One Of Your Friends Lives In Another Country | Band 7.5 IELTS Letter Sample

One of your friends lives in another country. You want to spend some time working in that country. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you should:

  • describe why you want to work in that country
  • tell him/her about your skills and experience
  • ask some questions related to work (e.g. wage/salary)

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Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Hi Ahmed,

I’m writing this letter to ask your help in finding a job for me in UAE as you have been living there for a while now.

You know that I have always wanted to travel and explore new cultures. Islamic history always inspired me and therefore I wanted to know about the Arab society, their culture and traditions. Furthermore, your stories about UAE economy and social richness made me want to look for an employment opportunity there.

As for my work experience, I have been working with an international logistic company in Karachi since 2010. Recently, I just completed my Master’s in supply chain management from a well-Known university of Pakistan and this could add value to my job prospects.  UAE being a regional logistic hub, there must be bright chances to grab a job with your help.

You know my family background; I don’t have many financial responsibilities toward them. Henceforth, I’m ready to take a job with a small salary just to gain some market experience. At the same time, I will keep looking for a better option which would be most suited to my experience and educational background.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,


Manjusha Nambiar

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

6 Responses

  1. Blessing says:

    Dear Mary,

    Hope you’re well. I’m writing to ask about the possibility of getting a part-time job in Australia.

    As you are aware, I will be on holiday from July through September, and I believe this will be the perfect time for me to gain some life skills and experience the diverse culture of the country, which you have often talked about.

    I’m thinking of working at a call centre. Although I have been told that it is difficult to get a call centre position, I have a little knowledge of this position from working in my uncle’s company last holiday. Besides, since I have an excellent communication skill and good spoken English, it should boost my chances of employment.

    I would appreciate it if you help me make some findings. First, I would like to know how many hours I will be expected to work daily and whether it is possible to get the weekends off. Second, please ask about the salary range for part-time workers as I would love to know how much I would earn for the whole working period.

    See you soon!

  2. Vikas says:

    Dear Simran,
    Hope this letter finds you hale and healthy; I am writing this letter to seek some information regarding working in your country.
    As you know i have completed Master of Science (physics) that is why I have some free time before continuing my further studies. So, I’m thinking to get some experience in the physics field as it would be beneficial for my future carrier.
    I have been teaching physics as main subject for 2 years in an institute. Apart from that i also teach mathematics to secondary students. So, it would be of great help to me if you can advice something related to my previous experience.
    There are few things that i want to ask so that i can plan accordingly. Firstly, what would be the minimum and maximum salary per hour that i should expect? Secondly, I want to know about the cost of living in your city as i want to live around you so that i can spend some time with you as well.
    Reply as per your convenience, hopping to see you soon.
    Yours truly,

  3. Harsh says:

    Dear Manpreet,
    I hope you are working well in your new job. I am writing this letter to inquire about employment opportunities in your country related to my field.
    You know that I am Physics lecturer in Sangrur, Punjab. However, I want to explore more. Few days back, I came across an article about British University in Canada and I was pretty much impressed by it. I was looking forward to gain more experience and knowledge from other Universities and I find it a perfect opportunity. As this univwersit is in your province I want to know whether the University has vacancy in Physics department. I have Masters in Physics and four years of experience as Physics lecturer in Guru Teg Bahadur Institute. Also, I have conducted tree seminars in different universities of Punjab. Moreover, I have been giving training to amateurs for 1 year. I also want to know about the expected salary, incentives and prerequisites. If you would inquire about the vacancy for me, it would be very greatful of you as I am not getting required information from their website.
    Looking forward for your reply and thank you in anticipation
    Yours lovingly,
    Harshdeep Kaur.

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