General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 81 - You have a friend who lives in a city abroad

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have a friend who lives in a city abroad. You have decided that you would like to apply to do a course at one of the colleges in this city.

Write to your friend explaining what you would like to do. Tell him/her what type of work or studies you have been doing for the past few years and ask for assistance in contacting an appropriate institution.

You should write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Aparna,

Hope this letter finds you in a good health. I am writing this letter to share an exciting news that I am planning to join a course in your city.

I have been working as a software engineer in an MNC for the last four years, after finishing my engineering degree. So, I thought it is the right time to work on one of my dreams; i.e. to acquire a management degree. I am planning to leave the job and apply for a part-time management course in Sydney. Though I have inquired online for few of the colleges, could you confirm the details of accommodation facilities, course structure and fees by calling them?

I could not call due to the time difference between these two countries. I guess it would be easier for me to find a part-time job as I have profession experience. It would be helpful if you could share some popular job sites as well.

Looking forward to your reply.



Sample Answer 2:

Dear Mimi,

Sorry I haven't contacted you for a month. I am really busy these days that I hardly have time to wind down. I hope things are going smoothly with your studies. By the way, guess what? I am thinking of applying to Oxford University too, which means we'll be living in the same city. How great is that?

As you know, ever since I finished my psychology degree four years ago, I have been working full time in human resources field. I'm currently working as an HR consultant, but I am especially interested in organisational development. That's why I decided to do a master's degree in ‘Organisational Psychology’. I've always wanted to pursue a postgraduate degree after all.

I am planning to submit my application to the university soon. However, I was recently assigned to work on a three-month project in Hongkong, so I don't know when I'll have the opportunity to contact the admission office. Do you mind contacting them to ask about their specific entry requirements? That would be a great help if you do.

Let me know what you think. Talk to you soon.

With love,

[ Written by - Helen Lim ] 


Sample Answer 3:

Dear Sam,

How are you? Hope you are fine as I am here. I am presently staying in Vizag working for a consultant company since graduation, which is undertaking construction projects. In order to increase my stature in terms of career and for better future prospects I need to do some courses pertaining to design.

It is well known that Dubai undertakes excellent construction projects, it those colleges which offer designing courses too. As you are studying and residing in Dubai, I request you to kindly appraise me of the courses offered by your college and any other intuitions offering CAD in your city. These courses would help me in enhancing my graduation and my career too.

I request you to kindly know in detail the content of the course, its duration, the theoretical and practice sessions of the course, the cost of the course and finally the placement opportunities after completion of the would help me in analysing and picking up the right course from the right institution.

I would be grateful for the information which you would be providing for me, waiting for your reply in this regard.

Thank you.

Talluri Prasadarao

[ Written by - Talluri Prasadarao ]

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-1 # Abdul 2015-05-29 04:32
Dear Manik,

Hope this letter finds you in good health. I am writing this letter to share an exciting news that I am planning to join a course in your city.

As you know, I have finished my graduation five years back and after that, I have been working as a software engineer in a Multinational Company. Now I am thinking to get a post-graduation in my field of study ‘Information Technology’. I am planning to leave my current job and get a part time job in Singapore and hoping that you will help me to find one. Also, I need your assistant to find a top engineering institute for me though I have searched some universities from internet but I want you to talk with some universities, students and your colleagues to find out more information; i.e. tuition fees, accommodations, part time working hour etc. about the institute.

Hope you will write me soon with all the information I need.

Best Regards
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