IELTS Letter, topic: Resigning from a part time job

You have just finished your master’s degree and need to leave your current part-time job to search for full-time employment.

Write a letter to your current employer. In your letter:

– explain why you will not be able to pursue a full-time job in his/her company
– say why you’ve enjoyed working for him/her
– tell him/her how much longer you will continue to work for him/her.


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to inform you of my resignation in order to seek a full-time position at another company.

I will be unable to continue to work at your company as I have decided to pursue a career in Marketing. Being an international student, I was working here to support myself and fund my education. However, now that I finished my master’s degree in Marketing, I would like to start working in my profession.

I greatly enjoyed my time working as a retail associate in your company. Not only did I have an opportunity to meet new people, but also it helped me polish my English speaking and listening skills.

I can continue working here for the next 2 weeks. After that, I would like to dedicate all of my time to the application process for the companies I would like to work at.

I hope that I was a valuable employee to you, and would appreciate a reference letter from you to my future employer.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Rowena Marti

This letter covers all the bullet points from the task statement. The information is organised in a logical way and cohesive devices are used appropriately. The range of vocabulary is adequate for the purpose of this letter. Sentence structures are varied and the grammar is well controlled. Overall this letter seems to be worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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IELTS Letter, topic: Inviting a friend to a family party

Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to your family party. In your letter

– Explain why you are organizing the party.
– Describe what you are planning to do.
– Say how important it is to have your friend at the party.


Dear Peter,

I hope you and your family are doing well. It is my sister’s birthday this weekend, and we are throwing a little party for family and close friends. You should definitely come!

The party is going be at the café in High Street, where we used to spend a lot of quality time together. I’m sure you know the way to the café very well, but in case you can’t remember simply text me, and I will send you directions. The program for the party is quite fun; we are going to eat, listen to music, and I’ll bring a specially ordered cake with my sister’s name written on it.

You and I have been friends for so long, and you know how much my sister loves you. She will be thrilled if you come. Also, I know you haven’t seen each other for a long time, since you left town to start university. I hope you are doing well in there, and my sister and I would love to hear all about it at the party.

Hope to see you very soon.



The purpose of this letter is clear, and all parts of the question were covered in its three paragraphs. This response is easy to read, thanks to the logical flow of ideas and fluency in their presentation. The vocabulary used here achieves an informal tone that this type of letter requires. Overall this letter seems to be worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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