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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 12

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.

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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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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)