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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 15

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have been invited to speak at your old high school. Write to the school. In your letter

  • Make a suggestion about what you could speak about
  • Find out how long you will need to speak for
  • Ask how many people will be there

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 15Dear Principal Simpson,

First of all, I’d like to say thank you very much for the offer to come and address the students at my former school. It would be a privilege for me to give a talk and to see the old place again.

The invitation was quite open regarding the topic of the speech, so I was wondering whether you think it appropriate to talk about my career. As you may know, I have spent a considerable amount of time over the last 12 years travelling as part of my job, and I have had the opportunity to see some amazing places that I think would interest the students.

It would help me to plan my presentation if you could let me know the approximate time that I should expect to be speaking for. If you could also let me know the estimated students numbers, as I will be able to bring a data projector to show some photographs if a large turnout is expected.

I am looking forward to seeing you again and hope my visit will be a success.

Brian

(184 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 14You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are applying for membership at a local sports club. Write to the club. In your letter

  • Explain why you would like to join
  • Describe how you heard / know about the place
  • Describe some of the sports or activities you would be interested in

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 enrolling in your sports facilities, as I am keen to improve my level of fitness and have always enjoyed football and swimming, two of the options you have available.

A friend of mine joined about 6 weeks back, and he has been very positive in his feedback of your club and has recommend it to myself and a number of friends.

I understand that there are amateur football competitions that run in the evenings, and I would be very keen to join a team as it has been one of my passions for many years. As I mentioned, I enjoy swimming, but am also interested in finding out more about your indoor climbing wall. As far as I understand, this is the highest of its kind in the area, and I would be very keen to try it even though I have never done anything like that before.

I would be grateful if you could let me know about membership options or arrange a time for me to come and see you.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Hughes

(185 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 13You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just enrolled in a 12 week English class, but have found that you have a family problem and you will have to return home. Write to the school. In your letter

  • Explain what has happened
  • Request a refund
  • Ask whether you will be able to return at a later date

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Sir,

My name is Henrik Christensen and I have recently enrolled in a 3 month English language course with your academy. A situation has arisen and I find that I have no option but to return home for the foreseeable future. A member of my family has become unwell and will require long term support.

I believe that the school has a 7 day refund policy for circumstances such as this, and as I only paid for my course three days ago, I would like to take advantage of this and request my fees be returned to my account.

Nonetheless, I am still determined to improve my English in the future, and I have been very impressive with your training facilities and teachers in the short time I have spent with you, so I would like to enquire as to whether it would be possible for me to return at some point in the future?

Thanks for your understanding,

H. Christensen

(162 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 12You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently went to a restaurant but think you could have left your credit card behind. Write to the restaurant. In your letter

  • Tell them when you went there
  • Describe where you think you may have left the credit card
  • Explain what you would like the restaurant to do

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear owner,

Three nights ago, on the 22nd of February, my wife and I came to your restaurant for an evening meal. Our booking was for 7.30pm under the name of G Ramsay.

However, I believe that I may have left my credit card on the table once we had paid the bill, as I cannot locate it now. I do not remember the exact table number, but it was a table for two near the back wall. I think it may have fallen on the floor as I remember checking the table surface for any items we may have left behind, but I don’t recall seeing it there.

If you have found the card, I would be very grateful if you could dispose of it. I have asked my bank to cancel it already, but for security sake I would be happier knowing it was destroyed. I believe the recommended manner of doing this is to cut the card into 4 pieces.

By the way, the meal was excellent!

With thanks,

S. Williamson

(174 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 11

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your local museum has asked for feedback on your recent visit. Write to the museum. In your letter

  • Tell them what you liked and what you didn’t like
  • Make some suggestions for improvement
  • Describe some other exhibits you would like to see

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Mr Johnson,

IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 11I have been asked by your office to write to you regarding your museum with some points of view about my recent visit.

I would like to say first of all that I think you have done an excellent job modernizing the place, and I have recommended it as a day trip to a number of friends. The layout of the building is bright and inviting, and the items you have on display are well laid out.

However, I do feel that some of the exhibits could have been more clearly labeled, with some additional details about where they were discovered and what they would have been used for. Some of the displays my son and I were looking at were a little confusing.

I would also be very interested to see artifacts that may be available from other cultures. I am particularly interested in Egyptian history, for example, and would certainly come again if there were any displays like that.

Thanks for your interest in my feedback.

J Hollings

(173 words)

 

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement for a part time job welcoming visitors to your town. Write to the recruiters. In your letter

  • Explain why you want the job
  • Describe why you would be a good person for the role
  • Describe any relevant experience you may have

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 10Dear Sir / Madam,

I noted with interest that you are currently looking for someone to act as a guide to new arrivals to our local area, and I would like to put myself forward for the position.

As a local resident of some 25 years, I am very familiar with the location, and have actually spent some time in researching the history of the town. As you may know, the house I live in is one of the oldest buildings in the area and dates back over 100 years, so I feel I am perhaps in a unique position to give visitors an interesting and informative perspective of where we live.

I have a background in lecturing, so I feel that I would be able to address groups of people clearly and confidently, and my experience with students from overseas would certainly help, given the multinational nature of visitors that we have here.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Carlisle

(163 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 9You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have received a letter from your local video shop claiming that a DVD you rented is now overdue. However, you have already returned the DVD.

Write to the video shop. In your letter

  • Tell them which film the letter is about
  • Explain when you returned it
  • 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 Manager,

About one week ago, I rented a film entitled ‘Master of the Seas’, a recent release form your store. As it was only a one night rental, I returned the disc the following day. As your store was closed at the time of the morning that I took the film back, I posted it through the ‘video return’ slot you have on the front door.

This morning, however, I have received a letter from your office claiming that the title has not been returned, and that I now have fines to pay.

Nonetheless, I have been a member of your store for over 6 years, and I am sure your records will verify that I have always returned items on time. Could I ask that you check your inventory once again, and perhaps also check the postal slot where I returned the film, in case it has landed in an obscure position?

With thanks,

Len Binsley

(157 words)

 

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

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.

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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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 7

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)