IELTS general training- writing task 1-formal letter


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You saw an advertisement asking for people to help with a project to clean up the local environment.

Write a letter to the project organizer. In your letter

  • say where you saw the advertisement
  • explain how you can help
  • give details about when you are available

Write at least 150 words.

You do not need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam


Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing in reply to your advertisement asking people to help with a project to clean up the local environment. It was a dream came true for me when I saw the advertisement in the Hindu, a National News Paper dated 9/07/15.

As a person who is concerned about the need of protecting the environment and a as a social worker, I too felt that I could lend my hand by partaking in your project. Firstly, I can organize mass awareness programmes which would shed much light into  the urgent need of the hour- to protect the environment and hence save our flora and fauna from extinction. Moreover, I can circulate flash cards among the local people highlighting the necessity of protecting the mother nature and the very existence of mankind as well. Furthermore, I am willing to sponsor some of your programmes provided you show green signal to my plea.

I can be reached by mobile phone- 98498765 and you may call me between 6.AM to 8 A.M in the morning and 6.PM to 10 P.M in the evening. I can also be reached by email -social

Thank you

Yours faithfully