General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 116 - A letter to a friend expressing your interest to seek employment in a different country

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to a friend expressing your interest to seek employment in a different country.

Your letter should include:

  • Why you want to work in a different country
  • What type of work you will be looking for
  • Questions you have about working in a different country that your friend may be able to answer.

You should write at least 150 words.

Model Answer 1:

Dear Sindhu,

Hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. I am sorry for not writing to you all these days but I guess you would know my hectic schedule for the past couple of weeks since I have written about it in my last letter.

Now, a sigh of relief! My project works got over and you cannot believe, I am looking for a new opportunity to work abroad. Since you know me well that I am a person who always wanted to make life interesting by making some changes, this is my new idea to work and live in a multi-cultural environment. I think it would be fascinating to socialise with people of different origins while I also broaden my horizons.

Also, I wanted to mention you that I am looking forward to fetching a job in my profession Biomedical Engineering, a full-time permanent employment in either a manufacturing or servicing company. So, I have to know some information from you since you have already been to different countries. Is it mandatory for me to get a work permit or I can immigrate with a temporary work visa and later I can find a job? Should I take any exams like IELTS or TOEFL?

Looking forward to hearing your response. We will find some time soon to meet and until that convey my regards to your family.

With love

[Written by - Nivetha Subramanian ]


Model Answer 2:

Dear Rahul,

How are you? Hope all is fine at your end. Hey, Rahul, I need your help and guidance in respect of your experience of working in Singapore. As discussed telephonically, I am also inclined to apply for certain job opportunities available in my field of expertise in different countries, especially Singapore.

The foremost reason for choosing Singapore as a country for the purpose of employment is the fact that there are abundant of opportunities available there. The kind of experience and expertise which I have earned over the past one decade can be judiciously and prudently exploited so as to give me the maximum, by the companies in Singapore.

This, however, does not mean that I will be compromising on the quality of the work that I would opt for. I plan to apply for opportunities that would be limited to the subjects over which I possess core competency, which includes Finance.
It is in this respect that I needed your guidance. I would be thankful if you can guide me the work culture that is followed and is acceptable in Singapore. Apart from this, I also wanted to know the attitude of the locals towards the foreign nationals who work in such companies as their counterparts.

Since you have spent a considerable amount of time in both the countries, while in employment, it would be quite convenient for you to compare the basic requirements, expectations and behavioural changes that one undergoes during the transitional phase.

I would be thankful if you could help me by sharing your valuable experience in this regard.

Yours friendly,

[Written by - Neeraj Mehra ]


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