IELTS Letter, topic: Applying for an advertised position

You work a part-time job in a company, and the company posted an advert seeking a person for a full-time position. Write a letter to your manager requesting to apply for the advertised position. In your letter say

– Why do you want to apply?
– What are your future goals?
– Why would it be beneficial for the company?

Dear Mr. Collins,

My name is Lisa Prior and I have been working as a pharmacist assistant in Publix for over 11 months. I am writing to you with reference to the full-time position of principal pharmacist that I have recently seen advertised.

I would like to for this position since I finished my Bachelor of Pharmacy degree last month, and am able to work full time. Additionally, the vast experience I have gained by working with Dr. Loon makes me adequate for this position. Dr Loon is willing to provide you with all the necessary references regarding my performance at work.

Moreover, I am going to start a Master of Pharmacy degree next semester which will not affect my current working schedules at the pharmacy; however, having a better prepared staff member may increase the sales through my providing professional advice to patients on a daily basis. As I prefer this pharmacy over the rest, I would like to continue my professional growth here.

Thank you for your attention, and I hope to receive a positive response to my application.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Faithfully yours,

Lisa Prior

This letter covers all the requirements of the task; all the bullet points are addressed. The information is organised well and the writer progresses from one idea to the next smoothly. The vocabulary is adequate for the purpose of this letter, with just a few instances of inaccurate word choice. Overall this letter seems to be worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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‘apply’ is a better word choice here
‘closely’ is a more formal word choice

IELTS letter, topic: Business letter about organising a corporate event (from Ace the IELTS book)

This letter was written on a topic from “Ace the IELTS” book (page 43, reprinted with permission).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are a secretary, planning a corporate event. Write a letter to Entertainment Company explaining the kind of party you would like to organize, indicate the date and time of the event and your special requests.

Write at least 150 words

You do not need to write your address.

Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/Madam,

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a secretary at Etrust Co Ltd and I am responsible for planning our company’s annual dinner party. I am writing to explain about our requirements for that party.

We would like to celebrate our company’s annual party as dinner party at Novotel Hotel on 17th October at 7:00 PM. Our aim is to have an amusing event for all of our staff members. In the party, we would like to start with a live music show before dinner is served.

We also to include a magic show after the dinner and before we conclude the event, we would like to arrange some indoor games all of our staff members can participate.

Apart from these, I would like to request an experienced event ambassador, who can speak both English and Mandarin fluently for this party as we are inviting some of the staff from our China branch office.

If you need further information you can contact me via email or call my office number 67890987.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Lambert

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‘would like’ is a more formal expression
‘in which’ – the preposition ‘in’ is missing here


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