Category : 9th Class



  1. Recently a cyclone has hit some of the areas in your town. Write a letter to your friend in Mumbai stating him/her about the damage made by the impact of the cyclone.
  1. Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to come to your place during summer vacation and spend a few days with you.
  1. You have been to an excursion in the mountain areas of Garwal. Write a letter to your cousin in Bangalore stating him/her about the scenic beauty of the area and your experience during the excursion.
  1. You have undertaken a railway journey from Delhi to Nander. Write a letter to your friend stating him/her about the experience of the journey.
  1. Write a letter to the Editor of a leading newspaper stating about the irregular supply of drinking water in your area.
  1. You have booked a railway ticket through internet, and on the next day you have cancelled it. It is more than a month and in spite of your repeated calls, the money has not been returned to your account by the IRCTC. Write a letter to the IRCTC requesting them to return the money to your account at the earliest.
  1. Ten days before commencing of the examination, you had been attacked by dengue and so you are not in a position to sit in the examination. Write a letter to the Principal requesting him to sanction you a privilege by allowing you to write the papers from the hospital bed.
  1. The city government has decided to campaign to teach all the illiterates. Being interested on the proposal, write a letter to the Principal of your school describing your views on this noble campaign.
  1. There is no clinic or dispensary within the distance of 10 kilometers in your area. Write a letter to the Ward Commissioner of your area requesting him/her to open a dispensary or clinic in his ward/block.
  1. You have understood the importance of English in the modern days and have joined a vocational course recently. Write a letter to your friend telling him why you find English such an amusing and intriguing language.





While writing a formal letter  

  • Write your full name, address and date before you begin the letter.
  • Address the person you are writing the letter to with correct name and designation.
  • Your letter should be very crisp giving out only that information which is required.
  • You letter should state action/information required/supplied or requesting actiontobe taken.

While writing an informal letter  

  • Since you are writing to your friends and family, you are free to choose your toneand content.
  • Write your full name and address even if it is an informal letter.
  • Divide your letter in small paragraphs.
  • Keep your writing simple.
  • Make a good choice of words especially if you are writing an apology letter or a letter to express your condolences in case of a death.    





  • Always start the letter with 'Respected Sir/Madam' or 'Dear Sir/Madam' and then mention the name and the address.
  • Before beginning to write the letter you must state the purpose of the letter in one line titled 'Subject'.
  • Remember not to forget your letter politely by using phrases like 'thanking you' and undersigning your letter using 'Yours faithfully/sincerely'.
  • Most people close the letter with phrases like 'Yours affectionately/With love/AII the best/Take care', etc.      





  • Even though letters have transformed into e-mails and SMSs, the art still remains, only the medium has changed.
  • You can modify a letter according to the purpose for which it is written and the person to whom it is addressed.
  • For example, if you are writing a letter for job application, then you may need to attach your resume along with the letter and also mention the same in it.
  • Informal letters do not have many rules.
  • Letter writing embarks you on a journey of words.    

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