IELTS Letter Sample Questions # Part-Time Job

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You are going to another country for your education. While studying, you would like to do a part-time job while you are studying. For this, you need to ask a friend who lives there for some help. In your letter:

  • give details of your study plans
  • explain why you want to get a part-time job
  • suggest how your friend could help you find a job.

Write at least 150 words.

  1. First tell about the preparations for your study. What all you have done, what is left and how are you going to move ahead.
  2. Tell him or her about the part time job that you are planning. What efforts have you put in and what are you expecting from him or her

Dear Animesh,

Since the day I got selected in the Ottawa University for a four-month intermediate course on journalism, there has been so much on my plate. The course seems to be very exciting and I hope there will so much more to learn from it. However, my only concern is that the course is a bit expensive.

To assist in covering the costs of my study and other expenses, I am planning to take up a part-time job. There have been few jobs that I was searching for and have given my resumes there but I am not sure if they will accept.

I was wondering if you could ask among your friends or colleagues if someone is interested in giving a respectable job to a college student. I know you have a wide social network in Ottawa which you could canvas for me.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Best wishes,



IELTS Letter Sample Answer # Friend’s Accident

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You play in your college cricket team. Last week a member of the team met with an accident and was not able to play that week. You decide the write a letter telling him about the match.

Write a letter to you friend. In your letter: –

  • tell him which team won.
  • describe the conditions of the day
  • how you felt about the match

You should write at least 150 words.

  1. You need to express sympathy and ask the reader about his or her health.
  2. Tell the reader about the score and how you felt about the match
  3. Mention the weather conditions
  4. Finally, close the letter with good wishes.

Dear Avinash,

I was so sorry to hear about your accident! I hope you are feeling a lot better now and you have got someone to have fun with in the hospital.

The match that we had on Saturday was amazing. Initially, with a key player like you not being with us, we all lost hope but then our captain pumped us up for the game. The game began with the opponent scoring 198 in 20 overs. This was a huge score but the winds and the spirit in the dressing room, just made it up. Three of our players made a half century and we won with a closing six from the captain. For some time, we all felt like a movie was going on.

I think the weather was on batsman side. Bowlers were not getting enough swing and the pitch was also very supportive. Towards the end of the game, there was no help left for the bowlers than to simply surrender.

Let us know when you are going home and will be fit for the game. All of the team wishes you a speedy recovery.

Best wishes,



IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Animal Phobias

A phobia is actually a fear of something and almost all of us have the phobia of something or other. This time we are looking at the different animal phobias people have and what do we call them.

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What does the irrational fear of insects call?
  2. What part of the brain generates the rational response?
  3. Which part of the brain generates the instinctive reaction?
  4. Which phrase means the same as faint or lose consciousness?
  5. What are the people who have a fear of spiders called?
  6. Which word defines the situation when you can spot something without even thinking about it?
  7. What is the synonym of entomophobia?
  8. Which word describes the fear of death?
  9. What is the fear of beards or bearded people called?
  1. entomophobia
  2. central cortex
  3. amygdala
  4. pass out
  5. arachnophobes
  6. reflexive awareness
  7. insectophobia
  8. Thanatophobia
  9. pogonophobia


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Driving

Driving. This is not a new term. We all drive, right? Some drive cars, some bikes and then we all drive our lives. This time we shall be hearing a BBC conversation about driving, driving cars.

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which word is used by the speaker to define independent or driverless?
  2. Which word does the speaker use to define the way to get to a place?
  3. What are the mistakes made by a human called?
  4. Which phrase does the speaker use for the person who is in control of the car?
  5. On an average, how many people around the world die each day from road accidents?
  6. What word does the speaker use for a person that loves cars and driving?
  7. What title does Eddie Jordan own?
  8. Which word does the speaker use for doing something to the maximum capacity?
  9. Which word means to stop an automatic action by taking control yourself?
  10. What does the phrase “right of the bat” mean?
  1. autonomous
  2. navigate
  3. human error
  4. behind the wheel
  5. 3000
  6. petrol head
  7. racing team owner
  8. flat out
  9. override
  10. immediately


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