Write a Letter to Your Friend Complimenting on his/her Recovery from Serious Illness


Personal letters are the most traditional way to maintain contact between people. A few decades back it used to be the only mode of communication as there were no other alternatives. But after the revolutionary technological advancement, the relevance of personal, especially informal letters has gone down drastically. But still today, many educational institutions use personal letters to test their students’ English comprehension skills.

That’s why from the examination point of view, personal letters are still important. In this session today, you will learn how to write letters to your friend complimenting on his/her recovery from some serious illness. Hopefully, you will find this article relevant in your next English exam. 

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Example 1

Question: One of your friends has recently suffered from Covid-19. Write a letter to him/her sharing your sympathy and complimenting him/her on his/her recovery from this serious illness.

Hints: Heard about your suffering and recovery- Afraid of Covid-19- Personal effects of the pandemic- Understand the complications- Healthy lifestyle must be maintained- Good food and rest is required- Post-covid weakness can harm- Conclusion

AJC Bose Sarani, Rabindra Nagar
Kolkata: 700012


August 22, 2021

Dear Pradip,

I have just come to know that you have recently recovered from the fatal covid-19. I am writing this letter to compliment you on your recovery from the illness. 

It’s our neighbour Subrata uncle who informed me that you have suffered and recently recovered from covid-19. I personally fear this disease so much. I have lost one of my close relatives in this pandemic. I, along with my family have also suffered from covid-19 a few months back. I can totally understand the complications you have recently dealt with. Thank god you have recovered from the disease. But, I would like to tell you that you must maintain a healthy lifestyle after recovering from Covid. Otherwise, post-covid weakness can harm many of your internal body parts. 

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So, have rest, have good food, take care of yourself in every possible way. I wish you a more speedy recovery from the weakness phase too. Hope to hear from you soon. 

Your dear friend,

Example 2

Question: You came to know that your friend has recently recovered from chickenpox. Write a letter to him/her expressing your feelings hearing the news of his/her recovery and compliment him/her on his/her recovery from this serious illness,

Hints: Just heard from a mutual friend- Suffered from chickenpox and recovery- First scared, then relieved after hearing- My experience- Weakness to get over soon- Taking self-care is important- Healthy food, adequate water and rest- Consult a physician 

14C, Bally
Howrah, West Bengal

June 13, 2021

Dear Rachana,

I just came to know that you’ve recently recovered from chickenpox disease. I am writing this letter complimenting you on your speedy recovery from this serious disease. 

Until yesterday, I had no idea that you’re suffering from such a serious disease. I was just worried as I haven’t heard from you for weeks. Then our friend Sampati informed me about your illness. She also said that you’ve almost recovered from the disease. First I was scared but after hearing the news of your recovery, I felt a bit relieved. I had also suffered from chickenpox a few years back. I know the amount of trouble and weakness it causes. But, as you have already started recovering, your weakness will be over soon. Soon you will be able to come back to your normal life.

 But I must say that you should start taking care of yourself now. Because for a speedy recovery from this post-disease weakness you must maintain a few good and healthy habits. Consume water, take a rest and try to avoid spices. It will help you. And never forget to consult a physician. 

Your loving friend
Ashit Agarwal

Example 3

Question: Your best friend has recently returned home from the hospital after being recovered from a serious illness. Write a letter to him/her complementing his speedy recovery from such a serious illness. 

Hints: Friend came back home from the hospital- Was tensed about his/her recovery- Strong person- Taking care is necessary- Good food and required medicines are important- Conclusion

11 Subhas Bosu Sarani, North Dumdum
Kolkata: 700078

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February 18, 2021

Dear Tanmoy,

I have just finished reading the last letter you wrote to me. There you have let me know that you’ve finally returned home from the hospital after being recovered from a serious illness.

I am so glad to hear this news of your recovery. Till after the day I came to know that you have been admitted to the hospital, I was too worried about you. I must say that you’re such a strong person. Just yesterday, I was talking about you in our coaching. Everybody there is waiting to meet you again. But you please do not hurry. Though you have recovered from the illness, your body is still weak. So, now you must take care of yourself with good and required medicines. 

We all are eagerly waiting to meet you again. And thank you for informing me about your recovery. How’re your parents doing by the way? They have also gone through a lot of trouble. Let me know that in your next letter if possible. Take care.

Your best friend,

Example 4

Question: Your friend has recently recovered from a serious illness that he suffered from recently. Write a letter to him/her complementing on his/her recovery and suggest to him/her some measures that he/she needs to maintain. 

Hints: Recovering from a disease- Complimenting strong fighting spirit- Were weak when last visited- Worried parents- Take care- Follow doctor’s instructions- Healthy food and water- Waiting to meet in school

88/7, East Station Road,
Kolkata: 700110

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December 11, 2021

Dear Akash,

In the last letter, you wrote to me that you’re finally recovering from jaundice that you were suffering from for over a month. I am writing this letter to compliment you for your strong fighting spirit and this recovery from jaundice. 

During the last month, I, along with my family, was so worried about you. The last time when I came to visit you at your house, I remember, you were so weak. I also remember the worried face of your mother. Jaundice is no doubt a severe illness. I really want to compliment your fighting spirit. It has been a long time that we haven’t seen you in school. We all are eagerly waiting to meet you again. But always remember that jaundice can adversely affect the human body even after recovery. 

So, please follow the instructions from the doctor. Take care of yourself. Don’t be irregular in your sleep cycle, take healthy food and plenty of water. We all can wait for a few days more. You first recover fully and then meet us 

Best wishes and regards,

That was all about our presentation on writing a few personal letters by complimenting your friend on his/her recovery from some serious illness.

In this session, I have tried to create a holistic picture of the context through four different examples. Hopefully, you have found this session helpful and all your doubts regarding this topic have been resolved. If you still have any doubts, post them in the comment section below.

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