General Writing Sample Task 1 #85

Tip for IELTS writing

  • There are no right or wrong answers In Task 1. You must address all parts of the task, but you can address them in any way you like as long as It makes sense.
  • Make sure you understand all parts of the task before you start planning.
  • Use your imagination to add details, but make sure they are relevant to the task.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have decided to leave your current job and look for a new one.

Write a letter to a friend. In your letter

  • explain why you want to leave your current job
  • describe what kind of job you are looking for
  • ask for some help or advice

Write at least 150 words.

Model answer

Dear Luca,

I am writing to let you know about my current job situation, hoping that you can give me some advice. I have decided to leave my current position at the Swaneset Company. I have worked there for several years now, and I think I have advanced as far as possible in this company. I would like to work at a larger company where there are more opportunities for advancement.

As you know, my most recent position at Swaneset has been as a software engineer in the IT Department. I have learned a great deal about this type of work and am very interested in it. I am hoping to find a similar sort of position at a larger company. I do not mind starting at a new company at the same level as I am working at now, as long as I feel there are good opportunities to move up before too long.

Since you have a lot of experience in this field, I was hoping that you could help me identify some companies that might be a good fit for me. I would also appreciate some help with my resume, if you do not mind my asking. I hope to hear from you soon.

Your friend,
John

(210 words)


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