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IELTS Letters – Band 7

IELTS Writing – samples of IELTS letters of Band 7

IELTS Letter, topic: a migrant writes a letter to a friend

You migrated to another country. Write a letter to your friend to describe your present life and tell him/her why you chose this country.

Dear Linda,

I’m sorry I haven’t been writing to you for such a long time. I am that I have migrated to Perth, Australia. My family and I arrived in Perth on the and we have finally settled down.

We migrated to Perth because my sisters and their families have also migrated there three years ago. We have planed to join them in Perth and also did this for the children’s education and their future as well.

We have just settled in our new house and the kids are enjoying the pool almost every day. They have been attending a public school and have made quite a lot of friends. The people here are very friendly and helpful. John has also found a job near the city. The working environment here according to John is very different from Malaysia. As for me, I am a full time housewife, enjoying the morning coffee with the newspaper.

Do let me know when you plan to visit Perth and you are always welcome to stay at my new house.

With love,

This is a good letter. It has the correct structure, the task is covered, the sentences are nicely built and it leaves a good impression because of the fluency of the language. See comments underlined in blue for minor corrections. Overall, this looks like a band 7 letter.

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Use less formal language (writing to let you know)
Use words, not figures (the third of April )

IELTS Letter, topic: item left on the bus

Write a letter to a bus company saying you have left something valuable on the bus and tell them what to do if they find it.

Dear Sir/Madam,

The reason I am writing this letter to you is because I have left my bag bus which I took. It was on Tuesday 5th of August at around 3:00pm. The bus station the bus was at Jalan Pinang (bus no 55) and I got at Jalan Tujuan.

I have tried to locate the bus and the driver but was unable too. with some samples of custom-made jewellery of my company. There were 165 of it in the bag. It’s the last set of samples that I have. the samples .

If you have found it could you please call me on 03 5192 6541 or email me at and I will arrange a pick-up from your office.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully
S. Chua

This letter needs some work. It covers the task and has the right structure. However the structure of the sentences needs some attention as well as the accuracy of expressions (see comments underlined in blue for more details). Overall, this looks like a Band 6.5 letter.

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on you company’s
Where I boarded
The bag I lost was brown
we have nothing to show to our customers