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IELTS Writing – Model Answer for a letter (from a recent exam in Sri Lanka)

The topic below was seen in the General Training IELTS exam in Sri Lanka, July 2011.

General Training Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to a friend expressing your interest to seek employment in a different country. Your letter should include:

– Why you want to work in a different country
– What type of work you will be looking for
– Questions you have about working in a different country that your friend may be able to answer

You should write at least 150 words.

Model Answer

Dear Praveen,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to let you know that I have decided to follow in your footsteps and seek employment abroad. Like you, I’m very curious about the world and want to use my career as a tool to help open up some opportunities for travel.

You will be happy to hear that I finally finished my Political Science degree. If possible, I want to use this educational base to find work in an embassy somewhere. However, I am still unsure exactly which country I would like to venture to. I was hoping your experience working in Germany, France and Russia could help guide me to a suitable place. If you don’t mind my asking, which of those three countries would you most recommend living in? Do you think the fact that I only speak English will prove a problem?

As you can probably guess, I am beside myself with excitement at the prospect of having a totally new living experience. Thus, I am really looking forward to reading your reply.

Until then,

This model answer was written for visitors by Ryan Higgins, an online IELTS instructor, blogger and author. For more of his free IELTS resources, visit his blog.

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