1. start with a statement of sympathy
2. follow with sentences about mutual experiences or relationship. 范文：
.慰问信 （notes of sympathy on illness, injury and material loss）
1. 慰问病人 (to those who are ill)
june 6, 2005
dear mrs. corbin,
i was so sorry to learn of your illness. you must hurry and get well！everybody in the neighborhood misses you, and we’re all hoping you’ll be back soon. mr. burke joins me in sending best wishes for your speed recovery. sincerely yours,
3. 慰问受伤的人（to those who have been injured）
写给受伤的人的慰问信要尽量简短、中肯。信中不必查问事故是怎么发生的，是谁的过错，或有无见证人；而应表达你听到友人受伤后的难过心情，以及希望他不久就能痊愈等等。 june 16, 2005
i just can’t tell you how sorry i was to learn of your accident. your family tells me that your are progressing nicely, and that you’ll be out of the hospital in about ten days, i’m certainly relieved to know that!
in the next day or so you’ll receive a little package from margaret and me. i hope you like it, and that it will help to pass the time more pleasantly. with every good wish for your swift recovery.
4.慰问蒙受物质损失的人 (to those who have suffered material loss or damage) 人们在蒙受损失时，总希望能得到朋友的安慰。
june 25, 2005
dear mr. thompson,
i was extremely sorry to hear of the fire that destroyed your beautiful house. i know well how much that house meant to you and i hasten to offer my sympathy. with best wishes to you both.
5.安慰友人考试落榜（to those who could not pass the entrance examination） june 29, 2005
what shocking news to me when i was told by mr. lewis that you could not pass the entrance examination. this means you have to wait for another year to attend the next entrance examination. i quite understand how you feel now. still you have many more chances to try. so i hope that you will not take this to heart, and will get ready to try again. i am sure you will easily succeed next
慰问信 （notes of sympathy on illness, injury and material loss）
i am sorry to hear that you have been sick. in our daily lives, you have given us too much love and care sometimes regardless of yourself. it is because of your hard work pay, we can continuously to make progress. each class classmate all expecting you to recover as soon as possible. while you were away, we all miss you very much. for us you are more than a teacher. we all love you, hoping you can recover soon. best wishes!
dear mr. gokhale,
i’m writing this letter to congratulate you on your new post in new delhi. i am very delighted to hear of your promotion after three exciting and hardworking years in taiwan. the diligence and enthusiasm contributed a great deal to the economic ties between india and taiwan.
it has been a great pleasure and privilege for me to have had the opportunity of working closely with you over the past three years. you have been one of the most capable representatives in taiwan. the cooperation and friendship that you so kindly extended to me has been most gratifying.
no doubt our paths will continue to cross from time to time, and i look forward to maintaining close contact with you in your new capacity. likewise, please let me know if i can be of help in taipei. at last, i would like, once again, to express my sincere gratitude for your efforts to improve india-taiwan trade and investment exchange and cooperation, and i wish you a prosperous and successful future.
1》im feel very sad to know that there was a heavy earthquake in your country, a lot of people lost their lives and also many people lost their home.
we can understand your feelings because our country also suffered the same events .our best wishes will always with you .
take good care of yourself and the people anound with you.
2》we were so sorry to hear the news about the earthquake.
we deeply condole with you on the earthquake.
if you need any help please do no hesitate to advise us.we will try our best to support you not only on order but also on anything else.
should you have any questions please feel free to send me mail .
looking forward to your reply.
3》dear james, in today’s newspaper, i read about the recent events in your town and i am writing to extend my deepest condolences.
it broke my heart to see all those pictures of those whose homes have been destroyed in the tragic hurricane. i couldn’t believe my eyes when i saw a little girl crying on the roof of her house asking for help. i am really worried about you
and your family, and all your friends there. i am crossing my fingers for you now in hopes that you are all safe and sound.
i can only imagine how difficult this time must be for you, and i want to extend to you my unwavering support. our government and many nongovernmental organizations are initiating various campaigns to urge people to donate money and necessary things to send to america. i donated all my allowance that i have been saving for years. i feel extremely sorry for this tragedy, and i will be looking forward to hearing from you. please pass my concern on to your parents.
yours sincerely, meng fei
4》the earthquake which happened two weeks ago in sichuan province is an enormous disaster for our whole nation. it has caused both financial and life loss. until now, fifty thousand people lost their lives due to the earthquake and much more injured seriously. five million people have no homes to return as the majority of the buildings were collapsed
we are sorry about this accident. it’s a pity that many children lost their parents and many couples lost their lovers. i could not help but cry when hearing of the moving stories that happened during the disaster
our whole nation is a big family, every member would like to give a helping hand to the people who suffered from the earthquake. we must show our warm-heartedness and make donations to the stricken area so that their broken heart can be warmed. a series of actions has been taken since the earthquake happened. i believe the stricken area will soon be restored with the soldiers and other warm-hearted people’s help. the future will be bright, cheer up!
july 14, 2008
i was astonished and grievous to hear of the calamitous earthquake happening on may, 12th. it’s really a national disaster, causing tremendous loss to our whole nation physically and mentally. by now, the terrible earthquake has claimed over 60 thousand lives, injured far more people, and led 5 million homeless.
seeing the related movies and photos, i could not help crying. i’m especially moved by those high-minded people in front of the catastrophe! i’m proud of you, tough people!
despite the calamity, i hope that you, our brothers and sisters in the earthquake-striken area, will believe in us, in our government, and in the power of love. our country being a big one with a large population of about 1.4 billion, if we share the calamity together, it would be reduced to only a small “shower”. therefore, please keep in mind that the road is tortuous, the future is bright. the storm will give way to bright sunshine in the long run. and finally, everything will be recovered, and even better than it was.best wishes!
yours sincerely, linda
6》a letter of condolence
中国四川汶川大地震灾害 严重， 已造成500多万人无家可归。
1. 简要描述灾区的情况2. 对灾区人民 表示 关怀 和 慰问3. 表达 灾后重建家园 的信心 dear victims,
a week ago, i was shocked at the news about the earthquake in wenchuan. and i’m very sorry to hear that this earthquake was the greatest disaster after 1949. and there are 40075 people who are found dead in the disaster till now and there have been more than 500 million people who are homeless. the floor was ripped through, many blocks and houses were seriously damaged, and even were as flat as a pancake. last but not the least, i hope we all have the confidence to rebuild your home after the disaster. only we have the perseverance can we defeat the natural disaster. good luck and best wishes to you!
yours sincerelyzzia (jy)
on the 12 of may in 2008, an incredible and unknown earthquake suddenly happened in wenchuan, sichuan province. almost half of china was affected. it was a huge calamity to chinese people.
until now, there are nearly 50 thousand people who died in this earthquake and more people injured. many people lost their relatives and fell into the deep sorrow. and they also lost their homes and hometowns. a large number of buildings were damaged. what’s more, many children and students lost their lives because of the collapse of schools. and their parents who suffer from this big calamity can’t accept the fact until now.
all of the chinese people begin to act and do everything they can when they hear the news. almost every one of us contributes a great number of money and goods which people in sichuan need. as students, we don’t have enough money to donate, but we should do all that we could do. what’s more important, we consider that we can help sichuan people rebuilt and their home and
live happily. yours sincerelyzzia (yl)
原文：the people of china have been very much in my thoughts over the past two weeks as i have watched, with mounting concern, the effects of the devastation caused by the terrible earthquake in sichuan province. it has been most impressive to see the marvellous way in which the chinese humanitarian operations have brought swift and effective relief to those affected. i am
particularly pleased that the wenchuan earthquake orphan fund has been established, to help the children who have lost their parents in the disaster.i wanted to take this opportunity to send my deepest sympathy following this terrible tragedy to the people of china, and my most heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost loved ones.
my princes charities are engaging ever more closely in china, including work to assist, in a small way, with the preservation of chinas rich and diverse heritage. it would give me the greatest pleasure if we were able to develop these ties still further with, in particular, practical assistance from my princes foundation for the built environment in planning the reconstruction of parts of sichuan province.charles