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 what is the new letter writing format plz my exam is tomorrow


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Akshita Suman , added an answer, on 12/10/12
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  (ii)Letter  of  Enquiry ( a letter enquiry could be written to enquire about)

·  a procedure for admission or membership

·  a training programme/course

·  tour / travel arrangements

·  sale / services

Include the following content

·  Refer to the advertisement if mentioned in the question.

·  Specify the information that you need

·  Conclude politely requesting for a prompt response





Q. You are Meena Saxena of Kanpur . You have come across an advertisement of a coaching centre that prepares students for the Pre Medical Test. Writ a letter to the director of the institute asking for information that you require before you decide to join it.











   CONTACT: TEL: 23417689



7, Greater Colony



21st January ‘2011


The Director

Sky-High Institute

25 High Street



Subject: Enquiry regarding coaching classes


Dear Sir,


This is in reference to your advertisement in ‘The Daily Times’ dated 18 January 2011. I am preparing for the Pre Medical Test. I am interested in joining your institute, but befor I do so, I would like the following information.

I would like to know the duration and the timings of the course. What is the fee structure and the mode of payment? I would also like to know the strength of each batch and the success rate of your Institute. Do you offer any discount to students who have excelled in academics?

I would be grateful if you could give me a prompt response so that I can take timely decision to join your institute.


Thanking you


Yours faithfully


Meena Saxena



(iii)Letter for placing an order ( the goods ordered through a letter include)

·  Books

·  Sports / laboratory equipment

·  Magazines / journals

·  Electronic gadgets

·  Garments

·  Household items

 Include the following content

·  Refer to the advertisement

·  Give details of goods being ordered (brand , item, author, colour/size etc, quantity, price if given)

·  Give the mode of dispatch and payment

·  Conclude politely asking for a prompt and safe delivery of goods.



Q. You are Priya Khanna, librarian of your school, Aligarh . You have been asked to place an order for some books for the school library. Write a letter to the Sales Manager, Light House, Main Road , Noida, placing an order for the books that you need.

Army School



20th January ‘2011


The Sales Manager

Light House

Main Road



Subject: Placing an order for books


Dear Sir,

I have reliably learnt that your book shop supplies books at discount rates. I would like to place the following order for the school library.


S.No.  Book’s Name  Author  Quantity

1.  Macbeth  William Shakespeare  one

2.  The Suitable Boy  Vikram Seth  one

3.  Pride and Prejudice  Jane Austen   one

4.  Wing of Fire  APJ Kalam  one


The payment will be made by cheque on receipt of the goods. Kindly ensure that the order reaches us within a week .


Thanking you


Yours faithfully


Librarian, Army School

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Akshita Suman , added an answer, on 12/10/12
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(c)  Letter writing

  Formal Letter

Letter types includes:


(a)  Business or official letter (for making enquires, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies.

(b) Letter to the editor (giving suggestions on an issue)

(c)  Application for the job)


Marks Distribution:


Format   -  2 Marks

Expression   -  4 marks

Content  -   4 marks


A formal letter has the following parts.

·  Sender’s Address

·  Date

·  Addressee’s address

·  Salutation

·  Subject

·  Body of the letter (content) (preferably in three or four paragraphs)

·  Complementary ending

·  Sender’s signature & name


Note : Formal letter must be written in fully blocked format as per CBSE curriculum.



Sender’s address




Addressee’s address


Dear Sir/Mam


Subject: ………………………………………………………………………………………………….



  Body of the letter




Your’s faithfully / sincerely








(i) Letter to the Editor ( a letter to the editor could be written to:)

·  Express an opinion

·  Complaint against a social problem

·  Refer to the situation/viewpoint that you wish to highlight

·  If it is a social problem the three major areas to be included are-

1.  causes of the problem

2.  effects of the problem

3.  solutions to the problem

·  conclude politely




Q. Write letter to the Editor of a newspaper suggesting how the problem of begging can be ended. You are Sumit of Civil Lines, Kanpur



Civil Lines



20th January ‘2011


The Editor

The Hindustan Times

New Delhi


Subject: Regarding the problem of begging & how it can be ended.




I shall feel obliged if you kindly public the following few lines ‘Letters to the Editor’ column of your esteemed paper.

Some beggars, no doubt, deserve our sympathy. They are handicapped. They are unable to earn their living. But the pity is that most of the beggars are able-bodied. Begging has become a profession for them. They find it the easiest way to earn their living. Some of them are criminals. They beg only to hide their crimes. This large-scales begging is a slur on the fair name of our country.

Begging should be abolished by law. It should be made a punishable offence. The government should open asylums for those beggars who are really helpless. Able-bodied beggars should forced to work. If they go without work, they must also go without food. We should have no sympathy for such impostors. We should not encourage them by giving alms. People can thus play a big role in ending this evil.


Yours faithfully





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