Letter writing is an essential skill. Despite the prevalence of emails and text messages, everyone has to write letters at some point. Letters of complaint, job applications, thank you letters, letters requesting changes or – making suggestions – the list goes on and on. Encouraging children to write letters from an early age will improve their communication, social and handwriting skills, and teach them what they need to know about writing and structuring letters.
This grammar section explains English Grammar in a clear and simple way. There are example sentences to show how the language is used.
Children are expected to learn how to write letters, notes and messages. They have to be aware of different styles of writing, the use of formal and informal letters, and to select style and vocabulary appropriate to the intended reader.
There are two types of letter:
- Formal letters
- Informal letters
Formal Letter Writing Topics for Class 7 Format, Samples Formal letters
- Written only for official purposes
- Written to The Editor, The Principal, The Municipal Commissioner, The Secretory of a Society, The Mayor etc.
- Should be brief and precise.
- Formal tone and polite expression.
- Preferably left side of the page.
These are sometimes known as business letters. They are written in a strictly formal style. Such letters are always written on an A4 (8″ x 11″ sheet of paper. They can be folded three times so that the address to which the letter is being sent can appear in the window of a business envelope. The layout is always the same.
- The senders address is put at the top right hand side
- Include telephone number and email if available
- The address of the person receiving the letter goes on the left hand side below the sender’s address
- The date
- Greeting – Dear Sir or Madam. You can use the titles Miss, Mrs. or Mr. if you know the name of the person to whom you are writing
- The message
- Complimentary close – Yours faithfully or Yours sincerely
- Write name in block letters (this is to ensure that the person receiving the letter knows exactly who has sent it.
- Signatures may not be very clear).
Layout for a formal letter
|Sender’s address and another contact
|Recipient’s address Reference number if available|
|Dear ………. (If name is unknown use Sir/Madam)|
|Sum up your main point and state that you look forward to a response to your letter/query/complaint etc if appropriate.
Thank you, in advance for taking time to respond to my
|Yours faithfully – (if the greeting is to Sir/Madam)
Yours sincerely – (if the name is given)
Formal Letter Writing Topics Solved Examples for Class 7 CBSE
Formal Letters (Official)
Write an application to the Principal of your school for increasing library facilities.
Rosedales Public School
28 May, 20XX
Subject: Request for increasing library facilities.
On the behalf of students of the school, I would like to inform you that there is a library in our school but the condition of it is very bad. Books, chairs, benches, electric fans and daily newspapers are not adequate for the students. Certainly, these facilities will standardize our school more. Therefore we are requesting you to look after our issue and hope that you would be kind enough to in crease these facilities and oblige thereby.
Write an application to the Principal of your school to request him to open a Computer Club in your school.
Rose wood Public School
17 June 20XX
Subject: Request for computer club
We the students of your school would like to inform you that our school is one of the best school in the district but it is a matter of great regret that there is no computer club in our school. Because of not having this facility, our school is lagging behind. We are badly in need of this facility in order to keep pace with the present world. Undoubtedly, the present age is very competitive, communicative and progressive. Time has come for us to prove our talent and so, we need the facility. We are hoping that you would be really kind enough to consider our problem and solve it as soon as possible.
Rahul (Head boy)
Write an application to Principal of your college for a seat accommodation in the hostel.
12 November, 20XX
Subject : Request for a seat accommodation in the school hostel.
With due respect, I would like to state that I am a student of class VII and I read in Science Group. My father is a government employee who has recently been transferred From Udaypur to Delhi and I have no relative here. My family is about to leave for Udaypur. Now I am badly in need of a seat in the hostel. I, therefore, request and hope that you would be kind enough to arrange a seat for me soon and oblige thereby.
Md Nasir Hossain
Write an application to the Mayor of the municipality of your town asking him to provide street lights in your locality.
The Mayor South Delhi M. Corporation
2 November, 20XX
Subject: Request for street lights.
We, the inhabitants of Mahipalpur inform you that most of the streets of our locality are without street lights. As the streets remain dark, many crimes take place here. People are afraid of going anywhere at night. So, we want to get rid of this problem. We, therefore, request and hope that you would be kind enough to provide street lights and oblige thereby.
Write an application to the principal of your school for fee concession.
Vasant Kunj Delhi
2 March, 20XX
Most respectfully I would like to inform you that I am a student of class VII in your college. The financial condition of my family is very bad. My father’s monthly income is Rs 9000/–. He has to support a family of six members. He is not in a position to pay my fees. But I have a keen desire to get my education as I am brilliant student. Kindly grant me full fee concession and oblige.
Roll. No. 31
Write an application to the principal for arranging extra classes in and maths.
Arya Balika school
16 August, 20XX
Subject: Arrangement of extra classes
I am a student of your school and the reason why I am writing this application is that our courses of Maths and are not covered and the exams are in the next 2 weeks. As there were other activities going on in school secondly the subject teachers were also not regular in their periods. I request you to arrange extra classes for the respective courses so that we can complete the course before exams.
Write an application to your headmaster for permission to arrange a friendly cricket match.
X high school, Dhaka.
2 May, 20XX
Subject: Prayer for permission for a friendly cricket match.
I, on behalf of the students of your school, would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that our JDC test examination is over and so we are willing to play a friendly cricket match with the students of Class 7 of our neighboring K.D high school. We have already finished many activities for the cricket match. Our game teacher has consented to guide us and extend his help. But all will be vain without your permission. We therefore are requesting you to give us your permission for the match and obliged thereby.
The students of class 7
The students of your school suffer much from excessive heat. Now write an application to the headmaster for hanging some electric fans in the classroom.
Ahlcon Public School Barakhamba Road
20 July, 20XX
Subject: Request for hanging some electric fans in the classroom.
We, the students of your school, would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that our school is housed in the tin shedded building. The classrooms are not spacious. But there are many students in every class. During the summer the rooms become very hot and suffocating. There is no electric fan in any of the rooms. So, it is almost impossible to attend classes during the summer season. Only hanging a few electric fans in the classroom can relieve the students from this inconvenience. So, we are requesting you arrangement to hang a few electric fans for each classroom.
Your most obedient student
Fatima Class VII
Write an application to the principal of your college requesting him/her not to allow any student or teacher to use the ‘cell phone in the classroom or in the examination hall.
Holy Angel’s Sr. Sec. school Ajmeri Gate,
11 April, 20XX
Subject: Application for the prohibition of the cell phone in the classroom and in the examination hall.
With due respect, I would like to inform you that the students, as well as the teachers, very often use their cell phone in the classroom and even in the examination hall. It literally disturbs the smooth learning environment to a great extent. The use of cell phone in the classroom and in the examination hall must be stopped.
Roll no 3, Class 7th
Write an application to the Manager, requesting him to open a new saving account for scholarship.
B– 168 Vivek Vihar
16th December 20XX
The Account Manager
State Bank of India
Sub: Request for Opening a New Saving Account for scholarship
This is to inform you that I Sunil Kumar is interested in opening a new saving account in your bank. I am a student Ramagya Model School, Vivek Vihar. I am enclosing the required documents and photographs as per your verification. I would appreciate if you do the needful to initiate the process as soon as possible.
- Voter ID card
- A completed application form
- A copy of address proof
Formal Letter Writing Topics Practice Examples for Class 7 CBSE
Formal Letters (Official)
- Application to the principal for sick leave
- Write an application to the principal to arrange a school picnic.
- Write an application to the principal of your school for arranging extra classes in Science and Maths
- Application to the principal for leave to attend sister’s wedding.
You are Deepshikha Arora. You have passed out of DAV Public School. Write an application to your Principal, requesting him to issue you a character certificate as you need one for university admissions.
- You are Srishti Gupta, a student of Bright star public school. You have been promoted to class 9th with Hindi as an optional subject. But you would like to opt for Sanskrit. Write an application to the principal requesting her to change your section having Sanskrit as the optional subjects.