IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference.

Write a letter to a former teacher. In your letter:
- give details about the job
- why it is important to you
- suggest what information your teacher could put in the reference

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Mrs. Bhoomi,

How are you? I hope you have been right as rain and everything is fine at school too. I still remember your out of the box thinking about the way of teaching grammar. Thanks again for those important tips you have given to your teacher trainees. I am writing in connection with a letter of reference that I need for a job that I have applied for recently.

I am graduating next month and I have applied for a position of English teacher at a private language school in Tokyo, Japan. As I am currently in India, the school has waived the face to face interview; thus, their decision largely depends on my letter of reference.

In the letter of reference, I would appreciate it if you could include information related to my overall training performance in teacher training college. Additionally, you need to mention a few lines about my character and professional attitude.

Thank you kindly in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Alpesh Kumar


Total Words: 173

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 6

Overall Score: Band 7

For unlimited feedback with speaking and writing tasks sign up for IELTS Twenty20 Online Course today!

Study 20 minutes a day for 20 days and Ace the IELTS exam.


IELTS Score Calculators and Estimators:

Useful FREE resources for IELTS preparation:

Tutorials on Essay Writing

Finally, if you need ongoing feedback from an experienced IELTS teacher for your writing or speaking tasks, simply subscribe to one of our IELTS CORRECTION packs

Say "Hi" on our social media channels...

©2012-2024 All prices are in USD. IELTS Online Practice is provided by Wisekangaroo Pty Ltd (ABN: 86 159 373 770)


Send us an email with any questions about our courses and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?