• Maher

IELTS WRITING TASK 1 LETTER - INFORMAL - ADVICE TO A FRIEND - WORK OR STUDY

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.


You recently received a letter from a friend asking for advice about

whether to go to college or to try to get a job. You think he/she should

get a job.


Write a letter to this friend. In your letter

  • say why he/she would not enjoy going to college

  • explain why getting a job is a good idea for him/her

  • suggest types of job that would suitable for him/her

Write at least 150 words.


You do NOT need to write any addresses.


Begin your letter as follows:


Dear.........,


SAMPLE ANSWER: Number of words: 175 Student: Paola from Peru Band Score: 7.5

Task Achievement 6 Coherence and Cohesion 7 Lexical Resources 7.5 GRA 8


Note: Paola did not achieve a great score in the Task Achievement column because she missed one of the dot points above, but because her grammar was perfect and her vocabulary is quite high she got a 7.5 for this task.

Dear Laura,


I’ve just received your letter and I’d be more than happy to give you some advice.

I’d usually recommend friend to go to college but in this case it’d just be a waste of time and money, let’s be honest, you’ve never been a high achiever. I just feel that you’d be better off by getting a job rather than going to college. There are also a lot of major assignments and in school you used to struggle to even get the easy ones done.


I think you’d be great at working in the service sector. You’re a very sociable person and you have a bubbly personality. A suitable job for you could be in the hospitality industry, maybe as a receptionist in a hotel or as a waitress in a fancy restaurant. Another option could be to work in the customer service department at a bank or a department store helping with customer enquiries or complaints.


I’d love to hear the outcome of your decision, keep me posted.


Lots of love,


Paola




 

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