IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You are staying in a country where the main language is English. You are looking for an opportunity to do volunteer work in a developing country.

Write a letter to the organization you want to work with and tell them:

  • Why you are interested in working with them
  • What skills and experience you have
  • How long you are available to volunteer

Write at least 150 words.


Model Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am studying Big Data at the Edith Cowan University in Australia. I have been studying here for the past one and a half years. I am writing to you to apply for volunteer work at your prestigious company.



I have worked as a Data Scientist in my home country for a span of two years. Therefore, I have skills in Python programming language and am well versed in machine learning jargons. In addition to that I have ample experience in real life implementation of various algorithms. I have looked into your projects and the services your company is providing from your website. I find my line of studies and experience quite similar to the work your organization is performing. Therefore, I consider myself to be competent enough to be able to help you in your projects.   

I will be available to work in the evening and on the weekends as I have classes during the daytime. I will be able to join from the beginning of next month.

I hope you will consider me for some volunteer work at your esteemed organization. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Rabya Mahmood

Total Words: 194

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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1 Comment
  1. Anonymous 3 months ago

    Dear Sir,
    I am writing this to inform you that I am pursuing my Ph D. in English literature at the Westley college. I have been studying here for the past one and half year and would like to apply for volunteer position at your company.
    I am aware that your organization is helping various kids in improving there reading skills. I also perceived that your team is work with parents and schools to accomplish this. From your website I see that you work with immigrant families to expand their English skills whereupon am pleased and ecstatic with service your firm is offering.
    I completed master in English literature and possess international English language test certificate. Moreover, I conduct English learning classes to kids and adults of various ages. I consider myself as compete enough to help you in your services.
    I am mostly available during evening and weekends afternoon as am occupied at other time. Thus, I will be ready to join team starting from next month.
    I hope you consider my request for volunteer work at your firm and looking forward to hearing your correspondence soon.

    Yours faithfully

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