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Inviting someone over to spend the holidays.

[address] 7.8.______

Dear Siti,

The holidays are fast approaching and soon you will have a lot of a free time. Your cousins ask whether you would like to come over to spend your holidays with them. They have not seen you for some time now and would be glad to have you with us.

The rambutan tree is laden with fruits which will become ripe just as the holidays begin.

Yours lovingly,

Accepting invite holidays

[address] 118.______

Dear Auntie,

It is wonderful to hear from you. Yes, the holidays are approaching but not fast enough. I still have a couple of papers to sit for before the examinations are over.

I will come and visit you all during the holidays. I have not decided on die date yet but I will give you a ring as soon as the examinations are over.

Please tell my cousins not to finish all the rambutans before I arrive.

Yours lovingly,

(Siti Md )

Welcoming visit

[address] 5/5/19____

Dear James,

Thank you for your letter. We all well here.

Of course it is all right for you to come and visit us. In fact Auntie Jane suggested we invite you over, but you wrote first. Henry will be very happy to see you.

Are you coming by bus or train? Let us know the exact time too so that we can pick you up. Please take extra care of yourself for there will be big crowds at the bus or railway stations during this festive season.

Your lovingly,

(Peter Nadarajan)

Disallowing visit

[address] 5/5/19____

Dear James,

Thank you for your letter. We are all fine here too.

It would not be appropriate for you to come and visit us during the Chinese New Year because we would not be here. We are going up to Penang to visit an old friend of mine and would probably be there for four or five days.

If you could come during the next school holidays it would be better.

Yours lovingly,

(Peter Nadarajan)

Thanking a friend for flowers sent to an invalid.

Dear Danny and Kim,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers you sent me while I was in hospital. They did brighten up the otherwise cheerless and cold hospital room. Even the nurses couldn’t resist smelling them whenever they came in.

I am up and about now and should be back to full health again soon.



Apologizing to a neighbour.

Dear Lim,

I apologize for my dog’s venture into your garden last night. I don’t know how the hole appeared in the fence seperating our gardens, but he managed to get through it and mess up your plants.

I have already repaired the fence so that he will not venture into your garden again.

Please let me know how much it will cost to replace the damaged plants. I will repay you for the damage.

Yours sincerely, Rama

Apologizing to a friend for missing a date.

Dear Johnny,

How was the flight to England? I suppose you are getting adjusted to life over there.

I have to apologize to you for not seeing you off at the airport I had intended to do so but when I woke up that morning it was already 7 a.m. Your flight was due to leave at 730 a.m. I could not have possibly reached the airport before your plane took off. Besides you would have boarded the plane anyway. I will have to get a louder alarm dock.

When you return in a year or so I will meet you at the


Your friend,

Kim Hock

Telling relatives about passing an examination

Dear Grandpa and Grandma,

How are you?

I am writing to tell you some fantastic news. I just passed my SPM examination! What’s more, I obtained 6 distinctions! Fantastic, isn’t it? All those months of hard work really paid oft I am really thrilled.

Soon I will be in the Sixth Form and I hope to do just as well there.

When will you come down to visit us? Please come soon. We love to have you here.

Yours lovingly,


Announcing engagement to a friend

Dear Janet

I’m getting engaged!

You remember my steady, Jimmy? Well, we decided that we should get hitched — sort of. So on Sunday 24th this month, we me to be engaged at hisparent’s house. We plan to marry early next year.

I donYsupposeyou could come just for this small occasion but I do expect you to be present in person when the big one comes next year.1 witt inform you of the exact date later.

Yours lovingly,


Congratulating relative on success.

Dear Jackie,

Congratulations on your outstanding performance. It certainly shows how hard work can lead to success. This will inspire you to do even better in future.

We hope to visit you all in a couple of weeks, that is, if Grandpa can get his old car fixed up by that time.

Till then, all the best



Announcing birth of a baby to relatives.

Dear Auntie,

I am sure you’ll be delighted to know that now I am the proud father of a 7 lb 5 oz. baby boy. He arrived at 3 ajn on Monday morning. Mei Ling is well and happy, after going through the rather painful labour.

We have yet to decide on the baby’s name, but we’ll let you know as soon as things are sorted out Do come over and visit us soon. We are raring to show off the newest member of the family.


Meng Soon

Congratulations on wedding anniversary.

Dear Ismail and Salamiah,

I write to congratulate you on your silver wedding anniver­sary. I wish you many, many more years of wedded bliss.

It seemed like just yesterday when I was at your wedding. Twenty five years flew by so quickly. Now your children are old enough to be married too.

Your friend,


Congratulating relative on birth of a baby.

Dear Meng Soon,


So you are now a father. It must be very exciting for you since this is your first child. Well, this is the first step into disco­vering what it is like to be a father.

I’ll drop over next weekend to visit my newest grand-


Love, Auntie Kim

Writing to a colleague in hospital.

Dev Abu,

I didn’t give it a second thought when I saw your empty desk this morning. So when the boss told us that you were hos­pitalized for acute appendicitis we were all a bit shocked.

The fact that you are reading tins letter means that you’ve had your appendix removed. I have been asked to write you this letter on behalf of all of us at the office. Everyone wishes you a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back again soon. There’s work to be done, you know.



Congratulations on winning an award.

Dear Alan,

I am delighted to learn that you’ve won First Prize in the Young Scientists’ Project Competition that was held recently. So besides being mischievous you are also brainy — a mixture of brains and brawns perhaps.

Congratulations on your fine achievement


Unde Bert

Sending news of relative’s terminal illness.

Dear Auntie,

I find it hard to explain by phone so I am writing to tell you that Ah Keong was taken ill a few days ago. We took him to hospital where the doctors discovered that he has terminal lancer and not expected to live more than a month.

He is very brave and calm about it and I see that he has accepted the fact and the inescapable consequences.

Perhaps you could drop by one of these days. He would love to see you.

Yours lovingly,


Letter of condolence for a recentty widowed woman.

Dear Mrs Kee,

I was shocked to hear of Don’s sudden death. Just last week we had coffee together when he popped by (which was usual) at my office. He was so jovial and happy. I have to admit that he really had a good life, enjoying it as much as he could.

Hus is probably a very trying time of your life but I hope this letter do help to alleviate the unavoidable grief of losing some­one as much loved as Don. However knowing the man he was, he wouldn’t want anyone to grief over him too much, would he?



Offering sympathy after crippling accident

Dear Vince,

Jack told me of your unfortunate accident. These things do happen. I myself had been knocked down before but my injuries were nowhere as serious as yours.

It’s shocking losing a leg. You have my sympathy. But you have the rest of your body intact, which means you carry on living although it means having to change your lifestyle somewhat. Don’t hesitate to call me if you need any assistance. You’ll be all right.



Offering sympathy after miscarriage.

Dear Rani,

I’m sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident. It must be rather dissappointing that it should happen. Still there isn’t much anyone can do about it for such things do happen. We fall down sometimes. We pick ourselves up again.

If you need anything or just an old friend to talk to, please give me a ring anytime.

Your friend,


Reply to letter of sympathy.

Dear Nancy,

Raju took it badly. He really had looked forward to having the baby but it is not to be so. I myself felt quite horrible for a while, but I’m getting over it We shall just have to be patient and see how things turn out in the future.

I’m still recuperating at the moment but should be back to normal in a week or so. I’ll call you next week. Perhaps we could get together for a little chat then? Bye.



Replying to letter of condolence.

Dear Arul,

Thank you for your kind letter. It certainly helped to lessen the grief of losing Don. It is good to know that he was jovial and happy in the last days of his life.


Mrs. Ke

Informing about funeral

Dear Tan,

This will probably be a bit of a shock to you. I have to inform you that John is dead. It happened very suddenly a couple of days ago. We were jogging at the Lake Gardens when he suddenly doubled over, gasped a few breaths and that was it The doctors said it was a heart-attack.

The funeral had just been completed. I was a bit busy making the arrangements as John’s wife was too shocked and grieved to do anything. Everyone is very concerned about her welfare and the kid’s. Perhaps you could drop by one of these days. I’m sure she would be glad to see you.