IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter
- Give details of your study plans
- Explain why you want to get a part-time job
- Suggest how your friend could help you find a job

Write at least 150 words.


Model Answer:

Dear Amy,
Hope this letter finds you in the pink of health. I am very excited to let you know that I got accepted to Albany State University. Having said that, I am anxious about the expense part now. As you have been living in Albany for sometime now, I would require your help to find a part-time job in Albany to cover my living expenses.

To begin with, I have been accepted for the master's degree program in computer science at Albany State University. The program is a two year full time program.  My classes begin in June this year.



Although I have received scholarship for the program, it is only sufficient to cover my course expenses. I have researched extensively about living expenses in Albany. The rent along with other expenses like food are simply unaffordable for me to bear. Therefore I would need a part-time job to make ends meet.

Finally, if you could look up for part-time jobs in local job sites it will be very helpful. I am willing to work as an attendant at a gas station or wait tables at restaurants.  Since you are well connected can you enquire if there are any suitable openings?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,
Joe.

Total Words: 210

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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