Vocabulary For GT IELTS Writing Task 1 (part 1)

In GT IELTS writing Task 1, you will be asked to respond to a given problem with a letter requesting information or explaining a situation. You are required to write at least 150 words in this task. Depending on the task suggested, your letter writing will be assessed on your ability to:

Engage in personal correspondence
Elicit and provide general factual information
Express needs, wants, likes and dislikes
Express opinions (views, complaints etc.)

You will have to write a short letter in response to a given problem or situation. Your writing will be assessed on your ability to:

Engage in personal correspondence
Elicit and provide general factual information
Express needs, wants, likes and dislikes
Express opinions

You will also be judged on your ability to:
Answer the question without straying from the topic
Write in a way which allows your reader to follow your ideas
Use English grammar and syntax accurately
Use appropriate language in terms of register, style and content 

To write the letter efficiently you need to learn some vocabularies.The following article tries to help you grasp the vocabulary you need to know. 

Formal Salutation:

Personal Letter: Dear Ruhan, My dear Rex.
Do not write: Ruhan, Hi Rex, Hello Nicole, Rini, is everything fine? 

Official Letter: Dear Sir or Madam , Sir or Madam ( If you don't know who are you writing to; use only sir or madam)
Do not write: My dear Sir, My dear Madam, Dear Mr Alex, Mrs Cathy, Sir Rex.

Business Letter: Dear Sir or Madam , Sir or Madam. ( If you don't know who are you writing to; use only sir or madam)
Do not write: My dear Sir, My dear Madam, Dear Mr Alex, Mrs Cathy.

Describing the Purpose:

Proposed Starting:
I am writing this letter to you ......  
I am writing to you.....

Example: 
1) I am writing you to inform the problem with the library of our University...  
2) I am writing to you for informing you about the problem with our new debate team....

Describing the Purpose with Reference:

Proposed Starting:
In response to your letter/ invitation/proposal/ complaint/ advertisement/ written claim ......  
In reply to your letter /invitation/ proposal/ complaint/ advertisement/ written claim ......   
With the reference of your letter/invitation/proposal/ complaint/ advertisement/written claim ......   

Example: 
1) I am writing you in response to your invitation.......... 
2) With the reference of your proposal..........

Situation:

Apology: 
I am very sorry but..........
I am terribly sorry, but..........
I must apologize about..........

Complaint:  
I feel something should be done about..........
I must complain about..........
I can not resist myself to inform you that..........
I am very much unhappy with..........
I want you to know that..........

Request:  
Could you please..........
Could you possibly..........
I would be great full if you..........
I would highly glad if you..........
Would it be possible to..........
I wonder if you could..........
Would you be kind enough to..........
would you mind doing..........  

Suggestion: 
Perhaps we could...........  
Perhaps you can............ 
I would like to suggest that...........
May I suggest that............ 
Could you please...........    
I would highly appreciate if you........... 

Providing Information: 
I would like to inform you that...........  
Perhaps you should be informed that............ 
I guess you would glad to know that...........
Please be informed that............ 
For your kind notification...........    
I should let you know that........... 

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+2 # Dulanjana 2016-04-28 09:49
Worth valuable phrases to earn more marks.
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+6 # Thnx for tips 2015-03-16 10:25
Thnx for tips
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