IELTS Letter About The Book That Influenced Me The Most

A magazine wants to include contributions from its readers for an article called ‘The book that influenced me most’. Write a letter to the editor of the magazine about the book that influenced you most. In your letter describe • what the book was about explain • how this book influenced you • say whether this book would be likely to influence other people

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir or Madam

I recently read / saw your post inviting readers to submit an article about the book that influenced them the most; hence, I am writing this letter.

The book that influenced me the most is Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky. It is the story of a father and his four sons – three legitimate and one illegitimate. It is a huge book with impressive characters and a philosophical undertone.

I read this book while I was at college and I read it again after several years. What impressed me the most was that on both occasions, the novel provided altogether different reading experiences. When I read it as a teenager, I couldn’t fully gauge the depth of its plot. I was really impressed with the way it unravels the mysteries of human mind.

Dostoevsky has always been my favourite writer because his novels reflect on themes like the purpose of life and death. I also admire the finesse with which he builds his characters. I am sure everyone who appreciates such complex plots with deeper meanings will enjoy this book. However, I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who reads just to kill their time.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to contribute to your esteemed weekly column.

Yours sincerely

Manav Mehta

Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample 2

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to make my contribution to your column ‘The Book That Influenced Me The Most’. It is Rich Dad and Poor Dad. This book is about a boy and two dads. One is his real dad who is poor and the other is his friend’s dad who is rich.

This book taught me various important life lessons. I got to know about the importance of financial literacy and financial independence. Apart from that I got to know about building wealth through investing in real estates, assets and so on.

There are numerous people who have changed their lives after reading this book and I believe that many youngsters and new comers will learn various things from this book.

I Hope you like my story and include it in your article for the upcoming edition.

Yours faithfully,

Vikas Dhanda

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