IELTS Letter – You would like to participate in a work-related seminar

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You would like to participate in a work-related seminar in another country. Write a letter to the person in charge of the seminar and ask for detailed information regarding the dates, program, accommodation and cost.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam


Sample Letter Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter in reference to your advertisement published in the “India Times” newspaper on 17th October. I am very curious to know about the professional seminar that you are going to organise as I work in the Information Technology field in Kashmir and I believe this seminar is going to be very useful for me.

The advert gives very few details about your upcoming seminar except that it is meant for the IT people and I need more information to book my participation. In particular, I want to know about the topic covered in the seminar and the trainers who would conduct the sessions. Further, I need to learn about the exact dates and duration of the seminar as I will require to take time off office. Who would be responsible for the accommodation of the participants? If you provide it, what it is likely going to cost? Otherwise, I would appreciate your advice about a suitable place to stay in. Please do not forget to send me a drilled down cost list for a participant in the seminar.

I am looking forward to receiving your reply soon.

Yours faithfully,

Chandanjeet Singh

[Written by – Chandanjeet Singh]


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Folarin Ishola, a quality control officer with the Central Energy Limited, located at 24 Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria. I was informed by a colleague about the seminar you are going to organise and I would like to participate in the seminar, titled “Importance of Quality control in JETA1.

I have four concerns that I would like you to help me address promptly. Firstly, I need to know the seminar schedule and its exact timing. When is the seminar starting and what time will it end? Are there breaks to be observed during the seminar? I would also want to know about accommodation facilities. Will your organisation arrange that? Or should the participants arrange his or her accommodation?

I will like to furnish me with the details of the total cost of the seminar and I would also like to know about the speakers invited to the seminar. Finally, would you provide any certification for the candidates who successfully complete it? If so, would it cost any extra amount?

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon regarding my concerns.

Yours faithfully,

Folari Ishola

[Written by – Davids Sanmi]


Model Answer 3:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

First of all, I would like to thank you for your initiatives to arrange such a mega event of paper presentation where scholars from all over the world will be participating. I am also interested in presenting my papers by participating in the seminar. I am hoping that you would provide me with some information regarding this.

To complete the formalities in time, I would like to know the exact dates on which the seminar is going to be conducted and how advance we have to report with our topic of presentation? Please also inform me whether the accommodation will be provided by you or do I have to arrange it on my own? Lastly, I want to know the cost to participate in the seminar and whether all expenses are to be paid in advance?

Expecting your speedy reply so that I can get permission from my workplace for leaves and could do the visa process in time to participate in the seminar.

Yours faithfully,

Rajdeep Singh

[Written by – Rajdeep Singh]

2 thoughts on “IELTS Letter – You would like to participate in a work-related seminar

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing in reference to your recently published advertisement in a local newspaper about a seminar on ‘ Work Environment and Culture ‘ in India. I need to get some information which was not mentioned in your advertisement, such as dates of the seminar, detail program schedule and most importantly lodging facilities and the fees for participation.

    For your kind information, I am working as an officer in a local bank and I need to submit my leave application in advance if I will participate in the mentioned seminar. So, I need to know the actual dates of the seminar. Furthermore, in your advertisement, the itineraries of the program were not specified such as who will conduct the seminar, what areas will be covered and so on.

    Another important information I need to know about is the accommodation facility and whether it will be arranged by your prominent institution or do we need to arrange it personally before arriving at your premises. The participation fee was not clear in your advertisement. I also need to know which facilities are covered by the enrollment fee and which are not before my departure. You can reply to my email or can send me a mail to my postal address which is mentioned in the envelope.

    Your kind cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated and your prompt reply will enable me to participate in the seminar.

    Yours faithfully,

    Shawn Mallick

  2. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I came to know through an advertisement published in “Daily Dawn” newspaper that your team is going to organize a seminar related to “Smart Energy” in the forthcoming weeks. I am quite curious to attend the seminar in order to get some insight about the topic and I believe it will be helpful to me in my career.

    In order to ensure my participation, I would like to know about the exact registration procedure, when and where the seminar is going to be held and its schedule, in particular, what ranges of information and topics will be covered and who would be the main speakers.

    Furthermore, due to my professional activities, I want to know the duration of the seminar. Finally, what about the accommodation? Would it be provided by you? If so, then how much would it cost and what type of facilities would be catered during the stay?

    I am looking forward to hearing your response.

    Yours faithfully,

    H. M Hasni

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