Grammar Exercise 9
Most formal and semi-formal letters are organised in the following way:
- In the opening paragraph, you introduce yourself and state the reason for writing the letter.
- In the main paragraph(s), you describe or explain the situation or problem.
- In the closing paragraph, you ask the reader to take action.
Complete the letter using words from the box below. There are some extra words which you won’t need. hear meet agree is hearing however limit make next because since attention past also would when know receive stop run where conclusion
Dear Professor David,
I have been living in International House now for the past eight months and feel very much at home as it is very comfortable and reasonably priced. However, I would like to draw your attention to the following problems.
First of all, the computer room in the basement has been closed for the last three weeks because of a shortage of technical staff. Would it not be possible to pay computer-science students to run the hall’s computer room on a rota basis?
Secondly, noise levels from student parties have increased recently. I think it would be a good idea to limit parties to Friday or Saturday nights and from 8.00 to 12.30 in term time. I am sure you will agree that it is very hard to study when someone is having an all-night party in the middle of the week!
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.