Letter Writing # 254 - A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • give details of the course you took at the university
  • explain why you recommend the university
  • give some advice about how to apply

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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


Model Answer:

Dear Victor,

Hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. I sure also would like to thank you for trusting me with such an important matter. So, here is what I've to say in response to your queries about the Pharmacy course at Monash University.

I understand that you also want to pursue a bachelor degree in Pharmacy from Monash University which I attended. By the way, pharmacy is not an easy subject since it involves very complex techniques and skills of preparing and dispensing medicines or drugs, and thus saving human life also. Students attending pharmacy degrees will learn how different types of drugs affect the human body and mind and how they interact when mixed together.

Of course, the good thing is that the university, you're choosing, has some of the best pharmacy syllabuses, faculty members and laboratory facilities to teach you just what you need to succeed.

So, just visit the university website at www.monash.edu to learn more about how to apply online, or just call the admission officer to ask him or her to send you the admission form and other necessary papers in the mail, if you want to proceed further.

Take care. See you soon.

Warm wishes,


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Dear Visu,

I hope you are doing good. Thank you for considering and trusting me with such an important decision. So, here is what I have to say in response to your queries about a Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science & Engineering course at the University of Mumbai.

I understand that you want to pursue a career in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mumbai which I attended. First of all, "Computer Science & Engineering" is not for someone who lacks good command in Mathematics, Physics and technologies. It took quite a long time initially for me to understand the terminology in the subject. However, the university has world-class infrastructure and facilities that anyone can access easily and learn the subject they are interested in. Especially, the computer lab and library would be of great help to the students here. You will also have online forums where you can ask for extra materials and help from your seniors and lecturers.

So, just visit the website of the university and the success stories of the students who had already placed in different multinational companies and IT companies. Moreover, if you want to proceed further, you may need to apply online before the 15th of this month.

Take care and see you soon.

Warm wishes,