FCE exam writing part 2 Formal letter- asking for info – polite questions

FCE exam- Writing Part 2 Formal letter

Part 2 

You must answer this question.

You would like to learn Russian and you see this advert in a newspaper. You would like to know more. Read the ad and the notes you have made. Write a letter to the school asking for more information.

* task taken from FCE English Expert coursebook 


Sample letter:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My name is Emily and I have recently become interested in learning Russian as my fiancee and I are planning to relocate to Moscow hence the reason I am writing to you as the announcement in the local newspaper about the language course you provide seems like the perfect solution. Nevertheless, prior to the enrollment there are few questions I was hoping you could assist me with.

Firstly, as I have not had any experience with the language I was wondering whether you could provide class for total beginners. If so, I was wondering whether you could tell me how big the groups are, is it more likely to be a class of dozen or half a dozen students. In addition, I was hoping you could supply more details about the exact time of lessons as well as the total number of hours of the fortnight course which I’m planning to enroll this summer.

Also, would you mind sending the bank details and the final fee of the fortnight course.  Moreover, I know that your language school includes the home-stay accommodation, I was wondering how far from the school the house would be.

I hope the letter finds you well and thank you in advance for your reply.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Kruszewska