General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 33 - You would like to buy some electrical goods

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You would like to buy some electrical goods at a shop in a nearby town.

Write a letter to the shop and ask if they have the things you want or whether they will be able to order them. Ask what the prices are and how long they will be able to hold the goods for you.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir,


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir,

I have recently purchased a studio apartment in your town which is in the vicinity to your shop. I’d like to purchase certain electronic equipment for the house. It includes, apart from the ‘popup toaster’, a hand blender, a microwave oven, a big size mixie, a juicer, a dishwasher and a couple of fans along with a dozen tube lights.

In this context, I would like you to appraise me regarding their ready availability (off the shelf) in your shop. In the case of an affirmative response, you may also provide a quote for all the above-mentioned items, at the earliest.

On the contrary, if the items are not in stock, would it be convenient for you to place an order for the entire lot for me? You must also mention discounts, if any, provided by your shop in case of cash purchase.

Sir, as I have plans to drop down in a week following this weekend, which happens to arrive on the day after tomorrow, I’d also humbly request you to inform me the duration till the time you will be able to retain the electronic equipment, as required.

I hope you will be able to provide the electric equipment, as listed here above, at almost the same time of my arrival in your town.

With regards

[ Written by - Neeraj Mehra ]


Model Answer 2:  

Dear Sir,

I am writing to inquire if you have various electrical goods that I want to buy. I have tried shops in my own town but they don‛t have exactly what I want.

I want the new Sony DVD player, a Technics turntable and a radio with long wave capability. Do you have these items in stock or, if not, will you be able to order them soon? I also need to know what price you charge for these items. If you do have these things, would you be able to hold them for me and for how long? I am free this weekend and, if you have them, I can come over on Saturday morning to pay you and pick them up.

Please write back to me as soon as possible at the above address or call me on my mobile number xxxx-xxx-xxx . I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Moore.


Model Answer 3:  

Dear Sir,

I am writing to inquire about whether the new ‘Braun Men’s Trimmer’ is available at your store and if it is not available, whether you will be able to order it from another source?
I live in a small rural centre near your town, and the paucity of good electric stores in my village means that I am unable to find this trimmer here in my village. I would like to express how important it is for me to find this trimmer since my cousin’s wedding is about to take place in the next few weeks, and to groom myself, I need this trimming machine.

I was hoping that either your store will have this machine or you can source it from somewhere else in case you don’t have it. Further, I would like to know how much this device will cost me and for how long will you be able to hold it for me?

Hoping to hear from you soon,

[ Written by - Sameed Qureshi ]


Model Answer 4:  

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter to get some information about few electrical goods.

I need a microwave oven, a toaster, a 42 inch LED and a fully automatic washing machine. I checked in a couple of shops in my town but they do not have these. One of my friends strongly recommended your shop to purchase these appliances.

Kindly let me know if you have these electronic appliances. In case, if you don’t have any or all of these, would it be possible for you to order these electrical goods on my behalf? I would appreciate if you can tell me about different brands of each item along with their prices. Moreover, please tell me after how many days I can collect my goods? I am asking this as I have to go out of town for few days on a business trip and I am thinking of collecting these on my way back.

I would be obliged if you can hold these items in my absence.

Hope to listen from you soon.



[ Written by - Mansoor Afzal ]


Sample Answer 5:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to inquire about the goods I want to purchase from your shop. I am looking for a crystal flower vase with electric light in it, which I saw when I visited your shop last time.  

As the vase was the last piece available and I saw one of your customers was purchasing that, I am writing to confirm that I am very eager to purchase it. I had placed my order in my last visit only with no advance money. I want the vase in blue colour in the light.

It would be fine if you have some other design but it should be made up of crystal and twilight blue colour light.

Please, let me know if the product is available in your shop, or if you would be able to arrange it from somewhere. I am coming to Canberra in the beginning of the next month, and can down to your place if you are able to get the product and retain for some time.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours

[ by - Namrata Jain] 
Sample Answer 6:

Dear Sir,

This is in reference to an enquiry regarding the availability of 7W LED lights and fixtures with a multicolour feature in your store. Your store is situated near to my locality, but as I am out stationed presently, I would like to know the availability of the above-referred lights in your electrical store. If the lights are available kindly reply me with the unit price, available quantity and discounts applicable. Also further in the case of non-availability kindly let me know the prospects of ordering the same for me and making it available.

As I am stationed outside, I need the lights the moment I reach my hometown, as I am renovating the house I need around 120 no’s of lights to be fixed. As you own the nearest electrical store in my hometown, I take this opportunity to seek a quotation from you regarding the availability and cost of the bulbs and fixtures. Further please do reply about the allowable time to withhold the ordered items for me, as I would be seeking delivery of the same when hence I reach the hometown, I request you to let me know the details as appraised.

In addition to the above kindly specify the advance amount to be paid in case of ordering.

Waiting for a prompt reply from your end.

Thanking you.


[ by - Prasadarao Talluri ] 
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