Letter Writing # 180 - Advise friend on which subject to specialize in

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have a friend who is about to enter university, and he/she wants you to advise him/her on which subject to specialize in – history, in which he is very interested, or computer science, which offers better job prospects.

Write a response letter to this friend.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:


Sample Answer:

Dear Charles,

I am so delighted to receive your letter yesterday and it was a pleasant surprise to know that you have already completed your high school and would get admitted to a university soon. How time does fly!

You have asked my opinion on which subject to take as the major. I think you should follow your own instinct and go for something you feel passionate about.

I know you very closely and can advise that you do better when you feel connected to something. From your letter, I can understand that your personal choice is history but your parents want you to follow your elder cousin Ryan's track who is earning a lot from his IT career. Who says you cannot have a great career if you take history? I can give you many examples when someone from a more demanding subject is doing mediocrely while someone from a traditional subject is doing quite excellent.

I guess you personally want to study history, I have got that impression from your letter, and that's why I would advise you to follow your own track and set an example for others instead of blindly walking through a street you do not want to be in.   

Warm wishes,


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0 # Cleo 2019-02-14 01:32
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