Your mentor recommended you to learn a new language - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 114

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your mentor recommended you to learn a new language and gave you the contact details of a teacher. Following his advice, you need to write a letter to the teacher.

In your letter, say:

  • what your motivation is to learn a new language
  • how the teacher can help you
  • when you will be ready to start

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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

Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr Hopkins,

I have got your contact details from my teacher, Mr Abel, from the University of Aldora, and I am writing to you regarding the Spanish tuition classes that you offer to non-native English speakers. I am hoping that you would accept me as an apprentice.

Last year, I applied for a visit visa to Chile, and I am glad to inform you that I have recently been granted my visa after waiting for 6 long months. As a well-travelled person, who has facile command of the Spanish Language, I hope that you can assist me in learning this beautiful language. My mentor told me that you might be willing to deliver a crash course in the Spanish Language to me so that I will be well equipped to hold conversations in Spanish before I embark on my South American adventure.

Since my flight leaves on the 25th of August 2022, I am hoping you could start tutoring me as soon as practically possible.

I await your kind response.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Duke

[Written by - Sameed Qureshi]


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Mr Haruki,

Hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. First of all, please let me apologize to you because I am writing this letter to you without your prior permission, but I am writing on the advice of a well-respected person, whom you know personally, named Mr Jonathon Kyle.

Mr Jonathon, my mentor, has spoken very highly of you. Now, please allow me to spell out why I am writing a letter to you. Actually, I am planning to learn the Japanese language, and I was told that you could teach me this language within a short period of time. I have heard that your teaching method is very proficient and it will certainly be helpful to me. I would also love to learn about how to be proficient in business communication in the Japanese language from you.

Anyway, in case if you are wondering, I think that learning the Japanese language would provide me with some extra leverage in obtaining international employment opportunities, especially, in Japan. Besides, I have a few friends in Japan with whom I would like to talk to in their native language. And, I am ready to take the language lesson as soon as you ask.

So, please let me know when I can start, and what I need to do before you can be ready to provide the language lesson for me.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Singh

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