IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference.

Write a letter to a former teacher. In your letter:
- give details about the job
- why it is important to you
- suggest what information your teacher could put in the reference

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Mrs. Bhoomi,

How are you? I hope you have been right as rain and everything is fine at school too. I still remember your out of the box thinking about the way of teaching grammar. Thanks again for those important tips you have given to your teacher trainees. I am writing in connection with a letter of reference that I need for a job that I have applied for recently.

I am graduating next month and I have applied for a position of English teacher at a private language school in Tokyo, Japan. As I am currently in India, the school has waived the face to face interview; thus, their decision largely depends on my letter of reference.

In the letter of reference, I would appreciate it if you could include information related to my overall training performance in teacher training college. Additionally, you need to mention a few lines about my character and professional attitude.

Thank you kindly in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Alpesh Kumar


Total Words: 173

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 6

Overall Score: Band 7

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