IELTS recent letter writing questions with sample answers

You have been invited to attend an admissions interview for a prestigious college. Unfortunately, you cannot come at the proposed time due to a previous appointment.

Write a letter to the admissions tutor and explain your position. In your letter:

  • Introduce yourself and state your interest in the program
  • Apologize and offer to come at a different time
  • Ask how long the interview will be and if you will have to take an exam

Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Dear Sir/Mam,

I am writing this letter to express my interest in joining the Diploma in designing program as well as requesting you to reschedule the interview time. Furthermore, I would like to know more details about the interview pattern and time taken for the interview.

Firstly, my name is Grace and my application id is ABC1234. I have applied for a Diploma in designing a 2 years part-time training program. Here, I want to express my interest in the program and I have been eagerly waiting for the next step to join your program since I have applied for that.

Unfortunately, after receiving the interview date I am in a terrible position to inform you that on the same day, since I had to visit my doctor on the same day. Since I had an excruciating pain in my back a few years ago, I have been undergoing treatment. I have to go to meet a special doctor on the interview date,Therefore, I would request you to fix up a different time for the interview on the same day, preferably post lunch or you can schedule me a different day for the interview process.

Furthermore, I would like to know more about the interview process such as whether I would have any written test or group discussion so that I can prepare accordingly.

Looking forward to your favorable reply.

Yours faithfully,

Grace Richard.

An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • offer to find somewhere to stay
  • give advice about what to do
  • give information about what clothes to bring

Dear Alice,

          How are you? I was over the moon when I received your letter that you want to spend your vacation in my region which is south India.Furthermore, I’d like to advise you about the costumes that you should bring to my country,

     Since ooty  is in  my region, I’d like to suggest you to stay in either GRT or Royal Meridien to make your stay comfy and cozy.As I know that you’re a fussy eater, these hotels not only provide you accommodation but also provide food of your choice.

     On top of that, since it is a hill station, it has breathtaking views. You’ll be mesmerized by the view points. So, I strongly advise you to go to the viewpoints through walking, to appreciate nature’s beauty. Cockers walk is a must visit during your trip.

   I’d like to bring to your notice  that you might think that since it is a hilly region, you’ve to bring winter clothes, however, don’t do that. The temperature would be moderate even sometimes sunny. You can expect rain but not too much cold. Hence, I’d prefer you to bring some summer clothes with a rainy jacket.

Hope you enjoy your vacation !

With love,


You borrowed an important textbook from a classmate last term. You now realize your classmate had returned home overseas and you still have the book. Write a letter to to him / her. In your letter:

  • apologize for the mistake
  • find out how important the book is to him / her
  • say what you will do

Dear Mr.Scott,

              I am writing this letter to apologize for not returning the data structures textbook to you till now. Moreover, I would send the book to you through a blue dart courier to your home.

               Firstly, I am extremely sorry for not returning the text book. Indeed, I totally forgot to return the book to you on 17th of December after the completion of my exam. Though I intended to give you back the book, I have totally slipped off .

            I know that you are pursuing a Diploma in computer science and in the upcoming semester you have this data structure as one of the papers for your exam. Furthermore, you have an assignment to submit on this subject in the next month. Hence, I understand the pivotal role of this text book in your graduation.

       Consequently, I will send a courier to you and make sure that this book reaches you in another couple of days. 

       Looking forward to your favorable reply.

Yours sincerely,

Grace Richard.