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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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample # Shopping

IELTS Speaking Part 1: Shopping questions
Shopping means procuring commodities in exchange of money. We all shop for ourselves or others and it is a part of our everyday life. However, different people have a dissimilar outlook towards shopping. Some consider it a great stress buster while others look at it as a waste of time and money. In today’s time, online shopping has gained immense popularity as it has many advantages over traditional shopping.

Question 1: Are there many shops near your home? (What kind?)
Answer A: Indeed, there are several shops near my house and a shopping complex as well. Most of the shops cater everyday needs like groceries, bakery products, medicines and stationery etc.

Answer B: Actually there is only one shop near my place as I’m living in the countryside. We normally shop from the main city mall every weekend and stock essential commodities for the entire week. Sometimes, I shop online for clothes, accessories, gadgets and other items.

Question 2: Do you like shopping? (Why? Why not?)
Answer A: Of course, I love shopping. I shop for my family and myself frequently. It lifts my mood and is also a good way to spend leisure time. Nowadays I am spending lot of time on online shopping as well.

Answer B: Well, I’m not very fond of shopping and prefer buying only the essential items. I feel that one must spend his/her earnings carefully rather than wasting it unnecessarily.

Question 3: Who usually does the shopping in your home?
Answer A: I’m a busy person so my wife does shopping for home. She visits the grocery store daily to get fresh fruits, vegetables and other kitchen supplies. She also shops online for toiletries, kids’ toys, home utilities and clothes.

Answer B: My mom generally shops for the entire family. She goes to the grocery store twice or thrice a week to get the kitchen supplies. She also purchases toiletries for all of us, according to our individual choices of soaps, perfumes and shampoos etc. However, we accompany her for buying our clothes and accessories.

Question 4: How often do you buy something in a shop?
Answer A: I usually buy chocolates, wafers and stationery twice or thrice in a week from the shop near my college.

Answer B: I rarely buy things from shops as I prefer online shopping for most of my needs.


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