Sample Letters

Letter 20 - Letter to the Manager of an Insurance Company

On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item. Fortunately you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost.

Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter

•             Describe the item you lost

•             Explain how you lost it

•             Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to your insurance company, to bring into notice that I lost my precious watch on my trip to Singapore.

It was a golden Rolex watch worth 200 dollars. The model number of watch is M2K53A.

I was wearing the watch on the morning of 1st August. I went to market with my wife and after some hours, my wife noticed that watch was missing from my wrist. I tried to look around for the watch and also went back to the places that I visited since morning but in vain.

I would like your company to give the value of the watch or give me assurance to reimburse if I buy a similar watch myself. You can also suggest if there are any other possible ways to compensate, as per the policy.

Please let me know if any other details are required. I expect to hear from you soonest.

Yours Sincerely,

Rahul Dhawan

Letter 19 - Letter of Inquiry

You would like to participate in a work-related seminar in another country.

Task: Write a letter to the person in charge of the seminar and ask for detailed information regarding the dates, program, accommodation and cost.


Dear Sir/Madam


I am writing to you to seek additional information in relation to the project management seminar that your company is going to conduct this year.


Since I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback about your last year’s seminars from some of my colleagues who have attended it, I would very much like to participate in this year's seminar. To materialize my intention, I would like you to please provide me details about the following:


- Dates on which the seminar is being conducted.

- A detailed agenda.

- Options for accommodation.

- The cost of the seminar with and without accommodation.


Once I am supplied with the requested information, I will be able to assess if it is feasible for me to attend the seminar. I would be eagerly waiting for your response and I hope you have a good package to offer me. Thank you.


Yours Faithfully,


Letter 18 - Letter About a Missing Task Statement

Task statement is missing.


Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is John Smith. I am writing with regard to the part-time job that I am going to apply for.

I am currently a fourth-year university student, majoring in civil engineering. I have been awarded for the top international student twice, which means that I excel at my academics.

However, I would like to take a part-time job in other fields, to enrich both of my work and life experience. It would be ideal if you can provide me with such job opportunities as sales assistants or waiters. Not only can these jobs improve my communication skills, but they are also able to offer me great interpersonal networks.

I have experience of working as a tutor, helping students who have troubles dealing with math assignments and engineering analysis. I know that this kind of work experience is not very relevant to the part-time job that I would like to take, but I believe my hard-working attitude and willingness to learn will meet the needs of most employers.

I hope you can take this application into serious consideration, and I look forward to receiving your response.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith