IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You have been invited to attend an interview for a place studying a course in a college. Unfortunately because of a previous appointment you cannot come at the time they wish.

Write a letter to the administration tutor.
- explain your position
- Apologise and offer to come on another day or later the same day.
- Ask also how long the interview will be and whether there will be any tests during it.

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to apologize for not being able to attend the interview for a course at your college. Unfortunately, I am in a dire need of medical treatment for my eyes; thus, I took an urgent appointment with my doctor which is scheduled for the same day as the interview. Moreover, my uncle's recommendation helped me in getting the doctor's appointment; as a result, I am unable to reschedule it.

I am really sorry for informing you at the last moment about the sudden change. Further, cap in hand, I am requesting you whether it will be possible for you to conduct my interview later this week.

Additionally, I have two queries related to the interview: how long will the interview be? ; and will I have to give any tests during the interview?

I hope you will understand my situation. I look forward to hearing from you about rescheduling my interview.

Yours faithfully,
Alpesh Kumar


Total Words: 161

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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