A Letter of Inquiry
Foreign Language Department,
Xi'An 710049, P.R. China
University of Birmingham
I am a Chinese teacher and I am teaching English in the English department of Xi'An Jiaotong University. In the coming October, I will go to your university to further my studies in the English department.
I have learnt from the magazine of Birmingham University published by the guild of students that I must apply for my accommodation in advance. Since I am coming alone, I prefer a room in a flat on the campus. I'd like to share the flat with five students from different countries so that I can gain more cultural background knowledge.
I am just writing to ask a favour of you. If not possible, what kind of accommodation could you offer me?
Your kind help would be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to your early reply.
guild of students 学生会
in advance 预先
ask a favour of you 请你帮忙
appreciate v. 感激