In this video, you are going to learn how to write a semi-formal letter that you’ll find in IELTS General Writing Task 1 questions.

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35 thoughts on “IELTS General Writing Task 1 – Semi-formal letters”
  1. some channels do not separate the first paragraph (starts with I am writing.. ) and the second one (starts with November ..) they prefered writing together
    Is it available though?

  2. Dear Mr. Franklin,

    I am writing to you regarding the valuable course that I am currently taking with you. I am afraid I cannot continue anymore.

    As you know, I am a physician with a full-time job at one of the largest hospitals in the city. My work starts at 7:30 am and finishes at 4:30 pm, with a huge workload. In addition, I am a wife and a mother of a one-year-old daughter who needs a lot of attention and care. To make it worse, my housemaid has left for an urgent situation.

    Although I am highly enjoying the course especially your way of teaching, I find it too much overwhelming to work, taking care of my family, and attending the sessions at the same time, which may reduce the benefit I am expecting from this course.

    To get the maximum efficacy of the course, I would prefer to postpone taking it to the next September. By that time, I definitely will be having a babysitter and I will be more clear-minded.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and continuous assistance.

    Best regards,


  3. This is by far the best letter-writing explaination video I've seen on Youtube. It was easy to understand and the method explained was easy to apply as well. Thanks a million!

  4. I'm hugely benefitted by watching the videos on this channel.. It's one of the most greatest educative channels I have ever watched !

    Salute to the Chanel and those who are involved !

  5. Dear Ms. Franklin,

    I am writing to you regarding the Computer Science program that I am currently enrolled in. Unfortunately, I can not continue anymore.

    At the moment, I am preparing for my Information Technology certification exams that are necessary to aid my promotion at my workplace. To pass these exams, I need to prepare for at least six hours each day for the next six months leaving me with no time for any other activity after I return from work. During the weekends, I would have to be involved in Zoom meeting sessions with my study group to work on our capstone projects.

    Even though, I very much hate to withdraw from this Course, I cannot continue the Computer Science Tutorials because I would need ample time to focus on finishing assignments and practicals that are requirements to passing the upcoming exams.

    In the meantime, I would love to defer my Computer science admission to next year May intake, which is about seven months from now, when I would have rounded off my exams.

    Yours Sincerely,

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