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 apprecia