Writing task 1 (General Training) sample/model answer (McGraw-Hill)

Posted by Grant Richardson, 1st October, 2017

Here is a sample answer I wrote to a Task 1 practice question in McGraw-Hill IELTS 5 Practice Tests:

Writing task 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are looking for a job and you need a referee.

Write a letter to your previous boss. In your letter:

  • introduce yourself
  • ask your boss to be your referee or suggest another referee
  • describe the work you did together in the past

You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses
Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………………. ,

Sample answer by Grant:

Dear Mrs. McKinnon,

It has been a long time. I hope you are well these days and the Maxiphone account is going well.

I am

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Best regards,

Rebecca Reynolds


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