Letter - Sample 02

Writing Task 1 – You should spend about 20 minutes on this task || (minimum words limit 150)

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want from a friend of yours who live there some help.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter

  • Give detail of your study plan
  • explain why you want to get a part-time job
  • suggest how your friend could help you find a job


Dear Sally,

My departure date for New Zealand is drawing near, and I am busy with preparations. I have involved at an institution called 'ABC English' in Lahore, for a six-month advanced course, full-time. It is quite expensive but I am hopeful improving my pronunciation, especially.

To assist in covering the course of my study, I aim to find a part-time job. Not only are the college fees rather high, but also I know that recent accommodation in the capital city will not be cheap, to say nothing of food and heating expenses! So I would very much like to arrange some temporary employment before arrival.

I was wondering if you could ask around among your friends and colleagues to see if anyone wants a house-cleaner, gardener, or nanny for their children. I know you have a good social network in Lahore which you could canvas for me, if you would not mine. I'd be so grateful.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,

Reference: Cambridge IELTS book 10 GT A Letter