Semi-formal - Making a Suggestion
You exercise regularly and have been a member of many different gyms. Recently, you moved into a new neighborhood and joined a new gym. You have noticed that people at this gym do not bother to wipe down the machines after use and often leave dirty towels on the benches in the change rooms. Write to Mr. Koto, the manager. In your letter:
- explain who you are
- describe the problem exactly
- make suggestions to improve the gym
Begin your letter as follows: Dear Mr. Koto,
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Dear Mr. Jackson,
I am writing to you in connection with some problems which I have got in your gym as a member.
My name is Markiyan Tkhir and I started to visit your great gym several months ago. First of all, I want to emphasize that it is totally noticeable that you do your work in the best way as the place is well organized and I have all possible machines to train my body in different ways.
Nevertheless, I have faced one trouble that irritates me. The point is a lot of visitors do not clean the tools after them. I have no idea why they behave in such a way but, from my point of view, it is related to the cultural aspect which is not developed here.
It is important to mention that I was a participant of many gyms and even in less professional gyms than yours we do not have this problem. Consequently, I believe that we have all the needed opportunities to develop the right mindset where all people will clean after themselves. From my perspective, several quite simple instructions from the administrator before the session starts may increase the level of sports culture significantly.
Thanks for your time and I am looking forward to your reply.
Semi-formal letter: Asking for Permission
You are studying overseas. You need to return to your country before the end of the semester for a family event. Write a letter to your supervisor. In your letter:
- Request time off
- Explain why you need to leave early
- Reassure him/her that your studies will not suffer
Begin your letter as follows: Dear Mr. / Ms._______
Dear Mr. Lee,
I am writing to you in connection with my family event that will be celebrated next month. As you may know, I am from Ukraine which is located in the other half of the world and, in relation to this, I want to ask you about the permission to leave the study process before the week at the end of the semester.
It is important to emphasize that this event is quite valuable not only for me but also for all my huge family, in general. In this way, if I can not be there, I will get some misunderstanding with my relatives that is uncomfortable for me.
From my point of view, I would not get any gaps in my education because, actually, I have got absolutely strong knowledge and high rate in all subjects during this year. Moreover, I am going to miss just one topic and I already considered several ways how I can fix it.
Thank you in advance and I am looking forward to your reply.