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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 8You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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You recently ordered an item that was advertised as having a discount from the normal price, but you have found that when you paid, you did not get the discount. Write to the company. In your letter

  • Explain that you did not get the discount
  • Tell them where you saw the discount advertised
  • Tell them what you would like them to do about the situation

 

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear…

Write at least 150 words.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing with some concern about an item I recently purchased from your company. It was a new digital camera from the Nokia range, model number SL452. The item was ordered using your telephone ordering system and I read my credit card number to the sales person on the other end of the line.

I was persuaded to buy the item based on a 20% reduction that was advertised, but I was surprised to find that when my credit card statement arrived, I was charged the full price. I saw the reduced price offer in our local newspaper, in which your company had taken a full page advertisement with all items on the page discounted.

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I am very satisfied with the camera itself, and do not wish to return it, but I would like the advertised 20% of the cost of the item refunded to my credit card. If this is not possible, then I would regretfully send the item back as I can obtain it for a cheaper price in other stores.

Regards,

R G Peterson

(180 words)

 

 

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend has invited you to a party but you will not be able to attend. Write to your friend. In your letter

  • Tell your friend you can’t come
  • Explain why you are unable to attend
  • Arrange another time to meet

 

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 7Dear Anna,

I just wanted to say thanks for the invite – I would have loved to come, but I’m not going to be in town next weekend. You remember my cousin Jason? Well, he’s getting married and the wedding is in London, so I’ll be away for three days.

Perhaps we could catch up when I get back? We could go to that new restaurant that’s just opened on Queen St. – one of the people I work with went there a few weeks ago and says it’s really good. It’s about time we caught up – it must be at least 6 months since I saw you and I have some exciting news to tell you about my job!

Anyway, hope you have a good party – I’m sure you will as your parties are always good fun! I remember the New Years Eve party at your house three years ago – it was one of the best parties I’ve been to!

All the best,

Mary

(166 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 6You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just returned from holiday and were not satisfied with your trip. Write to the travel agency. In your letter

  • Say where / when you went on holiday
  • Explain why you are not satisfied with your holiday
  • Tell them what you would like them to do

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear…

Write at least 150 words.

Dear Manager,

I am writing to express our dissatisfaction with a holiday we have recently had that was organised by your company. We booked the 7 day ‘Explorer’ package and departed on the 22nd of last month.

Our main grievance is that we were informed by the staff member with whom we made the booking that all excursions were included in the cost, yet on our arrival we were informed that additional fees were required to join any of these trips. In addition, we had expected a far higher standard of accommodation, and were disappointed to find it was only a two star establishment despite your brochure stating that it would be at least three stars.

Given that we have had to make considerable additional expenses whilst on our holiday, we are requesting a complete refund of the fees we have been charged by your company.

Hoping for a swift response to our concerns.

Yours faithfully,

Lilian Garret

(158 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 5You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently ordered an item from the internet, but are not happy with the purchase. Write to the company. In your letter

  •   Describe what you purchased
  •   Explain why you are not happy with the purchase
  •  Tell them what you would like them to do about the situation

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear…

Write at least 150 words.

Dear sir or madam,

I am writing to express my disappointment with a recent purchase I made from your online store, order number #73824.

I ordered a set of training DVDs that were advertised on your site as a package including 4 disks and an instruction manual. However, on their arrival I found that there were only three disks and no manual. In addition, there were scratches on one of the disks that suggest that it had been used before and returned to your store.

I have since found the same offer on another website and will be returning the package to your offices. I have read the refund policy on your site, and as I am dissatisfied with the product, I would like to request a return of all fees paid, as well as the post and packaging costs.

Should you have any questions, you can contact me on johnf@abc.com.

I look forward to a swift resolution to this matter.

Thanks,

John Fisher

(164 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 4You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You would like to rent a car for a holiday.

Write to the car rental agency. In your letter

  • Explain what type of car you would like
  • Give details of when you would like the car
  • Request more information about the cost

 

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear sir or madam,

I would like to arrange a rental car for my upcoming visit to Chelling City. I will be arriving on the 13th of January and will need the vehicle for a period of 9 days. As we are flying in, we would like to either pick the car up at the airport or meet one of your representatives there. My flight number is NZ154, arriving at 8.45 am.

As I will be travelling with my wife and two children, as well as luggage and camping equipment for the period, we are looking for a medium sized vehicle that will comfortably travel off road.

I would be grateful if you could confirm availability of a suitable vehicle and let us know the costs as soon as possible so we can get this arranged.

For insurance purposes, I have a clean driving licence and am 48 years old.

With thanks,

Brian Sharples

(154 words)

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are temporarily moving to a new city for your job. You will be there for three months, and you would like to rent some accommodation for your stay.

Write to an accommodation rental office. In your letter

  • Tell them how long you are staying
  • Describe the type of accommodation you would like
  • Explain what facilities you will need nearby

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 3Dear sir or madam,

I will be moving to Carrick for three months with a short term placement for my job, and am looking for a suitable place to rent for the period.

Ideally, I am looking for something with easy access to the motorways as I will be spending a great deal of time travelling to nearby cities. I am not particularly concerned with the particulars of the house itself as I will only need a bedroom and bathroom, and don’t anticipate spending much time in the kitchen.

I will, however, need internet access as I will be working at home on my computer and will need to be in touch with my head office throughout my stay.

I will also need to be within a reasonable distance from a shopping area, although it will only be for the essentials like bread and milk.

If you have anything you feel may be suitable, then I would be very interested to hear from you.

With regards,

P Smith

(167 words)

 

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 2You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement looking for volunteers to teach English overseas.

Write to the recruitment office. In your letter

  • Tell them where you saw the advertisement
  • Explain why you would like to go
  • Describe the skills that you have that you think would help

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear sir or madam,

I am writing with regards the voluntary position advertised recently in The Herald newspaper, looking for people able and willing to teach overseas.

I have recently graduated from university and am looking for rewarding and fulfilling temporary work before I apply for positions related to my studies, and I think the vacancy you have would be ideal for me.

I feel that I would be able to contribute to the position as I have some teaching experience already and I am a native English speaker. I have also worked with various different levels and abilities of student so would have no difficulty adapting to the requirements of the job.

I would be very interested in putting my name forward, and would like some additional information regarding the role, specifically the exact dates and any additional costs that I may need to pay.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

J. Massey

(156 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 1You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You were supposed to go on an interview in a few weeks, but you have since found out you cannot go on the date arranged.

Write a letter to the potential employer. In your letter

  • Tell them why you need to move the interview time
  • Ask to change the interview date
  • Explain that you are still interested in being interviewed for the job

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Mr Bromley,

I am writing in the hope that I am able to reschedule an upcoming interview I had organised for the 17th of next month. I had previously arranged this with your secretary and had verbally agreed the date, but a situation has arisen that means I would like to postpone.

I have been invited to attend my best friend’s wedding which unfortunately coincides with the date we had already established. I realise that this is not the most impressive start to my application to work with your company, but I have been asked to speak at the wedding and feel obliged to attend.

I am of course very interested in the position and feel that I can offer my skills and experience to the role, so I would be very grateful if we could set a new date that fits your schedule.

Once again, my apologies for the inconvenience and hope that we can reschedule.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Burnett

(162 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 23You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

An old friend is coming to town and has invited you to go to the cinema. Write to your friend. In your letter

  • Explain that you are unable to come
  • Find out how long your friend is staying in town
  • Arrange a suitable time to meet

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Bill,

Hope you’re keeping well and the kids are fine. Thanks for asking me to come to the cinema, but I’m going to have to pass I’m afraid – I have already arranged to catch up with a few people from the place I used to work. My old boss is retiring, so it’d be good to catch up with him before he leaves.

How long will you have? We can arrange another night or why don’t you come along to the party I’m going to? I’m sure you’ll have a good time, and I think you’ve already met a few of the people at that Christmas party a few years ago. It probably won’t go on too late, so we could perhaps go somewhere afterwards?

If you’re keen, I can pick you up at the station and you can spend the night with us at our place – it’ll be like old times!

All the best,

Gary

(159 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 22You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are visiting another town next month for a short break. Write a letter to the tourist information centre. In your letter

  • Tell them how long you are staying
  • Ask for some suggestions for what to do
  • Find out if there are any local events happening at the time

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear sir or madam,

I am trying to get some advice about getting the best out of visiting Wanaka Lakes, as I am planning on visiting your area at the end of February for a fortnight, from the fourteenth to the twenty-eighth.

First of all, what accommodation can you recommend? I am travelling alone and do not have a car, so I’d like something central to the town, at a mid range price if possible. Somewhere near a bus route would be good, too.

Also, are there any special events on between the dates I will be there? I have heard that there is a market on the 20th of the month, but I was wondering if there’s anything else going on? I am interested in most things, but would like to plan my trip as much as possible to get the most out of my stay.

Thanks for your time.

Paul Brown

(154 words)