Saturday, March 26, 2011

IELTS Practice Test: General Writing Task 1

IELTS General Writing
Task – 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement for a weekend job as a local tour guide showing visitors around your city.

Write a letter of application to the tourism office. In the letter

1.       give your reasons for wanting the job
2.      explain why you think you can do the job
3.      describe any relevant experience you have

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: 
Dear Sir or Madam:

Dear Sir or Madam.

I am writing to apply for the post or tour guide advertised on your website. I believe I fulfill all the necessary criteria, and very much hope that you will consider my application.

I have lived in this town all my life. end therefore know all about the places of interest and their history. I have visited the castle and the cathedral many times and I have read many guide books full of  interesting historical facts. I, therefore, feel that I am in a good position to lead visitors around these sites I have always been interested in history and over the past few years I have regularly participated in activities at the castle and at other sites,

Recently I have been working as a receptionist at a local hotel in the evenings. So I have experience of dealing with overseas visitors. and I enjoy talking to them.

I do hope you will consider me for this post and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely. 

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Anonymous said...

sample answer seems like a Band 6

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