents like driving license, credit card, income tax card and a digital diary which are very urgently needed by me.

 

I do very well appreciate that the gym is scheduled to remain closed for a period of one week with effect from tomorrow. Under the circumstances I request you to very kindly suggest a way out in order to enable me to reclaim and collect my bag immediately. I shall feel highly obliged to you Sir!

 

An immediate action of yours shall be very highly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you immediately,

 

Thanking you,

With kindest regards,

Yours truly,

 

Sign:

 

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You need to travel from your home to a place 40 miles (64 kilometers) away. Compare the different kinds of transportation you could use. Tell which method of travel you would choose. Give specific reasons for your choice.

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My first preference shall be public transport. It is available in the form of suburban trains and state transport buses. Frequency of plying is also quite high; so catching the time up is not a problem. I do have my car and a motorbike too. Even then why I prefer public transport to my own car or motorbike; I shall explain this essay.

By making use of suburban train and other available public transport mode, firstly I am not exposed to air pollution compared to my journey by road in my car or on my motorbike. Secondly it is highly cost effective. Thirdly it is very fast and safe. Last but not least I feel proud to contribute towards fulfillment of my nation’s important missions of “Conservation of Energy” “Oil Conservation” and “Reduction in Global Warming”. By using public transport, I add to government income and I economize on my expenditure.

In contrast, if I use my own transport i.e. car or motorbike; First of all I am exposed to more of pollution. Secondly I am exposed to some risk of road accident. Thirdly I am not as fast as a suburban train or state transport bus. Last but not least I spend high on gasoline. In addition, by using my car or motorbike I may be adding to the problems of global warming and pollution that I should avoid as a responsible and civilized citizen. However for the purposes of fun and enjoyment, I may use my car or motorbike sparingly on weekends for fun, enjoyment and merrymaking.

In nut shell I would prefer to use public transport for day to day jobs and my private car for enjoyments and merrymaking on weekends.

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