IELTS Writing Task 1 letter sample 2966 – Band 8.5

General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 - Letter

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently did a short cookery course. The cookery school has asked for your feedback on this course.
Write a letter to the course director at the cookery school. In your letter
  • describe what you enjoyed about the course
  • say how much cooking you’ve done since the course
  • suggest another cookery course you would like the school to offer
  • Write at least 150 words.

    You do NOT need to write any addresses.

    Begin your letter as follows:

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    Candidate’s Response:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing to provide feedback on the short cooking course on Italian cuisine that I attended from 1 to 7 June 2019 at the Royal Culinary School in London. The most remarkable aspect of the course was the variety of dishes we were taught to prepare and the professional, competent chef who was our instructor. Pasta and pizza are the most famous Italian foods, and I had always dreamt of being able to cook them at home. The fantastic chef, Mr. Fabio, was patient and helpful, and I could not have imagined a better experience in such a short time.

    Since completing the course, I have prepared different sorts of pasta, all catering to a party of 10 people. My guests enjoyed the dishes immensely, as evidenced by the verbal feedback and smiles they gave me.

    I am eager to expand my culinary repertoire and would be thrilled if you could offer a course on Turkish cuisine. My fiancé and his family are Turks living in London, and I would love to surprise them with my newfound skills in preparing their traditional dishes. I am confident that the quality of this course will match the previous one, and I hope you will consider my request.

    Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your response.

    Yours faithfully,

    221 words

    Planning Stage

    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    June 9, 2024

    This is an IELTS writing band 8.5 sample

    Disclaimer

    The writing sample displayed here is the work of IELTS candidates and has been assessed by our team for guidance and practice purposes. These scores are not official IELTS scores.

    IELTS Writing Band Descriptors:

    Task Achievement (GT)
    8.0 covers all requirements of the task sufficiently
    8.0 presents, highlights and illustrates bullet points clearly and appropriately
    9.0 details are fully and clearly extended.
    9.0 presents a clear purpose
    8.0
    Coherence and Cohesion
    9.0 sequences information and ideas logically
    9.0 uses cohesion in such a way that it attracts no attention
    9.0 uses a range of cohesive devices appropriately
    9.0 uses referencing clearly and appropriately throughout
    8.0 uses paragraphing sufficiently and appropriately
    8.0
    Lexical Resource
    9.0 uses a wide range of vocabulary
    9.0 with very natural and sophisticated control of lexical features
    9.0 rare minor errors occur only as ‘slips’
    9.0 the communication is completely natural
    9.0
    Grammatical Range and Accuracy
    9.0 uses a wide range of structures
    9.0 with full flexibility and accuracy
    9.0 rare minor errors occur only as ‘slips’
    9.0 communication is completely natural
    9.0
    8.5

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    Another Above 7.0 Sample

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am writing to provide feedback on the Italian cuisine course I attended from 1 to 7 June 2019 at the Royal Culinary School in London. The course exceeded my expectations in every way. The variety of dishes we were taught to prepare was extensive, and the instruction by our chef, Mr. Fabio, was both professional and engaging. His patience and expertise made the learning experience truly enjoyable.
    Since completing the course, I have enthusiastically prepared various types of pasta for gatherings of up to ten people. My guests have consistently praised the dishes, which is a testament to the high-quality instruction I received.
    To further expand my culinary skills, I would be delighted if you could offer a course on Turkish cuisine. As my fiancé and his family are Turkish and reside in London, learning to prepare their traditional dishes would mean a lot to me. I am confident that such a course would be as impeccably conducted as the Italian cuisine course, and I hope you will consider my suggestion.
    Thank you for considering my feedback. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Yours faithfully,
    154 words

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