(Model letter) Sri Lanka and Pakistan General Exam, July 2011

(This question taken from IELTS-blog.com.)

You need to read a book that cannot be found in the book shops in your area. Write a letter to a bookshop in another city asking for the book. In your letter:

– describe the book

– explain why you need the book

– and how you would pay for it

Dear Toronto Books and More,

I am writing to you regarding a book I cannot seem to track down here in Ottawa.  The book is entitled ‘The Spoils of War’ and is an account of American economic growth following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The first edition of the book was published in 1999, but a 2002 edition is available under the alternative title ‘After the Curtain’.

I would like to express how important it is that I find this book.  You see, I am currently completing an Economics degree at Ottawa University and have recently been told by my professor that this publication would greatly aid my final term paper.

In the event you have this book, I would be most grateful if you could hold a copy for me.  I already have plans to be in Toronto next week and could pick it up from you in person.

Hoping to hear back from you soon,


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