General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 115 - You are writing your first letter to a pen pal

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are writing your first letter to a pen pal. Describe your previous studies and work experience, your current activities, hobbies and interests.

Tell your pen pal that you will be visiting him.

You should write at least 150 words.

 

Model Answer 1:

Dear John,

Hi! This is Raj, from Delhi, your pen pal. It was nice to learn from your letter that we both share quite a lot of common interests and hobbies. The subjects that we had opted in our respective secondary studies are co-incidentally common. As a matter of fact, it is due to this reason that the industry which we both are employed in is also common.
It is good to learn that you are also serving a Financial Industry, after your specialisation in the stream of Finance. However, ironically, the respective companies in which we both are employed are arch rivals in the industry of Finance.

Well, that is something on the professional side of us. Due to immense work pressure, I have lately joined yoga and meditation classes. However, I still never miss my age-old hobby of swimming. It is hard to recollect even a single day, barring the weekly off, when I miss a dip in the swimming pool. Apart from this, the weekly off is generally devoted to spending time, strictly with family. The overall credit to my health, however, goes to the one and a half session of yoga classes in the morning.

Hey, do make it a possibility to spend a few days at my residence and attend the wonderful classes of yoga. In the meanwhile, a programme by the ‘Yoga Institute’ is going to be held in your city in the month of November. I have enrolled myself for the same. The programme is for a week wherein the boarding and lodging are taken care of by the Yoga Institutes.

I will certainly try to come and meet you during the week.

Let us catch up in the coming November and till then take care and keep in touch.

Yours pal,
Raj

[Written by - Neeraj Mehra ]

 

Model Answer 2:

Dear Ahmed,
 
I hope this letter finds you well. In today’s letter, I would like to tell you about my past employers. I had worked for Siemens as data analyst over 2 years followed by a three years’ experience in UMT as a data specialist. Most of the tasks were similar at both places that were to collect data from company’s outlets and find out the hidden pattern and indicators.

Nowadays, I have taken a year off from my current employer and would like to fulfil my wishes. I am very fond of exploring the world and meeting new peoples to know about their culture and traditions. In order to pursue this, I have visited over 10 countries and more to be expected in coming days according to my plans.

I am very health conscious and regularly take part in physical activities. For this reason. I own a membership of the renowned fitness centre ‘Shape’. You will find me there in most of my evenings. I was planning to visit you since a year but unable to get free time. However, I will surely come on next weekend; we will enjoy delicious dinner at Taj hotel located in your surroundings.
 
Best regards
Fahad

[ Written by - Fahad Sultan ]

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