GT 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.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to request some information regarding your Tertiary Preparation Certificate programme which I am planning to pursue this term. I am hoping you would provide the necessary details so that I can intake the course.

Regarding my education qualification, I have finished my high school diploma from the Montessori Elementary School in Baguio, the Philippines, three years ago and my major was science. I received 76% marks in my school final exam.

Now I want to get admitted to a reputed university for higher studies in the UK and for that I want to enrol in this course. I am convinced that the tertiary preparation course at your institution would greatly help me in my university education.

For that, I need to know the course duration, tuition fee and admission procedure for the Tertiary Preparation Certificate programme. I am planning to take the architectural study in a reputed UK university and would really appreciate if you inform me of the courses I should take. Finally, do inform me of the document checklist for getting admission.

Thank you in advance. I look forward to your kind response regarding my concerns.

Yours faithfully,

Lyn Olivar

( Written by - Rona Lyn Olivar )

Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like some information about the Tertiary Preparation Certificate programme that I am planning to intake this summer. Your institution was recommended to me by a colleague and I am hoping you would send me the necessary information so that I can get admitted in this course.

I completed my high school diploma six years ago. Since then I have worked as an Office Assistant in two companies and currently working as a librarian in the Johnson Library. However, in order to advance my career and to be in a better job sector, I will need to do some further study, perhaps in Marketing or Management. Because I have a long study gap, I believe that I should complete the Tertiary Preparation Certificate course before enrolling in the Bachelor course in a university.

Please send me the necessary information along with the admission form to my mail address mentioned at the top at your convenience. I intend to start the next summer.  

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Watson

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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 were 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.SincerelyJones.
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