IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in a city museum shop during the holidays. You decide to apply for the job. 

Write a letter to the director of the museum. In your letter:
-introduce yourself
- explain what experience and special skills you have
- explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am writing in response to the advertisement regarding a job vacancy for a museum shop assistant for this summer. 

I am John Doe. I am currently pursuing masters in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. I am looking for a summer job to support my tuition expenses. I live in downtown, two streets away from the museum. I like tutoring and socialising with people. 

I believe that I am well-qualified for the job. I have two years of experience working as an attendant, the job responsibilities of which, very well aligned with the shop assistant role. Moreover, I have received an appraisal for my keenness from my supervisor. In addition, I would love to address the needs of museum visitors. 

The main reason for my interest in the job is to gain local experience. I am well aware that employees value local experiences. This would be a great addition to my resume. The second reason is to gain internship credits that are part of my degree. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon. If you feel that my skills and my experience match your recruitments, kindly contact me at 6513254676 or

Yours faithfully,

John Doe.


Total Words: 196

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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