IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter
- Give details of your study plans
- Explain why you want to get a part-time job
- Suggest how your friend could help you find a job

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Amy,
Hope this letter finds you in the pink of health. I am very excited to let you know that I got accepted to Albany State University. Having said that, I am anxious about the expense part now. As you have been living in Albany for some time now, I would require your help to find a part-time job in Albany to cover my living expenses.

To begin with, I have been accepted for the master's degree program in computer science at Albany State University. The program is a two year full-time program.  My classes begin in June this year.

Although I have received a scholarship for the program, it is only sufficient to cover my course expenses. I have researched extensively about living expenses in Albany. The rent, along with other expenses like food, is simply unaffordable for me to bear. Therefore I would need a part-time job to make ends meet.

Finally, if you could look up for part-time jobs in local job sites it will be very helpful. I am willing to work as an attendant at a gas station or wait tables at restaurants.  Since you are well connected can you enquire if there are any suitable openings?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Total Words: 210

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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Comments are closed.

  1. Rustem 3 years ago

    Grammar 9? Really?
    full time -> full-time
    scholarship -> a scholarship
    The rent …. are -> The rent … is

  2. Rustem 3 years ago

    In addition:
    for sometime now -> for some time now

  3. Author
    IELTS Online Practice 3 years ago

    Dear Rustem,

    Thank you for pointing out the mistakes in the task.

    I have incorporated your suggestions.


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