IELTS GENERAL LETTER WRITING # TURNING DOWN JOB OFFER

You recently met the manager of a new company that has just opened in your town. After the meeting he wrote to you to offer a job in this new company. However, you have to stay in your present job.

Write a letter to the manager. In your letter,

  • Thank him/her for the offer.
  • Explain why you cannot accept this offer
  • Recommend a friend for this job

Dear Mr. David,

I believe you are doing fine. It was great meeting you in the party last Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation with you. I have received a job offer letter from you and am writing in reference to the same.

I am pleased to have been offered the ‘Marketing Manager’ position in your company’s new branch in our city. However, I am unable to accept this offer because of my ongoing employment contract with my current employer. In the meeting, I informed you about my current job of a Branch Coordinator in an insurance company but I did not talk about the employment bond.

It would be great for me to join your team but unfortunately I have completed only one year with the present employer, which is half of the tenure of the contract. Anyhow, since I cannot accept the offer, I would recommend a friend who has four years of experience in the field of marketing and sales.

I sincerely apologize for turning down this excellent opportunity at the moment but would definitely check with you once my present contract is over. It would be a privilege to work with you and your team in the future. Thank you very much for considering my profile for this job.

Yours faithfully,
Aman Singh

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Vegan

We all are troubled by global warming and know that it is impacting us and certainly there are steps that we are taking to ensure that its effects can be reduced. Apart from the usual things, there are some unconventional ways showed by the top-notch universities to help reduce global warming. This time we are listening to a BBC podcast on reducing the effects of global warming by becoming vegan.

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. By what percent can the emissions be reduced if people become vegetarians?
  2. What gases are produced by an activity or living things?
  3. From the given choices, which celebrity is not a vegan?
  4. Which word relates well to moral beliefs?
  5. Which word describes animals like cows and pigs?
  6. What is the noun form of a vegan diet?
  7. What is the number of deaths that can be avoided if the world went vegan?
  8. Which word describes a land which is dry and unable to support crops?
  9. Which community in the Sahara region depends on livestock?
ANSWERS
  1. 70%
  2. emissions
  3. Jennifer Lopez
  4. ethical
  5. livestock
  6. Veganism
  7. 8 million
  8. arid
  9. Berbers
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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Self-Help

We are living in the most competitive era, where it is either be the best or let it go. In this rush, people have become more stressful and often lead dramatic lives. It is only recently, that everyone is being motivated to read books and do things for their help. Some refer them to as self-help books. This time we are listening to a BBC podcast on self-help.

Listen to the audio below and answer following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What are the ways in which an individual improves himself or herself without seeking help called?
  2. What is the worth of self-help industry in the US alone?
  3. Which self-help book was published first? a) how to win friends and influence people b) think and grow rich c)the law of attraction
  4. What is something which is new and popular for some time called?
  5. What is something that makes you feel more relaxed called?
  6. Going strength to strength means what?
  7. What are the people born in the mid-1980s and early 2000 called?
  8. What term is used by Caroline Beaton to refer to millennials?
  9. Which word is used for something that is getting smaller and less influential?
ANSWERS
  1. self-help
  2. $10 billion
  3. a
  4. trend
  5. therapeutic
  6. remain strong
  7. millennials
  8. self-critical
  9. dwindling
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IELTS Cue Card Sample Question # Invention

Curiosity is the mother of all inventions. It is these innovations that help the human race to move forward, make changes and do things differently. For instance, the invention of electricity brought about humongous changes in the life style of human beings. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about an invention that changed the people’s life.

Describe an invention that changed human lives. You should say –

  • what is it?
  • who invented it?
  • when was it invented?

also explain, how did it change human lives?

Innovation IELTS band7

SAMPLE ANSWER

Every big invention always touches upon human lives and brings about changes. Be it, personal computers, wheels, electricity, aeroplane, the history is filled with the stories of great inventions. I would like to talk about the printing press. German Johannes Guttenberg invented it in the fifteenth century. The printing press uses a mechanised way of transferring ink to the movable type. This movable type process exponentially increases the speed of printing books.

It ultimately led to the rapid and widespread dissemination of knowledge for the first time in human history. Bible was the first book to be published using the Guttenberg printing press. It was the mass production of Bible, that actually led a lot of interpretations about it. For the first time in history, a scientist could easily convey their inventions, leading to a scientific revolution. Also, the literacy rate in adults increased leading to a more knowledgeable society in large. Students began to learn better and grasp concepts better than others.

Some people believe that it was the printing press that actually led to the industrial revolution, the rise of nationalism and much more! It actually did change the way people lived.

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