A friend has written to you asking for advice about a problem at work. You have had a similar problem in the past. Write a reply to your friend. In your letter:

  • Tell your friend you understand the problem
  • Explain what happened to you in the past
  • Suggest possible solutions to the problem

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS letters, essays and reports corrected by me.

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Hi Raj,

How are you doing? I received your letter last week and came to know about the problem which you are facing at your workplace. I understand the situation and want to suggest a solution.

While working on my previous project, I also had some problems with my project manager.  He compelled me to work more than 12 hours a day and still gave me very bad ratings in my yearly review. Furthermore, I was very upset and demotivated after that; however, my father asked me to work hard and upgrade my skills. His advice helped me a lot to get a new job and move ahead in my career. After reading your letter I understand you are also going through the same phase. Moreover, I would advise you to work on your technical and communication skills; this would definitely aid you in exploring the new opportunities in your career.

If possible kindly share your updated resume with me. I have a good network in different companies so I will share it with them and this may increase your job options.

All the best!


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