Formal letters - General Training IELTS

When writing a formal letter:

Use formal vocabulary
Use long forms (I am, He is, She is not, They are not etc)

Opening/Closing
Opening:
Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms (name) Closing: Yours sincerely,


Opening: Dear Sir/Madam, Closing: Yours faithfully,

Starting your letter
I am writing in connection with/regarding…
I am interested in…

Ending your letter
I hope you will be able to…
I would appreciate/be grateful if you could…
I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Making suggestions
In my opinion…
I think…
You/We should…

Asking for information
I would like further information about…
I would also like to ask if/whether…
Could you please inform me…
I would appreciate it/be grateful if…
Is it possible for you…


Giving advice
If I were you, I would…
You should…
It would be a good idea to…
I am certain that you could…

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