IELTS Letter Vocabulary

Polite Expressions

  1. I would like to
  2. I am interested in ... ing
  3. Could I suggest that ...
  4. I would be grateful if ...
  5. Perhaps it would be better if you ...
  6. I would recommend that you...
  7. I would appreciate it if ...
  8. you could consider ... -ing
  9. I was wondering if ...

Opening of Letter

  1. I am writing with regard to/in connection with…
  2. I am writing in the hope that…
  3. It was lovely to see you and your family last month…
  4. I would like to express my concern about…
  5. Apologies for not writing for so long, but I have been really busy ….
  6. I am a resident of … and I would like to draw your attention to ….
  7. It was great to get your postcard… and I’m thrilled to hear you are…
  8. It’s been a long time since we saw each other...

Common Expressions

  1. I was (so) sorry to hear about...
  2. I would (very much) like to know ...
  3. I am sorry that I...
  4. I would be grateful if you could...
  5. I was delighted/glad to hear ...
  6. I am writing to express my concern about...
  7. I'm (extremely) grateful to you for...
  8. I very much appreciate your ... - ing
  9. Unfortunately/Regrettably I ...
  10. Even though I phoned you about...
  11. Please accept my apologies (for ...)
  12. ... was very enjoyable
  13. ... is very disappointing
  14. I regret that ...
  15. Would it be a good idea to...

Closing Lines

  1. Thank you very much for the information.
  2. I am really looking forward to...
  3. I hope that the situation will be resolved soon.
  4. Bye, for now.
  5. See you at the weekend.
  6. Hope to hear from you very soon.
  7. Take care!
  8. I look forward to hearing from you.