CBSE Class 7 English Writing Skills Letter Writing
I. INFORMAL LETTERS
Write a letter to your uncle thanking him for the birthday present he had sent for you.
260, 5 Block
New Delhi 16
Thanks a lot for the lovely present you sent me on my birthday. When I opened the parcel containing your present, I was thrilled. The beautiful wrist watch you sent me was urgently needed by me. All of my friends have liked it very much. Its golden chain is really veiy attractive. As usual, you did not forget my birthday. I am really grateful to you for your care and affection.
With utmost love and regards to you and aunty, and a lot of thanks.
Write a letter to your mother about your daily routine.
Vivekanand Model School
7th May 20*x
Thank you very much for your loving letter. You have asked me to write about my daily routine.
I get up at 5 in the morning. I go out for a walk and jogging. Then I return to the hostel by 6 a.m. I have my breakfast at 7 a.m. I go to school. Our classes start at 8 a.m. There is a short break for refreshment at 10.30. Classes end at 2 p.m. Then I return to my room and have lunch. After that I take rest for one hour. Thereafter, I study for two hours. I drink milk and have light refreshment at 5 p.m. We play games in the vast school ground. Then I do my home work. We have dinner at 9 p.m. At about 10.30 I go to bed. I am O.K. here. So don’t worry about me Please convey my regards to Papa and love to Neeraj. I miss you all.
Your affectionate son
Write a letter to your younger brother who has grown very weak. Suggest ways how he can improve his health.
25/34, Punjabi Bagh
5 December 20 xx
I am glad to know that Mohan uncle met you recently in your boarding school hostel. He has phoned Papa to tell him that you have lost weight and you look weak. It is good that you are an exceptionally brilliant student. But at the same time you should take care of your health also. To have a sound mind, a sound body is equally essential.
So take healthy and rich diet. Get up early in the morning. Go for a long walk. You should also start playing some game. Team spirit, discipline and physical fitness are the key to success in life.
I hope next time when you come home, you look healthier, fit and fine.
With lots of love and affection,
Recently your exams were conducted. Write a letter to your father telling him how you have fared in your examination. You are Ramneek / Rama of Hostel No. 1, St. Kabir Public School, Panipat.
Hostel No. 1
St. Kabir Public School Panipat
28th March 20xx
Hope you are well with mummy and Nisha.
In my previous letter I wrote to you about my preparation for the exams. I am pleased to inform you that my exams got over today. The question papers were a bit difficult. However, I have cross checked them with my teachers. They say that I have done all the papers quite well. So, I hope to secure good marks.
Now I look forward to returning home soon.
Please convey my regards to mummy and love to Nisha.
Write a letter to your elder sister on her birthday. She is away from home preparing for medical entrance exam.
340, Sector 10
16th July 20xx
Please accept my heartiest congratulations on the occasion of your coming birth¬day. This is for the first time that you won’t be with us on your birthday. However, I sincerely wish that you get admission in some good medical college. I know-how hard you have been working for it.
Well, Didi, how do you plan to celebrate your birthday? I wish I were with you. I have bought a small present for you. I hope you will like it.
With lots of best wishes and congratulations.
Write a letter to your friend, describing the Annual Prize-giving Function of your school.
16 February 20 xx
My dear Ramesh
The Annual Prize-giving Function in our school was held at 4 p.m. yesterday. The District Education Officer presided over it as the chief guest. It was a highly colourful and interesting function.
Long before the Chief Guest arrived, the school hall was packed with guests and students. All stood up as a mark of respect to the Chief Guest. Our Principal then read out the annual report of school activities. Thereafter, the prizes were given away. I got a set of books as academic prize. Then started the cultural programme.
The chief guest delivered his speech. He advised us to do our best in life. Our Vice-Principal thanked the Chief Guest and the guardians. After the national anthem, the function came to an end. We enjoyed the function very much.
With regards and love
Write a letter to your father requesting him to buy you a cycle.
70, Shastri Nagar
25th April 20xx
You will be glad to know that I have secured 86 per cent marks in class V. Let me remind you of your promise that if I score good marks, you will get me a bicycle. Now the time has come. So, please do let me have a cycle in this summer vacation. It will save my precious time. I want to devote more and more time to my studies.
I look forward eagerly. I am very keen to have my very first bicycle.
Write a letter to M/s Best Publishers, 2507, Nai Sarak, Delhi-110006, returning the wrong books supplied by them and asking them to supply you the right ones. You are Amrit/Amrita of205, Peepal Wali Gali, Main Road, Meerut Cantonment.
205, Peepal Wali
Gali Main Road
M/s Best Publishers 2507,
Nai Sarak Delhi- 110006
25th October 20xx
Subject: Supply of the wrong textbooks
Yesterday evening I received your books parcel sent to me by V.P.P. However, on opening the parcel I found that you have sent me the wrong books. The books are not the ones I had ordered vide my letter dated 11th October.
Therefore, I am returning them to you for replacement. I request you to send me the correct books at your earliest.
Write a letter to your father requesting him to engage a tutor for you.
St. Kabir Public School Panipat
16th June 20xx
I hope this letter finds you and mother in best of health and cheer.
Papa, I have just received the reportcard of the first term tests. I have not secured well in mathematics and science. In other subjects I have fared very well. My poor score in maths and science are worrying me.
Therefore, I request you to engage a tutor for me in these subjects only. I would suggest Mr. Khanna’s name for guidance. He is an excellent teacher of our school. He charges Rs. 500 as tuition fee.
I hope you will agree to my urgent need.
Your dad has shifted Pune to join his new job. You are the only male member in the house to look after your sister and mother. Write a letter to your dad giving him home-news.
January 8, 20xx
It is hardly a week since you left us. We miss you so much. I feel like an orphan, confused and weary. Anyway you needn’t worry. Ill soon recover and become normal.
Mom is much better now after her attack of flu. She had engaged a domestic help, a girl to do odd jobs. Sonia sometimes feels low and alone. But it is only a passing phase. I am going to school regularly and doing home work without fail. We have the house tax and electricity bill on time. All is well and hope that you too are in best of health and spirits.
Write to us every week and don’t worry about us.
A. Letters to School Authority
Write an application to your Principal requesting him to grant leave. Also mention reason/reasons. You are Kamal/Kamala.
Model High School
18 July 20xx
My mother is suffering from high fever. There is no one to look after her. My father is out of station. The doctor has advised her complete bed rest for three days. I will have to be with her. So I cannot attend the classes because there is no way out.
Therefore, I request you to kindly grant me leave for three days i.e., from 19th July to 21st July. I shall be greatly obliged to you for this.
Roll No. 25
Write an application to the Headmaster of your school to remit your fine. You are a student of Vivekananda Public School, Greater Noida and your name is Vimal/Vimla.
Vivekananda Pubic School
7th October 20xx Madam
I am a student of class VI of your school. I have been fined fifty rupees by my science teacher. He gave us a test day before yesterday. My mother was ill on that day. Nobody was at home. So, I had to stay at home to look after her. That is why I missed the test. Otherwise I am very punctual and regular.
But my respected teacher has fined me fifty rupees for not taking the test. Sir, I am too poor to pay the fine. Therefore, I request your to kindly reconsider my case and remit the fine. I shall be highly obliged to you for this act of kindness.
Roll No. 34
You are Nirmal/Nirmala, a student of Government High School, Gurgaon. Write an application to the Principal of your school, requesting him to allow you full fee concession.
Government High School
14 April 20xx
Most humbly I beg to say that I have applied for full fee concession. I am a student of class VI. My father is a clerk in a private firm. His salary is too meagre to support a family of five. Two of my sisters Eire also studying in school. I am not in a position to pay my monthly fees. This is for your kind information that I have been a good student throughout. I am also in the school hockey team. Therefore, I request you to kindly consider my case and grant me full fee concession. Then alone I will be able to continue my studies.
I assure you that I will give you good results. I want to study so please support me.
Roll No. 52
Write an application to the Principal of your school to allow you to change your section.
D.A.V. Public School
16 April 20 x x
I am a new student of VI standard of your school. My father has recently been transferred to this place, I have been allotted section D. The students of this section are all good but I have some personal problem for which I want to get my section changed. Two of my neighbours are in section B. They help me in a variety of ways. As I am new to this school and place, I need their help at every step. Here in section D I have to face so many difficulites. Therefore,I request you to kindly consider my case and do the favour. I also feel lonely and unsafe.
I shall be grateful if you change my section from to section 13’.
Roll No. 20
Write an application to your principal requesting him to grant you leave for ten days as you have to attend your brother’s marriage.
D.A.V Public School Pitampura
15 May 20**
Most humbly I beg to say that my brother’s marriage ceremony will be performed on 22nd May, 20** at my native village. All my family members will have to reach there a week before to make proper arrangement. As 111 have to accompany them, I would like to request you to grant me leave for at least ten days for the purpose. My leave will start from 16 May and will extend upto 25 May.
I shall be highly obliged to you for this.
Roll No. 3
You are Ruchi/Arpit. You have lost your library card. Write a letter to the librarian to issue you a duplicate card.
Delhi 10th August, 20xx
Sub : Request for a duplicate Library card.
With due respect I wish to inform you that I have lost my library card. The no. of the card is VP-100/xx. it came to my notice only yesterday, when I reached home after school and did not find it in my bag. I searched the bag thoroughly but could not find it. Perhaps I lost it somewhere. I am very sorry.
I, therefore, request you to please issue me a duplicate library card. Also please ensure that no book is issued On that card in future. I shall remain obliged to you for this act of kindness.
Yours sincerely Ruchi
Roll No. 11
B. Complaint Letters
You are Suman, living at 152-B, New Colony* Gurgaon. Write a letter to the Post Master of your locality* complaining that you have not received so far the gift parcel sent to you by your friend from the U.K.
15 th March, 20xx
The Post Master New Colony Post Office Gurgaon
Sub: Delay in the delivery of gift parcel.
I wish to bring to your notice that I have not so far received the gift parcel sent by my friend in the U.K. Over a month has passed from the date of despatch. No body gives me the correct position. Either the parcel has been lost in transit or not reached me due to the negligence of the postal department.
Kindly look into the matter personally and ease my tension.
Yours sincerely Suman
Write a letter to the Chairman of the Municipal Board regarding insanitary conditions of the locality you live in.
11, Station Road
14th May, 20xx
The Chairman Municipal Board Meerut
Sub: Regarding insanitary conditions of the locality Sir
I wish to draw your kind attention towards the insanitary conditions that have prevailed in my locality i.e., Chitragupta colony. The light is generally off. Some fruit sellers throw the rubbish material on the road. As a result, the road looks dirty. Flies fly over the rubbish all the time. One can find pigs and astray dogs move freely around the rubbish. The entire environment has become suffocative. We students, suffer a lot because mosquitoes trouble us at night when we are studying or doing homework.
I therefore, request you to kindly pay attention to my locality and do the needful.
You are Nupur, a resident of Rajeev Nagar, Meerut. Write a letter to the Station House Officer, with a copy to the Deputy Commissioner complaining about the incidents of chain snatching in your locality.
Pranami Bhawan ‘
4th May, 20xx
Friends Colony Police Station Meerut
Sub: Rising rate of lawlessness in the colony Sir
Permit me to bring to your notice that our colony is fast turning into a den of anti¬social elements. Incidents of thefts and chain snatching have become a common failure in our locality. Boys, drug addicts and drunkards from the side nearby hang about after drunk. Girls and women feel highly insecure on the road. In spite of our repeated complaints, no effective action has been taken so far to round up the trouble makers.
I, therefore, request you on behalf of the colony residents to take immediate action and give us relief and a sense of security.
You are Rishi Kant, living at 101, Shreya Bhawan, Kanpur. Write a letter to M/S HMT Corporation, Kanpur complaining that the wrist watch you lately bought from them does not keep good time.
8th August, 20x x
M/S HMT Corporation,
Sub: Complain regarding the irregular timing of the new wrist watch Sir
This is for your kind information that I bought an HMT wrist watch from M/S Sudarshan watch company, Kanpur, on June 10, 20xx. It had been a one year guarantee. I regret to tell you that it is not working well. The cash memo and guarantee cards are with me. I request you to please replace the wrist watch and oblige.
You are Sugandha, living at 102, Patliputra colony, Patna. Write a letter to the Chief engineer, Bihar State Electricity Board complaining against the frequent break down of electricity in your colony.
Patliputra Colony Patna
15th July, 20xx
The Chief Engineer Bihar State Electricity Board Patna
Sub: Complain about the frequent break down of electricity.
I would like to draw your attention to the intermittent failures of electricity supply in Patliputra colony which is an old posh area of Patna. Electric break-downs paralyse the activities of the residents of this colony. It becomes very difficult for we, the students, to study for our examinations.
I, therefore, request you on behalf of the students of this colony to remove this problem without any delay. Please direct your staff in this regard.
C. Letters to the Editor
A hobby is a leisure time activity for pleasure. Do you think it should be made part of school curriculum? Express your considered opinion in a letter to the editor of a national daily.
The Hindustan Times
Feb, 10, 20xx
Sub. : Hobby as a part of education.
A hobby is altogether different from occupation. It is taken up not for profit but for pleasure. It shows one’s hidden talent. The kind of hobby varies from person to person. The common hobbies are gardening, photography and stamp collecting.
In my opinion every student should be encouraged to pursue one or the other hobby. It can be reading and writing also. The youngsters will enjoy doing the activity of their choice and getting recognition.
But making hobby a compulsory subject is neither practiable nor in the interest of students. The students are already over loaded with their studies. Singing, paint¬ing and acting should be optional, not a vital part of school life.
Railway Road, Ambala.
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the worsening law and order situation in your town.
The Times of India (Gurgaon Edition)
New Delhi January 10, 20xx
Sub. : Rising crime rate in Gurgaon Sir
Gurgaon is a fast expanding town in the National Capital region. It has big hotels, Malls and high rising buildings. The countless multinational offices here employ thousands of workers. The population is increasing which includes migrants from several areas. As those migrants dream for a better life, they need money which they can’t get from their petty jobs.
As a result, criminal activities are on rise. Incidents like chain snatching, robbery, house breaking occur almost everyday.
The police force is inactive or corrupt. So the people are feeling unsafe. The state must take some strict measures to restore law and order situation.
Senior citizens constitute a big chunk of our population. They are our guides, guardians and mentors. But are we doing something to keep thorn well-fed and secure? Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing how you feel about the security of Senior citizens.
Indian Express New Delhi
Sub. : Security of Senior Citizens Dear Sir
Persons above the age of 65 are considered senior citizens. Our grandparents come in this category. They are aged, physically too weak to defend themselves. In metro cities most such couples live alone in flats. Their children are married and settled abroad. The aged couple take in domestic helps to do all odd jobs. But for several hours at noon and midnight they have to live alone in the house. They are an easy prey for the robbers who kill them and loot them.
The senior citizens get no security from the police as well as neighbours. Many cases of murders of aged couples are reported in the newspapers. In the evening of life their sons also leave them alone. Who, after all, will ensure their safety except the state and the police? We all owe our life and upbringing to our parents and grandparents. Is it not our moral duty to protect and provide security for them?
The senior citizens also have to be on their guard. They should not engage servants and maids without their address mid photographs.
You are Arpita, living at F-14 Chitra Road, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Editor of a leading newspaper about the need to control the air pollution in the capital.
22nd April, 20xx
The Hindustan Times New Delhi
Sub : Need for checking air pollution Sir
Through the columns of your esteemed paper, I want to draw the attention of the concerned authorities about the need for checking the ever-increasing air pollution in the capital. The number of vehicles are increasing everyday. They emit smoke which pollutes the air. Power plants and factories also discharge smoke, containing dust particles, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide. It is high time to control air pollution. Otherwise it will be difficult for the people of the country’s capital to survive. Necessary action should be taken by the concerned authorities in time.
You are Shobhit, a resident of Preet Vihar, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Editor of a leading newspaper telling him about nuisance of loudspeakers in your area.
12th May, 20xx
The Times of India
New Delhi .
Sub: About nuisance of loudspeakers.
Through your esteemed newspaper I wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the growing nuisance created by loudspeakers in our locality. People organise jagrans for the whole night. They don’t care for concerns of the students, heart patients, old people residing in the locality. The high volume of the loudspeakers disturb them. In marriage the high volume music is always irritating. Today, even temples, gurudwaras, mosques are no longer a place of peace. The prayers are read over loudspeakers. People living in the surrounding areas feel disturbed. It should be checked with strict rules. These activities can be done at low pitch. There should be limitation of time period.
I hope you will highlight my points strongly.