IELTS Cue Card # Important Letter

There are so many times when instead of choosing a direct face to face conversation, we choose letter or emails to express ourselves. Some of them are the

Describe an important letter you wrote to someone.

You should say:

  • When you wrote it
  • Whom you wrote it to
  • What it was about

And explain why it was an important letter.

Sample Answer One

There have been many letters that I have written which too an extent have shaped my life but I remember writing a letter to a friend I drifted apart after some misunderstandings. For a very long time, I wanted to know the reasons behind the things that happened in between us and why we tried to do the things that we did.
It was almost frustrating and annoying and after three years I gathered all the courage and wrote to him.

I told him about how I felt about our relation and what irritated me and how I felt after it all was over. The entire journey of three years, I penned it down, hoping for some explanation on his behalf as to why he did what he did. But, for my shock or surprise, he simply told me that he has forgotten everything and even if something had happen in the past, it is all over and there is no specific reason behind it.

I was shattered in the beginning because I truly had to think a lot before I could just pen down everything and instead of giving me any explanation he simply sided away. The reason the letter was very important for me because I could finally move on with my life and there were so many things that I learnt. One of them being that there is no point being silent in a relation and then you have to make sure that the first person to respect you and love you is you and you are responsible for whatever happens to you.

I believe had I not written the letter, I wont have ever gathered the will power to move on with my life and make something good out of it.

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Sample Answer Two

There have been so many letters that I have written in my life, both at personal and professional level. But, the one letter that I regard as truly important for me and the one which actually helped me shape my career is my resignation letter.

I remember working for a multi national company for about a year and it was during that time that I realized that this job is not giving me any fun and excitement to live about. There is a fixed salary that I get and there is nothing much more than that. No targets to meet and nothing exciting.

There is no work pressure and the feeling of getting things done, because you are working as a team and it is more about collective, so neither the praise nor the punishment comes to individual and I think in some ways it takes away the individuality from the person.

The reason the letter is very important for me is because I had to think lot of times and it was after I had written around 3 resignation letters that I finally decided that I want to do something else with my life. It was a great experience in that company but what was great was to be able to end the journey at the right time. So, I had to fight with my friends and family and the people who care for me the most and then do something that is best for me.

It was after that letter that I realized that I do have lot of courage and can do whatever I want to in my life.

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Writing task 2: It is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school.

Writing task 2
Some experts believe that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school.
Do the advantages of this outweigh the drawbacks?
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Foreign languages have become a key component of school curriculum in many parts of the world. But, whether children should learn them at primary or secondary school is a topic of frequent discussion. Some people argue that children should be introduced to international languages at primary level. Personally, I believe that the pros of this early exposure of foreign languages outnumber the cons.

To begin with, in today’s globalized world, it is almost impossible to deny the significance of being a bilingual or a multilingual. Our foreign language abilities play a defining role in every field, be it finding a dream job in a multinational company or settling in a new country. Therefore, teaching international languages to young pupils is a major step towards their bright future. More importantly, children’s minds are highly receptive when they are young. They can learn anything much more quickly than adults and are not afraid of making mistakes. These early language lessons can not only boost the confidence level of learners but also help them attain native-like fluency. These classes will also have a positive impact on children’s social life.

On the other hand, the negatives of making children learn an international language when they do not understand its value should not be overlooked. Most schools, especially the Asian ones, have many subjects like science, mathematics, history and geography etc. in their curriculum. As a result, young students have a lot to learn. So, including one more subject in the form of a foreign language definitely puts additional pressure on children. Some learners find it hard to cope with this extra work. It is often observed that if students do not get the support they need, they tend to lose their interest in the language.

To sum up, language acquisition is a gradual process. The sooner it begins, the better the results will be. I believe that careful lesson planning can make the entire learning experience enjoyable and rewarding for every child.

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IELTS Letter Sample Answer # Job Application

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You have seen an advertisement in the English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum during the holidays.
Write a letter to the director of the museum. In your letter:

  • introduce yourself
  • explain what experience and skill you already have
  • explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

I am writing to apply for the job in the City Museum which you advertised recently in the newspaper. I am a student at the University of Michigan and can communicate with a flare. Presently, I am in the second year studying Mathematics and I thought I will be able to assist you in the job well.

My term finishes on 3rd of July and I am free until 20 September. Last year, I worked as a tourist guide serving the tourist and showing them the places around. I would like to have the opportunity to meet people and practice my English.

Museums are one place that does excite me as they have so much to tell about the past. I have often been in your museum and am familiar with the items yo have.

Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Avantika

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Who Are You?

Who are you? This is one of the most important questions one deals with in life. Not knowing who exactly you are and what you want in life, often leads into living a life not that exciting. This time we are listening to a BBC audio that talks about who are you?

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes english.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which word describes a white skinned and European person?
  2. Which word describes who or what a person is?
  3. What percentage of the UK population described themselves as ethnically mixed?
  4. What word describes an attractive girl with delicate complexion?
  5. Which word describes the skin color of an individual?
  6. What is a society made from people of different countries who live together called?
  7. What word describes an individual who is raised by parents that are not biologically their?
  8. Which word describes to join a group of people?
  9. Which word describes something that is important in creating our sense of identity?
  10. What word does the speaker use for hiding what you are thinking or feeling?
ANSWERS
  1. Caucasian
  2. identity
  3. 0.9%
  4. English rose
  5. complexion
  6. melting point
  7. adopted
  8. integrate
  9. formative
  10. reserve

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