Informal Letters (includes letters to friends/cousins/father) englishforschools.co.nf

Q.1. Write a letter to a friend describing how you propose to spend your holidays after the HSLC examination.

Or, Write a letter to your friend/cousin telling him/her what you intend to do after the HSLC Examination.

Ans:-

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

As you know, our HSLC Examination will begin from 19th February and continue upto 9th March. After the examination, I will have ample time for travelling and sight-seeing. So, as soon as the examination is over, I have proposed to spend the holidays in my uncle’s house in Kolkata. There are various monuments and places to see in Kolkata such as Victoria Memorial, Vidyasagar Setu, Howrah Bridge, Botanical Garden, Birla Planetarium etc. I do hope you will accompany me. We will have great fun there. Kindly reply to this letter as soon as possible.

Yours,

Q.2. Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to a picnic party arranged after the H.S.LC. Pre-Final Examination is over.

Or, You have arranged a picnic with your friend. Write a letter to another friend inviting him/her to join you in the picnic.

Ans:-

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

As you know, our HSLC Pre-Final Examination will begin from 5th December and continue upto 13th December . Some of my friends and I have proposed to arrange a picnic party to Bhalukpong after the HSLC Examination is over. So, I request you to join us and make the tour enjoyable. We have decided to start at 6 a.m. on 25th December. We will reach there at around 11 a.m.. The picnic spot is picturesque. I am sure you will like it. Please do inform me about your decision as quickly as possible.

Yours,

Q.3. Write a letter to your friend about your favourite hobby.

Ans:-

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

I am writing this letter to let you know that I have developed an enjoyable hobby since the past six months. I maintain some scrapbooks for newspaper cuttings. I cut the articles and headlines I like and paste on the scrapbook everyday. I categorise the cuttings as “editorial”, “politics”, “literature”, “headlines”, “articles” etc and paste them on respective scrapbooks. Whenever I get time, I open the scrapbooks and read them. This hobby has greatly increased my general knowledge. I suggest you develop this hobby. By the way, if you have any particular hobby, please don’t forget to let me know.

Yours,

Q.4. Write a letter to your friend telling him/her about your daily life.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

I am writing this letter to share with you how I spend my daily life. My daily lifestyle is very simple. But it is balanced, in my view. I get up very early in the morning and sip some tea. Then I go out for morning walk. After returning, I go out for tuition in Maths. When I get home, I sit down for some studies until 8:30 am. Then I take bath and go for school. After the school is over, I take lunch and go out for playing. At about 6 pm I sit for studying and continue till 9 pm. Then I watch TV and have meal. After that I study a little more and go to bed. This is my daily life. I hope you shall share yours too.

Yours,

Q.5. Write a letter to one of your friends requesting him/her to lend you a book. Mention what the book is, why you need it and how long you want to keep it.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

The purpose of my writing this letter to you is that I want to request you to lend me the book “Wings of Fire” by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. I noticed it in your book shelf last time when I had gone to your home. As my father says, it is a wonderful book written by …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Q.6. Write a letter to your friend requesting him/her to come to your home and stay a week at your home after the HSLC Pre-Final Examination.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

I am busy these days studying for the oncoming HSLC Pre-Final Examination to start from 2nd November. I hope you are also studying in full swing. After the examination is over, please come to our home and stay a week. We will have great fun together. We will visit the nearby historical monuments together. We will also play volleyball and cricket in the afternoons. I hope you will comply with my request.

Yours,

Q.7. Write a letter to your friend telling him/her how you have prepared for the HSLC Examination.

Or, Write a letter to your father telling him about your preparation for the HSLC Examination.

Ans:

Dear Papa,

Please accept my regards and love. I am well by the grace of the Almighty. How is mom? Please convey my regards to my mom and love to my brothers.

(Or,

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.)

As you know, our HSLC Pre-Final Examination has just got over. I have fared well in all the subjects. I have got highest marks in English and lowest marks in Maths. So I have decided to focus on Maths. I am doing sums almost three hours a day. Besides, I am finding out the uncommon and critical questions from the test papers on all subjects. Now, as I no longer need to go to school, I have increased my study time from 7 hours to 11 hours a day. I write down the answers again after memorizing. I am also taking care of health and taking nutritional foods. Please pray for me so that I may show outstanding results. Take care.

Yours,

Q.8. Write a letter to your friend informing him/her how you spent your Puja Vacation.

Or, Write a letter to your friend telling him/her how you spent the last Puja holidays.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

The Puja holidays have finally come to an end. It had started on 20th October and ended on 24th October. I am surprised that these four days have passed all of a sudden amid fun and frolic. On the day of “Saptami”, I went out along with my close friends to visit the decorated Puja pendals across the town. We ate delicacies at various restaurants. The next day, we went out for an outing along the banks of Brahmaputra. On the next day, we had some shopping at big shopping malls. On the day of …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Q.9. Write a letter to your friend describing a football match.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

Recently, I got the opportunity to witness a football match between Donbosco School, Guwahati and Christ Jyoti School, Nagaon at Nurul Amin Stadium in Nagaon town. Both the teams were equally strong. The referee blew the whistle at 11 a.m. sharp and the match started. In the first half Donbosco School dominated. They could easily penetrate the defence of the opposition team but could score only a goal because of the extraordinary performance of the referee of Christ Jyoti School. In the second half, Christ Jyoti School played aggressively. They scored a goal just before the final blow of whistle. Now the match became drawn and had to be settled with a tie-breaker. In the tie-breaker, the Donbosco School team took the lead and won the match. The match was really exciting.

Yours,

Q.10. Write a letter to a friend describing the good book you have read recently.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

Today I want to inform you about a very inspiring book I have read recently. I am sure you will like it too. The book is “I am Malala” written by Malala Yousafzai. As you know, she is a daring young girl from the Swat Valley in Pakistan who had the courage to defy the Talibans and got shot by them. They shot her for propagating education for girls. But she miraculously survived. She wrote about her ethnicity, the customs of her community, the increased worsening of condition in Pakistan, her efforts to change it, and the incidents around her getting shot in a school bus and coming round in Birmingham, UK. She is now a symbol of peace and courage. She has got the prestigious Nobel Prize for Peace in 2014. Her book is really inspiring. Take time to read it.

Yours,

Q.11. Your friend has invited you to go to his house during the Puja vacation. Now you write a letter to him/her stating your inability to go because your Test Examination will be held after the Durga Puja.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

I received your letter last Wedndesday. But I was too busy to reply at that time. I express my heartfelt thanks for inviting me to your house during the Puja Holidays. But, as you know, my Test Examination is drawing near. It will be held just after the Durga Puja. This examination is very important for me because it will give me an idea of the pattern of questions in Matriculation Examination. So I am very busy these days preparing for the Test Examination. So I have decided not to visit your house this time. I request you to excuse me. But I will surely visit you after the Matriculation Examination.

Yours,

Q.12. Write a letter to your friend describing a historical place you have visited.

Ans:

Dear friend ………… ,

I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter.

I am so excited to tell you about my visit to Delhi in an educational excursion last week. Delhi has a rich historical background. It was named “Indraprastha” by Pandavas and remained the capital of Hindu kingdoms for thousands of years. The Muslim kings also made it their capital. It has many historical buildings …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Formal Letters (Includes Applications to the Headmaster/Principal, Letters to the Editor and FIR at a police station)

Letters to the Headmaster/Principal

Q.1. Write an application to your Principal/Head Master praying to grant a half holiday on the occasion of a local festival.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Principal,

Jorhat Govt Boys’ H.S. & M.P. School, Jorhat

Sub: Prayer for granting a half holiday.

Sir,

Most humbly I, the class captain of Class X, would like to put forward an appeal on behalf of the students of Class X to grant a half holiday today on account of Urs Mehfil at nearby Pir Giasuddin Dargah.

You are requested to grant the same and oblige all of us.

Yours faithfully,

XYZ

Class : X , Roll No. – 1

Q.2. Write an application to the Head of your school requesting him/her to issue you a certificate to enable you to join a sports training in New Delhi in December. (Name sports you are going to get trained).

Ans:

To,                                                                          Dtd. ………….

The Headmaster,

Salt Brook School, Dibrugarh

Sub:       Prayer for issuing a certificate for the purpose of joining a sports training.

Sir,

With due respect I would like to inform you that I have intended to join “Mountaineering Training” organized by an NGO at Delhi. For this a certificate of excellence in sports is required from the Head of the institution. So, you are earnestly requested to issue a certificate to enable me to join the aforesaid training.

Your prompt action will oblige me always.

Yours faithfully

XYZ

Class: X, Roll No – 1

Q.3. You need a character certificate from your Principal/Headmaster/Headmistress. Write an application to him/her to issue you the certificate.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd……

The Principal,

Alitangoni Osmania H.S. School, Nagaon

Sub : Prayer for issuing a character certificate.

Sir,

Humbly and respectfully I want to request you for issuing a character certificate as I want to apply for a talent hunt competition. So you are cordially requested to take necessary steps to issue me a character certificate and oblige.

Your prompt action is solicited.

Yours faithfully,

XYZ

Q.4. Write a letter to the Head of your institution requesting him/her to issue you a transfer certificate.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Principal,

Juria Higher Secondary School, Nagaon

Sub :      Prayer for issuing a transfer certificate.

Sir,

Most reverently I would like to state that my father, who is a govt servant, has got transferred to Goalpara recently. So our family has to shift there within a very short period of time. So my parents have thought of transferring me from this school to another one at Goalpara. I, therefore, seek from you issuance of a transfer certificate.

I do hope you will consider my matter and oblige.

Yours faithfully,

XYZ

Class : X, Roll No.- 1

 

Letters to the Editor of a Newspaper:-

Q.1. Write a letter to the Editor of an English newspaper against irregular supply of electricity in your town/village.

Or, Write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper against the frequent break-down of the electricity and the problems caused by it in your place/locality.

Or, Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper complaining about the frequent failure of electricity in your locality.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Editor,

The Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the editor regarding frequent failure of electricity.

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Q.2. Write a letter to the Editor of the Sentinel, Guwahati drawing attention to bad piece of road in your locality.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Sentinel,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the editor regarding a bad piece of road in the Rehabari area.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the deplorable condition of A.K. Azad Road in the Rehabari area in Guwahati. The surface of the gravel road has worn off and potholes are to be seen all around. So traffic is slow. It is painful to pass through that road. We request the authorities in the PWD department to take notice of the road and reduce traffic slowdown.

Yours,

XYZ and others

Q.3. Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper against irregular supply of water in your place/locality.

Or, Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper drawing the attention of the authorities to the scarcity of water in your locality.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Editor,

The Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the editor regarding scarcity of water.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial page of your esteemed daily I would like to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities to the problem faced by the residents of Bhuyanpatty area at Nagaon town of irregular supply of water. Though there is a water filtering plant at Bhuyanpatty, it supplies water irregularly. Most of the days, the plant doesn’t run. People queuing for potable water are discouraged. It has resulted in scarcity of water in the area. Concerned authorities are hereby requested to take immediate action.

Yours,

XYZ et al

Q.4. Write a letter to the Editor of “The Assam Tribune” drawing the attention of the authorities to sudden rise in prices of essential commodities.

Or, Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper urging the authorities to open a fair price shop in your locality in view of the steep rise in prices of essential commodities.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Editor,

The Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the editor concerning sudden rise in prices of essential commodities.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the steep rise in prices of essential commodities as an aftershock of recent rise in petrol and diesel. Essential commodities like rice, potato, edible oil, salt, sugar etc have become much costly for a lower class and middle class person. Keeping in view the inconveniences of the general public, we demand the govt of Assam to set up fair price shops in every locality to tackle the effects of price-rise.

Yours,

XYZ and others.

Q.5. Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper about frequent road accidents in your city/locality.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd……

The Editor,

The Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the editor regarding frequent road accidents on VIP Road.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the frequent road accidents on VIP Road in Guwahati due to some unruly drivers and bikers. Taking opportunity of less number of traffic police on that road, some unruly bikers and drivers try to practice dangerous stunts. Many young boys get injured and a few die. Many pedestrians were severely injured in the past. We beseech the youth to abstain from such activities. City police should keep an eye on this.

Yours,

XYZ, et al

Q.6. Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper about the traffic jam in your city or poor road condition in your area.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd……

The Editor,

Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the Editor concerning traffic jam at Silpukhuri.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the problem of frequent traffic jams especially in the morning. As the students, the service holders and the businessmen rush for reaching their destinations in time in the morning, the narrow RGB road plying across Silpukhuri becomes very congested. Moreover, the rickshaws increase traffic jam. Worn out footpaths are causing more woe. The GMDA authorities are requested to take steps for better traffic management.

Yours,

XYZ, etc

Q.7. Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper drawing attention to the inconvenience caused by the street beggars in your place.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd……

The Editor,

The Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the editor regarding inconvenience caused by street beggars at Nagaon town.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the inconvenience caused by street beggars at Nagaon town. Most of the beggars are seen taking up begging as a lucrative occupation. Some young children beg around taking a baby on lap. Many others beg with an idol or photo of a deity in hand. Even some physically fit people are also into this ‘business’. Common people and shopkeepers are annoyed by them everyday. NGOs should come forward and rehabilitate the physically challenged beggars.

Yours, XYZ etc

Q.8. Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper complaining about the insanitary conditions of your locality.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd……

The Editor,

Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the Editor concerning insanitary conditions at Dhing Gate area in Nagaon town.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the insanitary condition at the Dhing Gate area in Nagaon town. As the area is a business hub and transportation point, public gathering is very high. There are no proper drainage system to flush out the filth and no dusbins to throw garbages into. So, piles of garbages are seen on the roadside which make the atmosphere unhygienic. The municipality is neglecting their duty.

Yours, XYZ etc

Q.9. Write a letter to the editor of a local English newspaper complaining about the inconvenience and discomfort caused by hawkers.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd……

The Editor,

Assam Tribune,

Chandmari, Guwahati

Sub :      Letter to the Editor concerning the inconvenience and discomfort caused by hawkers at Nagaon town.

Sir,

Through the popular editorial section of your esteemed daily I want to draw attention of the readers as well as the govt authorities towards the inconvenience and discomfort caused by hawkers at Nagaon town. From dawn to dusk a group of street hawkers roam around the nook and corner of the town. They cry out loud which causes distraction from studies among the students. Ice-cream sellers and ‘bhelpuri’ sellers are seen selling unhygienic food items. Many criminals also roam around in the guise of hawkers. Four families have been robbed at daytime in the past two months by some suspected hawkers. Two hawkers have been beaten by local public for attempting to kidnap young children. We demand strict vigilance over the hawkers by the local police stations.

Yours, XYZ etc

Other Formal Letters:-

Q.1. Write an application to the Officer-in-Charge of your HSLC/ AHM Examination centre to provide you with sick-room facilities.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd…….

The Officer-in-Charge,

Alitangoni Osmania H.S. School, Nagaon, Assam

Sub :      Prayer for provision of sick-room facility.

Sir,

With due honour I would like to plead before you to provide me sick-room facility considering my physical weakness caused by viral fever. I am currently not in a position to sit for the HSLC Examination at appointed room. A copy of medical report has been enclosed herewith. I request you to be kind enough to grant me the aforesaid facility and oblige.

Yours truly,

XYZ,

Roll. — …….. , No. – ……

Q.2. Your bicycle has been stolen. Write a letter to the Officer-in-Charge of the Police Station reporting the theft and requesting him to recover the bicycle.

Or, Write a letter to the Officer-in-Charge of your local Police Station complaining about the loss of your bicycle.

Ans:

To,                                                                                          Dtd

The Officer-in-Charge

Juria Police Station, Nagaon, Assam

Sub : FIR in respect of theft of bicycle.

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