IELTS letters:

  1. You recently did a short cookery course. The cookery school has asked for your feedback on this course. v.2

    Ladies and gentlemen, I recently took a short cooking course at your renowned institute and am writing this letter to express how happy I am about the course I attended about a month ago to improve my culinary art skills. I must admit that although the course was taught intensively for four weeks, I felt that time passed quite quickly, since I liked the course so much. By the way, the best thing about this course was that he comprehensively taught me the art of quick and easy cooking of Italian and Oriental desserts. In addition, I really enjoyed learning about the tricks of chopping meat. In any case, after finishing the cooking course, I used some of my culinary skills to prepare delicious desserts for the birthday party of one of my close friends, as well as to cook some of my favorite dishes for my family. Before finishing here, I would also like to ask you to introduce a short course at your institute for making desserts using various types of tropical fruits and vegetables. Thanks again for conducting such a useful course. Yours sincerely, Andre Dmitry



  2. You have just read an article in an international travel magazine which contained some information about your town that is incorrect. v.3

    Ladies and gentlemen, A couple of weeks ago, your popular international travel magazine in its 250th edition published an article about my hometown to talk a little more about the travels involved. Well, although I appreciate your noble efforts, I regret to inform you that there is a factual error in your article that needs immediate correction. In fact, your article says that migratory birds visit our city in the month of April, while the correct information is that they begin to visit our hometown from the beginning of February. By the way, correcting this information in your journal is very important for the existence of many people in my hometown, because they rely heavily on the travel expenses of visitors who come to our city to see these migratory birds. Therefore, I would like to ask you to publish a correctional notice in the next publication of your magazine about a previous mistake so that potential tourists are not confused about the timing of the visit of migratory birds to my hometown. Thank you for your attention in advance. Yours sincerely, Antonio Perez



  3. You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-year-old child. v.3

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am writing this letter in response to an ad published last week in one of Australia's leading family magazines, where you asked for a short-term six-year-old baby. I have the proper experience to take the best care of your child and I would like to get a job. I am sure that I can greatly help in caring for your child, because I had good experience raising a couple of younger brothers and sisters as the oldest child in my family. In addition, I love children, because I consider them a bunch of joy, and therefore I took care of some little child as a nanny in my hometown. In fact, I find children so special that I took a short online parenting course to better relate to them. By the way, I recently came to Australia from my country at the invitation of my uncle to live with him for the next six months or so. And while I am in Australia, I would also like to explore this beautiful country and learn about the lifestyle and culture of its people, as well as take care of your child if you decide to offer me a job. Yours sincerely, Daria Olga



  4. You will go to a foreign country to stay there for one year, and you need a place to live in. You have decided to write to an agency for accommodation. v.1

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    I am writing to get some details about the accommodation in Sydney that your agency can arrange for me.

    I was admitted to Macquarie University on a research-based graduate program, and I will begin my studies next June. I will stay there for one year, and my wife will accompany me during my stay there. Therefore, I need a separate housing, different from what the university offered me in the hostel.

    I am looking for a studio apartment that will not cost me more than $ 1, 500 a month and is located within walking distance of the university. It would be ideal if the apartment had a fully equipped kitchen and fully furnished rooms with windows letting in natural light and fresh air. It would be a bonus if we could access shopping centers, markets, the park and other public amenities without traveling long distances.

    I will arrive in Sydney on May 29 and I would be very grateful if you send me information about several places that I am looking for within the budget.

    I hope to hear from you soon about this.

    Yours sincerely,

    Avinash Kumar



  5. A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your country. You have heard about a job in a local company that might be suitable for him/her. v.1

    Dear Julian,

    I am so glad to hear from you after such a long period of time when we both graduated from the university. From your letter, it sounds like you were quite busy traveling in some parts of Europe and doing a part-time couple. Your interest in finding a job in Japan is interesting news for me, as it will allow us to meet in person whenever we want.

    Well, you would be happy to know that immediately after receiving your request, I started looking for an opportunity for you, and I unexpectedly discovered that there may be an opportunity for you in my country’s company, which is trying to hire international marketing consultants from abroad, especially from Europe to promote your product in Europe. And given that you have a degree in marketing management and excellent communication skills in English, I think this work will suit you perfectly.

    So please just visit the company’s website called “Mizomi Appliances” and follow the instructions on the “Career” page to apply for this job.

    Good luck, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

    Regards,

    Fuji Nagamoto



  6. The system used for rubbish/garbage collection in your local area is not working properly. This is causing problems for you and your neighbours. v.1

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    I am writing to express the serious situation that the West Spring Lake community is facing due to a faulty and inadequate garbage management system, especially over the past three to four weeks.

    With regard to problems, the number of garbage cans installed in the area is insufficient, given the total population. Moreover, over the past few weeks, trucks collecting garbage did not collect garbage on time, and all the waste began to disperse around the garbage cans or on the streets.

    Because the garbage cans are full of garbage, this attracts some street dogs that go wild every night. It has also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, flies and other insects, which can lead to the spread of infectious diseases. Moreover, the foul smell from garbage began to reach our home, which interferes with our peaceful and healthy life.

    I would like to invite the local council to urgently look into this matter and make sure that garbage trucks come to our community every other day to empty the garbage cans. In addition, for a long-term solution, larger garbage cans should be installed in the region as soon as possible, and certainly garbage should be collected in a timely manner.

    I hope you take immediate action to solve the problems and consider my suggestions.

    Yours sincerely,

    Elmina Rose



  7. The system used for rubbish/garbage collection in your local area is not working properly. This is causing problems for you and your neighbours. v.2

    Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot believe that I am writing you such a letter about the messy situation with garbage collection in my area. And I hope that your mediation will solve the problem. The garbage management authorities in my area do not currently collect garbage in due time. Sometimes garbage is even left for several days, especially liquid and organic waste, which decompose and then spread an unpleasant odor over time. However, it would not be so bad if some wild animals could not get into the bin to increase the risk of spreading some harmful diseases. In addition, we feel really embarrassed when some of our friends and relatives complain of an unpleasant smell in our area while visiting us. Thus, this is indeed a very awkward situation for a country like ours, where the waste management system as a whole has been good for many years. Therefore, I would like to ask you to understand this issue and to attract some serious and trained specialists to carry out the work in order to provide us with a clean and painless environment. Yours sincerely, Jane Nancy



  8. You recently organised an all-day meeting for your company, which took place in a local hotel. In their feedback, participants at the meeting said that they liked the hotel, but they were unhappy about the food that was served for lunch. v.2

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank you for your tremendous support in organizing a corporate meeting for our organization at your hotel last week. The Eurostars Toledo Hotel has enjoyed an excellent reputation for many years due to its excellent service, and this time it was no exception, except that the quality of food, which, according to our participants, was not quite what they expected. I should note that we liked almost everything in the hotel, including its hygiene and cleanliness, excellent customer service, large lounge and high speed internet. We also liked the fact that the conference room of your hotel, where we organized the whole day of the meeting without problems, was very spacious and comfortable with all kinds of modern amenities and amenities. However, when it came to the food we were served, I am afraid that I cannot say the same thing, and some of our participants complained about it. Some of your items were not properly cooked. In fact, I felt that the food was cooked by some amateur chef. In addition, the Croquetas de Jamon that you served tasted like it was heated in the microwave, and as a result it was very stale. In any case, without going into details, I would like to ask your cooks to be a little more careful with the food that they serve your valuable customers. I hope food quality improves in the future. Have a nice day. Yours sincerely, Roger Rodriguez



  9. You recently organised an all-day meeting for your company, which took place in a local hotel. In their feedback, participants at the meeting said that they liked the hotel, but they were unhappy about the food that was served for lunch. v.3

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am writing in connection with the one-day meeting we organized at your Richmond Hotel on January 28, 2020. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for hosting us successfully and to express our concern about the quality of food that we expect will be better in the future. Two days ago, I received feedback from participants joining the meeting. Although they liked the hotel, including its amenities and the services of your friendly staff, many of them complained about the food that was served to us. Indeed, some of the menu items that were served during dinner were not properly prepared, and we did not enjoy the taste and aroma of the food. Soup and bread were served cold, and it was unexpected. The lack of western dishes on the menu was surprising for some participants. I believe that you should take measures to ensure that all dishes are properly prepared and served on time. I also recommend adding some western dishes to the menu. I wish you a good day and hope that you listen to my suggestions. Yours sincerely, Brian Marsh



  10. You work for an international company, and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another country. v.4

    Dear Mr. George, I am writing to express my interest in working at our company headquarters in the United Kingdom for several months in order to further improve my skills and become familiar with the global market trends for our products so that I can better contribute to my company and fulfill my responsibilities more effective. As you know, I have recently been promoted to the position of Assistant Product Manager, and I work hard to work with my team to increase sales and enhance the reputation of our brand. Nevertheless, I felt the need to meet and work with members of our global team and attend some of the trainings that our head office in London often organizes. I am very confident that the opportunity to work in our company's head office for six months will further expand my knowledge and give me an idea of ​​global market trends. I spoke with Julian, and he agreed to take on my duties during my absence. In addition, I will check my email daily and be prepared for emergency phone calls. As soon as I get back to the office, I will try to work overtime to catch up. Finally, I need your support in order to get approval so that I can work in our company's head office for six months and complete the tasks. I look forward to your positive reply. Yours sincerely, Charles Hugo



  11. You work for an international company, and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another country. v.5

    Dear Mr. Jacob, I am writing this letter to inform you of my desire to work at our company's head office in Amsterdam for about six months. Recently, our company announced an extensive training program on how to develop new accounting software for medium-sized companies, and I would like to take this opportunity. Currently, our company develops such software only for small firms in our local office, and soon we will need to focus on large business structures. The training program will be held at our head office from July 10 of next year. I would also like to add that this particular training program can prove very important for a leader in a software development team such as myself in showing the way for younger team members and managing larger projects in the future. I already spoke with my project manager to help my team members carry out their routine work without any obstacles, and he assured me that he would jump to fill the gap in the team in my absence. So it would be great if you could organize my transfer so that I can join the training program and innovate our team. Yours sincerely, John Andrew



  12. You recently went to a concert and thought one of the singers was very good. You want to tell how you feel. v.1

    Dear Amy Horner,

    I am a big fan of your music and letters to congratulate you on your brilliant performance yesterday at City Emporium, which I am sure everyone enjoyed to the fullest. It was simply exciting and electrifying me and my friends who were also present at the concert. I always dreamed of seeing your performance live, and yesterday was one of the best days in my life to have a chance for the first time.

    I am a novice musician and I started playing electric guitar and drums at a very tender age of 9 years. I can also play the flute, in addition to composing a few songs for the group I am involved in. In fact, I have been a member of a local music group called "Window of Dreams" for the past six years, and we mainly focus on pop and rock music. You have always been my idol as a musician and songwriter.

    I am sure that you are terribly busy, but I really hope that you will share some tips and help me make music better. I would be very grateful if you would give me some of your precious time to guide me, which will ultimately be a great help for me in further improving my skills and strengthening my confidence.

    Thank you very much for your contribution to the world of music.

    Yours sincerely,

    Emily Knight



  13. You recently went to a concert and thought one of the singers was very good. You want to tell how you feel. v.2

    Dear Kim Lee, I recently attended one of your music concerts and I just liked it. All your fellow artists performed very well, but I would like to say that your performance stood out among other artists. I just wanted you to know that I never saw a singer sing with such ease while playing one of the most sophisticated guitars called flamenco. In addition, I also like this little fuzzy tone in your voice that blends perfectly with your singing style. Finally, I also enjoyed your musical purity and musical intensity to the very end, which many rock artists have not actually noticed. In any case, I like to sing typical rock songs with electric guitars, and I seem to never be able to achieve the desired pitch and tempo that I would like to have in my music. I even tried bass guitars, but I don’t see any visible changes in my music field and tempo. Therefore, if you share your valuable experience in using electric and bass guitars while playing soft rock songs, I would really appreciate it. Yours sincerely, Eric Connolly



  14. You are not happy about a service you received a couple of days ago from a company and you have decided to complain about it. v.2

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am writing to register with you a complaint about the poor service and rude attitude towards you that I experienced last Monday when I visited your store. I hope that you will take the appropriate steps so that no client feels humiliated like me. I went to your store on Monday, November 24th with the intention of buying a microwave for my home. While I was in your store, not a single employee came up and offered me any help! They watched soap opera on TV and were completely focused on the show. I decided to turn to one of the employees for help, but he showed no interest in helping me. In fact, he was rude when I asked him what types of microwave ovens can be bought at the store and whether he can help me. He pointed a finger at another employee, and this gesture was extremely awkward. I was not there to ask for a favor, but rather to buy a product, and the non-professional staff that you have will probably cost your business. I'm sorry that I was in your store and will never be there. However, you should know how badly your employees treat your customers. I hope you take the initiative to offer better customer service in the future by hiring more professional staff. Yours sincerely, Irene Byers



  15. You are not happy about a service you received a couple of days ago from a company and you have decided to complain about it. v.3

    Ladies and gentlemen, I recently went to your office to inquire about your air conditioning repair services that you offer in residential buildings. But your employees were not professionals at all, to say the least. One of my air conditioners has not worked properly for the past few days. Thus, it was an emergency for me to fix my air conditioner as soon as possible in order to survive in this terribly hot weather. But when I visited your office last week, I waited a long time just to talk with someone. On top of that, when I was finally able to speak with one of your experts, he did not seem to be too interested in hearing my problems. Honestly, I did not expect such disturbing behavior from a company like yours, especially when I drove about 45 minutes to arrive at your office. In any case, I did not file a complaint, but I felt offended by such behavior. Therefore, I would be very grateful if you would have made all your air conditioning repair experts evaluate all your visiting customers and solve their problems like real professionals. Yours sincerely, Mad Menon



  16. There have been several complaints about the reception area where visitors to your company arrive. Your manager has asked you to suggest how the reception area could be improved. v.1

    Dear Mr. Reynold!

    I am writing to you about the complaints about our reception that we have received over the past few months, and I share my opinion on how to solve them.

    Many visitors expressed their dissatisfaction with our reception, and most complaints were related to the fact that the place was full, they often had to wait a long time, and there was no form to fill out forms. They also expressed their concern that only one receptionist could not serve them quickly, and this wasted their valuable time.

    It goes without saying that the area where visitors arrive and wait is extremely important because it represents the image of our company and gives a first impression of the organization. Taking this into account, it is very important to expand the reception area by connecting a room next to it. In addition, it would be nice to equip the place with an additional set of sofas and a desk for visitors. Finally, hiring a second receptionist is definitely worth it.

    I hope that you will study the recently filed complaints and make the proposed changes in order to better serve visitors and maintain our reputation unchanged.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mark Almond



  17. There have been several complaints about the reception area where visitors to your company arrive. Your manager has asked you to suggest how the reception area could be improved. v.2

    Dear Mr. Michael, I am writing about complaints that we have received from our visitors at our reception over the past few weeks. I personally looked at the complaint logs and would like to share my suggestions for resolving the problem. The people who had to deal with our reception mostly expressed their dissatisfaction with the congestion and delays in receiving services. They also vehemently complained about the lack of proper seating procedures. Finally, many of them were unhappy, since we do not have a desk and a device for filling out forms at the reception. Needless to say, the reception area and the services provided represent the image of our company. This is the first place where a potential client comes, and if we cannot make a good impression, we certainly will not be able to increase our customer base. As a solution, I would suggest expanding the reception area and hiring a second secretary. Perhaps we can attach the next room to the existing reception and provide a desk with papers, pens and other amenities so that visitors can easily fill out forms. Thank you for giving priority to this issue, and I hope that you will consider my suggestions in order to minimize the complaints of our visitors. Yours sincerely, Christy Barlow



  18. A large company in your area has decided to spend a certain amount of money, either to sponsor a local children’s sports team for two years, or to pay for two open-air concerts. It has asked for feedback from the general public. v.2

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to deeply thank your organization for the decision to spend money for the benefit of our community. I deeply appreciate your willingness to sponsor a local youth sports team or organize two outdoor concerts. It goes without saying that financial support for a children's sports team will be especially beneficial for both the team and your business. With your sponsorship, they will certainly receive advanced training, which will allow them to reveal their potential in sports and simultaneously promote your brand. Perhaps some of them will bring glory in the future in professional competitions, so that we are proud as a community. On the other hand, organizing two outdoor concerts is also a great idea, as people will really like the show and some local bands will have the opportunity to show their talents. This will certainly contribute to our culture and heritage. I am sure that any of your initiatives will serve our community greatly. Nevertheless, the support of the local sports team has a more outstanding result than building up music fans by sponsoring concerts, I think. Concerts would be temporary entertainment for the local population, but the situation for young athletes will be remembered for a long time and will give us many reasons to celebrate and be proud. Thanks again for the commendable initiative. Yours sincerely, Edward jenkins



  19. A large company in your area has decided to spend a certain amount of money, either to sponsor a local children’s sports team for two years, or to pay for two open-air concerts. It has asked for feedback from the general public. v.3

    Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express my gratitude for your decision to spend money for the benefit of our community - either sponsor a local youth sports team, or organize two concerts. Undoubtedly, your support of the local sports team for two years will provide the best training and equipment for young and novice athletes, which, in turn, will bring success and glory to our community. Your sponsorship for them will not only attract more sponsors in the future, but also ensure their success in the future. Consequently, more children would be interested in playing sports. On the other hand, if you sponsor two outdoor concerts, people will be delighted with these events. In addition, it will advertise your brand and will be a milestone for others to organize such interesting events. Many local groups will have the opportunity to speak and show their talent, which will become known to many people. Although locals would appreciate both initiatives, I believe that paying for a concert would be a much better idea, especially at a time when people are less likely to get together and enjoy together. Once again, I would like to thank you for your excellent decision and your willingness to support the community. Yours sincerely, George Adamson



  20. During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him and he suggested that you should contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants. v.2

    Dear Mr. Barron, I sat next to you on a flight from Brisbane to London on September 18. You offered me your business card after hearing my enthusiasm for working in a restaurant. I am writing to remind you of the possible work that you offered me during our meeting on this very flight. It was very kind of you to advise me to contact you if I ever want to work in a restaurant. As I briefly mentioned during our delightful conversation, I worked in a restaurant as an assistant manager and rested from work to get a master's degree. Now that I want to work again, I would like you to consider me as a potential employee in one of your restaurants in Australia - perhaps as an assistant manager. I worked as an assistant manager at a famous restaurant in Melbourne for about 3 years, and before that I was responsible for the customer service department at a retail store. I took a hotel management course at one of Australia's top management schools. In addition, I have a good exposure in the registration department. I am sure that my skills and experience will definitely be an advantage for your organization. If you have additional questions or need any information, please contact me at the email address or phone number indicated on my CV. Yours sincerely, Robert Caldwell