GT Writing: IELTS Letter: Can’t attend a teacher’s wedding

General training: Writing Task 1 

Your English teacher has invited you for her wedding. But, you are unable to attend the function.

Write a letter to her. In your letter

  • thank her for sending the invitation
  • explain why you cannot attend the ceremony
  • give information about any future plan to see her
Sample Answer

Dear Deepali Ma’am,

I believe you are doing well. Thank you very much for inviting me to your wedding. Unfortunately, it would not be possible for me to attend the ceremony as these days I am in an overseas training program facilitated by my organization. This training is an essential part of my job profile and would upgrade my knowledge. Hence, it is not feasible for me to take a break and travel to India.

It would have been a great pleasure for me to be a part of this special occasion of your life as you have been a mentor to me during my graduation. Your guidance and motivation have always helped me in making important choices about career and life. Certainly, you were one of the best faculties in the Bachelor of Arts course in Satya College. I will surely visit you when I return to Delhi, probably by the end of November this year.

Once again thank you for inviting me. I wish you all the best for your wedding and life ahead.

Yours sincerely,
Satyam Virmani



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Writing task 2: Why are cities becoming overcrowded?

IELTS Writing task 2: Why are cities becoming overcrowded?

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:

Cities are becoming overcrowded.
What are the causes of this situation, and what can be done to improve this situation? 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Urbanization has become a global phenomenon. Metropolises all over the world are witnessing a dramatic rise in their populations. In this essay, I will outline the reasons behind this situation and propose some solutions to tackle it.

The main cause is high levels of migration from the countryside to cities. In developed nations, rural industries, ranging from agriculture to food production and livestock breeding, have been automated. As a result, fewer people are required to manage farmland and farm animals. Many wealthy country dwellers often head towards vibrant cities for a change. In a sharp contrast, mass migration to urban conurbations in developing nations is fuelled by frequent crop failures, unemployment and poor rural infrastructure.

Furthermore, millions of countrymen lack access to basic facilities such as healthcare, education, entertainment and transport etc. They seek a secure livelihood and higher standard of living for themselves and their children. Undoubtedly, mega cities have a developed infrastructure and offer a wide range of educational and employment opportunities. All these features attract young aspirants and job seekers to cities.

The unfettered growth of urban population exerts an enormous pressure on the available resources in cities. It also causes problems like high property prices, poor sanitation, congestion and pollution etc. Therefore, effective measures must be taken to curb the influx of people. Firstly, governments should plan policies for the overall development of the countryside.  Secondly, the excessive dependence on farming should be reduced. For this, other employment opportunities must be generated in rural areas. This can be done by promoting traditional skills like pottery making, knitting, weaving and basketry etc. If people can make a decent living in the countryside, mass migration can be controlled.

To sum up, the causes of this trend are primarily to do with unemployment and underdeveloped facilities in the countryside. The best solution is to bridge the huge disparity between urban and rural areas.

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086

IELTS Ghaziabad Utter Pardesh Tel: 7840860007