GT Writing Task 1: Sample 80 - You have recently started working for a new company

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently changed your job and started working for a new company.

Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter:

  • explain why you changed your previous job
  • describe your new job
  • tell him/her your other news

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............,

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Kathy,

Hope you are doing well. It's been a long since we have last met. I am writing to let you know that I have recently changed my job and I really like it. I hope we would be able to meet soon and spend some good time together.

Though I was professionally satisfied with my previous job, it was hard for me to balance the professional and personal life. Long working hours were not allowing me to get some time for myself. Moreover, I was looking for an opportunity which would allow me to grow in people management area along with technical skills. The new company offers both. I am responsible for the project delivery and I lead a team of eight people. I am truly excited about this new role.

I would also like to inform you that I have finally purchased a car. It is a second-hand car, however, it is in good condition. I enjoy a daily drive to work. No more today. Please convey my regards to your family.

I look forward to knowing what you are doing these days. Please write me back at your convenience.

Warm wishes,


[ Written by - Naaz ] 

Sample Answer 2:

Dear Jane,

Hope you're doing well. It's been so long since I've heard from you. I was thinking of you the other day when I saw my neighbour's garden full of tulips. I am sure you are still a passionate gardener. You would be glad to hear that I have recently taken a job and moved to Ottawa, Canada.

As you know, I was eagerly looking forward to settling in Ottowa with my family. So when I got a job offer from one of the prestigious hospitals in Ottawa, I accepted it. I liked my previous job in Ontario but had been stuck in the same position for a long and was not getting many chances to further my career. That's why I changed my job and so far I find my new responsibilities exciting. I am a general physician at the hospital and I have to look after the visiting patients to diagnosis and suggest treatment of illnesses. Sometimes I need to do some minor surgery.

I must say that this place is absolutely amazing and the people are friendly, kind and accommodating. Aside from that, Ottawa is celebrating Tulip Festival annually in May, during the springtime. I know your passion for tulip and gardening. I bet you would definitely like it here.

So far, I’m enjoying my life here and all the new experiences. I hope you could visit us soon. How are things back home in the United Kingdom?

I am eagerly waiting to hear from you soon.

Warm wishes,


[ by - Jim Bryan ] 

Sample Answer 3:

Dear James,

I hope this letter finds you and your family well. I apologise for not being in touch with you for a long. I am writing to let you know that I have recently changed my job and I love the new job.

As you know, I had been working for over a decade in the field of strategic planning for an after-sale automotive company. Unfortunately, my office shifted to another city last January. Afterwards, travelling to and from the office became quite tough due to the distance and notorious traffic congestion. I often had to spend more than 4 hours in the street and I had barely any time for my family. Thus, I was forced to change my job to save the daily commuting time.

I took a job with another company in the same industry and so far I love my job. It has better remuneration, office environment and a friendly management. I hardly need 20 minutes to reach the office. Moreover, my new duties which include managing a support team of 18 employees is more pleasant than that of the previous office.

By the way, I almost forgot, my wife would be travelling to Canada to attend a seminar and she asked me to invite you to a family party next week. We would be grateful if you and your family could possibly attend it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm wishes,


[ by - Behzad Alibabaei ] 

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