Band 8 IELTS letter sample | Letter to a friend

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

  • Tell your friend you understand the problem.
  • Explain what happened to you in the past.
  • Suggest a suitable solution to the problem.

Here is a band 8 letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Send us your writing samples for a free band score estimate or get a detailed analysis of your writing for a fee.

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear (Name)

I received your letter and I am concerned that you are having a problem at your workplace.

I completely understand the pain you are going through right now as I had been through a similar experience / situation at my office a couple of years ago. Though initially I struggled to deal with the issue, I could finally overcome it with my hard work and dedication.

I was working for a client called Broadridge Financial Solutions at that time. Since I was new to the technology that I was working with, I couldn’t complete the assigned tasks within the timeline. As you can imagine, my boss was furious with me and gave me a piece of his mind.  All is well now and I have picked up very well at my work.

The most important advice I can give you in this situation is to believe in yourself. Find some time off your work and learn the technology that you are struggling with. Don’t forget to practice whatever you study as you can learn debugging skills by practising it on the computer. Also seek advice from your seniors who know better.

I am sure that you will overcome this little hurdle and become successful. Write back when you get time.

All the best!


Manjusha Nambiar

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

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