IELTS Writing: Letter to the railway company to report a lost item

IELTS General Training

Writing task 1

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You have lost an item of value on a train. Write a letter to the railway company. In your letter

  • Describe the item
  • Explain where and when you left it
  • Say what action you would like the company to take

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


IELTS Writing: Letter to the railway company to report a lost item. Describe the item. Explain where and when you left it.

Sample Answer

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to report the loss of a valuable personal item on one of your trains.

The item is a navy blue laptop bag with the brand name ‘American Express’ embossed on the front. It has two zipped compartments. In one of the compartments I had kept my 15-inch Dell laptop. My passport, adaptor, mobile charger and some official documents were also inside.

Last Saturday, 15th March, I boarded the 2:30 pm train from Shimla to New Delhi. If I recall correctly, I was in the fourth carriage sitting near the front. I had kept the laptop bag in the overhead space. The long journey left me exhausted and while getting down, I forgot to take the bag with me.

Could you please let me know if a laptop bag of this description has been found? My phone number is 0091 7889898999. If you have it, please keep it in a safe place and I will make arrangements to collect it at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Sally Rana

 

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General Training Writing Task 1: a letter to a pen friend

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You have a pen friend living in another country and he/she is curious to know about the major news items in your country.
Briefly describe ONE news story that has been on TV, on the radio or in the newspapers in your country and explain why people are interested in it.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:
Dear ………..

Sample Answer

Dear Asha,

I hope you are doing well. It has been ages since I wrote to you. I was very busy with my board examinations. It is a big step towards my future. It seems to me as if the whole world is gearing up for a new beginning with unexpectedly surprising measures.

As for India, we are all demonetizing our ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes to battle black money. The expected amount to be ‘found’ is around £200 Billion GBP. Just take a moment to soak that all in. This is a gigantic move for India as sadly there is a lot of bribery and black money handling. Heck, every single person in India could be a mini millionaire if all of its wealth were to be distributed equally among its citizens.

Honestly, from my point of view the situation is pretty hilarious. As just yesterday people were trying to rake in as much money as possible, the bigger notes the better. And just in a matter of hours people went from gazing lovingly to simply hostilely glaring at bundles of money. Don’t you think all this is very humorous too?

But enough about my country, what about you? How do you feel about Donald Trump being elected? What new and unexpected things do you think will happen next?

Your buddy,
Diksha Ramola

(209 Words and IELTS Band Level 8.5)

 

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IELTS CUE CARD #JOB/CAREER YOU HOPE TO HAVE

IELTS CUE CARD #Job / Career you hope to have

Describe the job/ career you have or hope to have.
You should say:

  • What the job is?
  • What it involves?
  • Why you chose it?

and explain why you are interested in this job.

Sample Answer:

It’s a childhood dream to become an internationally acclaimed writer and the job as an author is something I hope to have in the future. The job responsibilities of an author are rather casual. One is thy own master. It mainly involves collecting and writing the authentic facts and ideas that would be important for people. This is a great, exciting and noble profession. As a writer, the person has many responsibilities towards the mass people and towards the society.

She is a true soldier of the society whose responsibility is to represent the truth and help people break open from prejudices and create a better place to live. Time to time, she/he has to take many risks to keep certain ideas to public with can be treated with both applaud and criticism and it is then published for further evolution.

I like the idea of getting involved in a challenging job that will enable me to use my determination, creativity, integrity, honesty and curiosity to do something worthy and influential for the people and for the society. The career as a distinguished writer seems to me the perfect opportunity to fulfil my vision, aspiration and goodwill to serve the ordinary people of the society and to leave an ever lasting impression.

The challenges, excitement, the commitments, opportunity and the thought of doing and exploring something new everyday are the main reasons I am interested in having my career in the field of literature. The job of a writer also demands the person to travel a lot and take lots of challenges and I have great passion for both of these two things. I look forward to making a career in this field of interest and prove as a worthy example.

Follow-Up Questions:

Q1. What are the most popular career options according to you in the modern times?
Ans The modern times are obsessed with the idea of more money, bigger house, more things to show off and that has in turned shaped the career choices people take. The engineering and doctor field of study seems to be pretty popular in recent times while subjects like art and humanity are looked as inferior.

Q2. On what basis does one look for a suitable job?
Ans While searching for a job, one considers lot of options. One generally looks for a good pay scale, suitable work environment, good staff and definitely an understanding boss.

Q3. Which is better – following your passion or going along with normality ?
Ans  According to me, one should always follow their passion. One who does this is likely to succeed and develop a great sense of self achievement. Doing something different is what brings innovation and in turn develops the society.


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Writing Essay # Reduce crime amongst young people is to teach parents good parenting skills

IELTS Writing Essay about reducing crime amongst young people

Academic Writing Task 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Write at least 250 words.

The best way to reduce crime amongst young people is to teach parents good parenting skills.
Do you agree or disagree?


Sample Answer

The graph of crimes is on the increase nowadays. These crimes are mostly committed by youngsters, which is definitely a matter of great concern. Many people claim that this is the result of bad parenting as parents are ignorant of their kids activities. However, I disagree with the aforementioned statement and will discuss the same in this essay.

In today’s world society plays an important role in forming an individual’s mindset. Youth learn their behaviour from their surroundings. Present generation is exposed to various exploitative content on social media and internet such as aggressive video games, pornography, crime shows and lot more. I believe even movies encourage social evils as they project lead cast murdering people in name of revenge and take law in their hands which portrays them as heroic. Huge number of youth is getting involved in illegal intoxication because cinema has depicted that taking alcohol and drugs is a casual thing. There are many other social factors like unemployment, peer pressure, poverty that persuade youngsters to involve in crimes.

In conclusion, I would say that parents can only inculcate good values in their children and influence them to a certain extent. While there are other influential factors in an individual’s life such as bad company, society, social media and one’s own personal choices which plays a major role in shaping youth’s mentality. No parents want their children to be criminals and they always show them virtuous path. Hence it would be wrong to say that only good parenting skills can help reduce the crime rates of young offenders. (261 Words)


 

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