IELTS writing task 1 (letter)

The following question was asked on an IELTS writing test held in Australia in January 2012. This question is taken from

Write a letter to a friend who is looking for a part time job. Describe a job you have found for him/her. In your letter you have to say:

What are the duties?

Why do you think it is a good job for him/her?

What does he/she have to do to get it?

Model Answer

Hi Peter

I was delighted to find your letter in my mailbox. It has been several months since we saw each other. Glad to know that you are doing great. I am fine and busy with my studies.

In your letter didn’t you mention that you were looking for a part time job? Have you found any? If you haven’t yet, I think I have found a job for you. My neighbor is looking for a private tutor for his sons. He is willing to offer a good remuneration. The job involves teaching English, math and science to the boys who are studying in high school. I know you have previous experience in giving private tuitions. You will need to spend just two hours in the evening. I have already discussed this with him and he seems impressed with your educational qualifications. Let me if you are interested in accepting this offer and I will talk to him on your behalf.

By the way, how is everybody at home? Don’t forget to give my love to your parents and sister.

Waiting to hear from you


Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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