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 your 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 John,

I am busy with preparations for arrival to Canada. I have enrolled at the University of Toronto in an intermediate language development course. The length of the course is four months and it is a full-time course. My main goal is to improve my communication skills for passing the language assessment examination.

To assist myself in covering my expenses, I have decided to work part-time. Not only is the college fee very high, but also the rental expenses are very costly. I felt that having a part-time job would help me cover some part of my expenses and that is the main reason why I wanted you to arrange some form of temporary employment for me before I arrive.

I was wondering if you could ask your friends and enquire if anyone has some knowledge about any part-time job vacancy for a gardener, nanny, or math tutor. I know that you have a very wide social network, which you can use for helping me. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,

Jane Doe


Total Words: 150

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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