General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 20 - Write a letter to the Information Officer at the TAPE Information Office

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to the Information Officer at the TAPE Information Office asking for information about the Tertiary Preparation Certificate.

Describe your educational background and your reasons for wanting to do the course.

Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Rona Lyn Olivar. I am writing to you today because I need information regarding your TAPE Tertiary Preparation certificate. I have finished my elementary in an exclusive girl’s school called Montessori Elementary that is situated in Baguio City, Philippines and graduated with honours on the 30th of March, in Saint Louis University located also in the same city.

I want to prepare for my college that is why I want to do a tertiary preparation in your institution. I want to know what sort of preparation your office will be given us and what are the things needed while attending your preparatory program. I also want to know if you have a specific preparation course for a certain course. For instance, I am planning to take an architectural study because this has always been my dream since I was in my primary schooling.

I look forward to your immediate response with regards to my concerns.
Yours faithfully,
R. Oliver

( Written by - Rona Lyn Olivar )

Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like some information about the Tertiary Preparation Certificate. If possible I would like to enrol in this course as a part-time student in 1992. I left school eight years ago after completing the 1ISC. Since then I have worked as a sales assistant in both Grace Bros and David Jones. From the beginning of this year, I have been in charge of the Children's Wear Department in Grace Bros, Lilyfield.

However, in order to advance any further in my career into a managerial position, I will need to do some further study, such as a Marketing or Business Course. Because I have not studied for many years, I believe that I should complete the TPC before enrolling in a Business course.

Could you please send me the information as soon as possible, and tell me the dates for enrolling in the Tertiary Preparation Certificate.

Yours faithfully

Ronald Young

( This model answer can be followed  as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

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0 # Kazi Munia 2016-08-08 05:20
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0 # Mansa 2016-02-10 20:49
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-3 # Vineeth 2015-06-30 18:14
Dear sir,

I am Jones, a graduate in engineering from the British college here in London. I am writing to inquire about the tertiary preparatory course to be conducted by TAPE.

I have cleared my final year graduation exams and is currently pursuing my internship training on Mechatronics. Being an aspirant of post graduation from London University, I think the said course on tape best suits me. I have learned from my seniors who did post graduation that such courses was of great help to them in their thesis .

I would request your good self to send me details regarding the course . I need to know the cost involved, duration and commencing date of the course. I hope to find a helping hand from your good office with the enrollment formalities.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

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0 # nudrat 2015-04-05 21:06
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