IELTS General Writing Task 1. Sample 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are a current student of Loren Brusque University, studying Business Administration. You want to apply for the post of Quality Assurance Manager you have recently seen on the university's notice board.

Write a letter to Mr. Walker, and

  • Give your reason for writing
  • Tell about your education
  • Describe your work experience and explain why you would be suitable for the job.

Write at least 150 words.

How to answer this task?

  1. Introduce yourself and state your reason for writing.

    Start letter in a formal style (it's a job application letter!) and dedicate first paragraph to the letter opening.

  2. Write body paragraphs.

    Tell about your education and work experience in separate paragraphs. Make some details if you need and use linking structures.

  3. Write a polite letter closing.

    Thank your future employer for his consideration and mention that you are ready for the interview.

Model answer

Dear Mr Walker,

I am writing to apply for the post of Quality Assurance Manager, which was advertised on the Student Affairs Office notice board on 2 September 2016. I believe that my qualifications, personal character and work experience make me a perfect candidate for this job.

Currently I am studying on M.B.A. program at the Loren Brusque University, graduating in 2017. I’m studying subjects that are relevant to the offered post. Moreover, I constantly perfect my management skills by taking various additional courses.

During my studies I have held the post of Junior Executive at «Hansel's Corporation» and improved my leadership skills, communication competences and ability to work in a team. While leading and supervising subordinates, I gained a valuable experience for the post of Quality Assurance Manager.

I am available for interview at any time. You can contact me most easily by the mobile phone number given above.

Thank you for your consideration of my application. I look forward to meeting you in the nearest future.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Carter


(172 words)

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