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General Writing Task 1

Model Answers for General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 (letter)

IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a potential employer to apply for a job

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Ghana. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You have been looking for a job and have come across a job advertisement for a part-time position. Write a letter to the employer. In your letter, – explain why you need the job – describe your skills and qualifications – say what days you are available. Answer Dear Mr. Evetts, I am writing to express my interest in the part-time Chef position at Savory Symphony, as advertised on Seek.com. With five years of professional culinary experience and a diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, I am eager to bring my expertise to your esteemed restaurant. My culinary journey has equipped me with skills in French cuisine, pastry making, and innovative menu… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a potential employer to apply for a job

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend who wants to stay with you on holidays

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Japan. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. Your friend would like to come and stay with you on holidays, but you are not available on the date. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – Apologise for not being able to be there – Give a reason why you are not available – Suggest another day for your friend’s visit. Answer Dear Maya, Hope you’re doing well! I got super excited when I heard you were thinking of coming over for the holidays. We haven’t hung out in ages, and I’ve really missed our fun times together. The one problem I am writing about is that I won’t be around on the date you mentioned due… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend who wants to stay with you on holidays

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the owner of lost luggage you found

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Kenya. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You found a lost luggage with someone’s belongings labelled with their name and address. Write a letter to the owner. In your letter, – Describe the luggage you found – Explain where you found it – Suggest how the owner could get it back. Answer Dear Mr. Holland, Hope this note finds you well. I stumbled upon a piece of luggage this morning that seems to be yours, judging by the name and address label attached to it. It is a navy blue Samsonite suitcase, quite sturdy-looking, with a bright red ribbon for identification, I presume. I found it resting against a bench near the central fountain in Central Park, a… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the owner of lost luggage you found

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a new employee at your office

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Saudi Arabia. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. A young person will be starting work at your office next month to gain work experience. Write a letter to him/her. In your letter, – Inform him/her about the work that needs to be done at your office – Explain what he/she is supposed to do on the first day – Suggest what he/she should bring to work Answer Dear Julie, I hope this letter finds you well. I am excited to welcome you to our accounting firm next month to gain practical work experience. It is my hope that you will find the environment here both enriching and educational. At our firm, we primarily handle financial statements, tax preparations,… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a new employee at your office

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to your manager to recommend an interpreter

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in India. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. Your workplace requires an interpreter to translate from one language to another during meetings. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter, – Recommend someone to act as an interpreter – Explain why the person is qualified for that role – Say how the person can be contacted. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Mr. Roberts, Answer Dear Mr. Roberts, I recently learned about our company’s need for an interpreter during meetings, and I am writing to recommend Sarah Mote for this role. Ms Mote’s exceptional language proficiency and her degree in linguistics are part of the reasons why I feel she is well-suited for the role. She possesses a… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to your manager to recommend an interpreter

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to express your opinion about a magazine

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Egypt. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You have recently bought a magazine and its manager asked the readers for their opinions regarding the magazine. Write a letter to the manager. In your letter, – Give a reason why you chose this magazine – Explain what you like and dislike about it – Say what improvement you hope to see in the future. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Mr. Holland, Answer Dear Mr. Holland, I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to share my thoughts about your magazine, following your invitation for the readers to share their opinions. The reason I chose this magazine is its unique blend of insightful articles and visually appealing… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to express your opinion about a magazine

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to ask for a letter of reference

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Nigeria. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You are applying for a job and you need a letter of reference from someone who can recommend you. You decided to ask a teacher who knows you well to write the reference. Write a letter to the teacher. In your letter, – Explain why you have chosen to ask him/her to write the reference – Describe the job you are applying for – Say why you think you would be suitable for the job. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ___________, Answer Dear Ms Brook, I hope you are doing well. I am reaching out to you to request a letter of reference for a job application. I have come… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to ask for a letter of reference

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to invite a friend to an event

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Pakistan. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You received two tickets to an event as a present and would like to go with a friend of yours. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – invite him/her to go to the event with you – tell him/her how you got the tickets – explain why you have chosen to go with him/her. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ___________, Answer Dear Jonathan, I hope you’re doing well. I have some exciting news to share with you! I recently received two tickets to a soccer match of my favourite team, and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather invite than you. The tickets came as a surprise… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to invite a friend to an event

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend to arrange a get-together

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in the UAE. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. While on a business trip in another city, you met an old friend who lives there. You are going on another business trip to this city soon and you would like to meet him/her again. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – tell him/her about your trip – say why you were happy to see him/her – suggest an arrangement for you to meet Begin your letter as follows: Dear ___________, Answer Dear Frank, I hope this message finds you in good spirits. It was such a nice surprise running into you last week! When they sent me on a business trip to your city, I never… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend to arrange a get-together

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to arrange a farewell party for a colleague

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Kuwait. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. Your manager has asked you to arrange a party for a colleague who is leaving the company. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter, – Suggest a suitable date and time for the party – Recommend a venue – Propose the food and entertainment options that should be available Answer Dear Mr. Booker, I hope this letter finds you well. As you are aware, Catherine Goode will be leaving the company in 2 weeks, and it is our opportunity to show appreciation for her valuable contributions. I am excited to arrange a party to bid her farewell and have carefully considered the details. I suggest hosting the farewell party… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to arrange a farewell party for a colleague

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