You are starting a new business and need to build a website. You have a friend who works for an IT company who you want to help you. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter • describe your new business • ask your friend to help you build the website • say how you will thank your friend for his/her help.

Dear John, Good day, I hope you're fine and still have a healthy life. I'm writing to inform you that I'm planning to start a business 2 months from now. It's been my dream to have one, and
, after so many years of saving my money, I can have my own enterprise. I'm thinking of entering the animal production business. Did I tell you before that we have farms full of animals like
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chickens, pigs, goats and cattle? Since we have products available we just need a building to sell them. As far as I remember you've been working as an IT in a company right? Can I ask you a favour in helping me create a website where I can post
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my products? In that way, I won't have to use physical materials in marketing my business and merchandise. You
mentioned before that you're thinking of having a solo career. If you assist me with my problem, I can refer you to my friends for your skills. That will give you a good start if you want to go solo in the future I hope you'll consider my request to you. Best regards, Anne
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Structure your letter

A letter needs to be written using a proper format, including the following:

  • A greeting (Dear sir/madam, Dear John, Dear Mr. Smith)
  • The main body (consisting of paragraphs for each part of the letter)
  • A closing (Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Best wishes, Kind regards, Love)

When writing a letter as part of the IELTS General Training Writing Task 1, it is important to include the bullet points presented to you in the question.

All three bullet points need to be presented. And remember that some bullet points contain more than one element. So, make sure to watch for ‘and’ and plurals.

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