For general training writing Task 1, you will be asked to write a letter.

1. Informal Letter (If you are writing to family or friends)

2. Semi-formal Letter (If you are writing to a work colleague, neighbour or someone you know well)

3. Formal Letter (if you are writing to a business person, administration or local newspaper.)

In your letter, you might be asked to

A. Request information

B. Give personal or factual information

C. Explain a problem or solution

D. Explain wants or needs / make a request

E. Complain / appreciate about a service

F. Make a suggestion or recommend something Improve

Your Score Your answer will be assessed based on the following criteria.

1. Task achievement – Does your letter answer all the part of the questions? Are all your ideas relevant?

2. Coherence and Cohesion – Are your ideas well organised, clear and well connected?

3. Lexical Resource – Have you avoided repeating the same words and copying words from the question?

4. Grammatical range and accuracy – Have you made few grammatical mistakes and shown a range of grammatical structures?

Organise your writing

1. Greeting

2. Opening Statements (Introduce yourself, say why you are writing)

3. Explain the point 1, 2 and 3

4. Closing statements (signal the end of the letter)

5. End the letter Opening lines

We need an opening line in a business letter or professional email: to make reference to previous correspondence; to say how we found the recipient’s name/address; to say why we are writing to the recipient.

 With reference to your letter of 8 June, I … .

 I am writing this letter to you regarding the…

 I am writing to enquire about … .