Thanks to our kind friend who recently took the IELTS test in India we can share the following questions today:
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You had a problem while staying at a hotel and the receptionist was very helpful. Write a letter to the manager of the hotel. In your letter,
– describe the problem that you had
– explain how the receptionist helped you
– suggest ways to prevent the problem from happening again.
Writing task 2 (an essay)
Some believe that in the next 100 years most people will have a better life, while others disagree. What is your opinion?
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Tell me about your hometown.
– Was it a good place for you to grow up?
– Would you like to live in the countryside in the future?
– Do you have any pets?
– What pets do your parents have?
– What pets are the most common in your country?
– Why is that?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Talk about a café you have visited recently. Please say
– what the café is like
– when you went there
– who you went there with
– and explain what you liked or disliked about this café.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Do you think a café is a good place to meet friends?
– How often do you go to cafés?
– What is the difference between a café and a restaurant?
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to share the unexpected experience that I faced during my stay at your hotel named Ramada Inn last week dated 11th of July. And, how the receptionist appointed there help me in resolving that issue along with possible solutions to avoid such mishaps in the future.
I had to attend an international conference on the environmental issue that was staged in Lahore. The room in your hotel was selected and confirmed through your online reservation system. But, when I reached there I was told that my reservation had not been confirmed yet due to some technical error. It was so embarrassing for me because I was not mentally prepared for such an unpleasant moment.
But courtesy to the vigilant receptionist that was there as she reacted very professionally and provided me with another room and also explain that my previous booking would be canceled with a full refund and also, she express a grievance on behalf of the hotel.
Though my problem was sorted out, there should be a collaboration between the online portal and the hotel data system, and if any inconvenience occurs the customers must be informed prior.
Well done, Muhammad! I would suggest some changes to make this letter even better:
1. ‘during my stay at your hotel named Ramada Inn last week dated 11th of July’ -> ‘during my stay on 11 July at the Ramada Inn hotel under your management’
2. There are some sentences that you start with ‘And’ and ‘But’ – consider changing those to ‘In addition’ and ‘However’/’Although’ to keep the appropriate level of formality.
3. Pay attention to your verb tenses as you tend to use the present tense instead of the past – ‘explainED’, ‘expressED’
Keep up the great work!