IELTS Writing Task 1 letter sample 3179– Band 7.5

General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 - Letter

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A museum near your home is looking for people to do part-time voluntary/unpaid work. You would like to do some voluntary/unpaid work at the museum.
Write a letter to the museum director to apply for the unpaid work. In your letter:
  • Explain why you want to do voluntary work at the museum.
  • Describe some skills and qualities you have that would be useful.
  • Give details of when you would be available for work.
  • Write at least 150 words.

    You do NOT need to write any addresses.

    Begin your letter as follows:

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    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.

    Candidate’s Response:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing to volunteer for the position of unsalaried part-time employee at the National Museum of England, located on 24 Baker Street, London, which is actually very close to where I live. I have just graduated from a Master’s program in archeology from Cambridge University and this position is a great opportunity for me to gain some experience as well as putting my knowledge into practice. Moreover, I am planning on applying for a Ph.D. program next year and a voluntary position such as this alongside with your recommendation can really increase the chances of my being admitted.

    During my Master’s program, I specialized in and wrote my thesis on the history of Homo sapiens that I believe can be useful to the museum since you are launching a new exhibition on the evolution of mankind next month. In addition, I was the dean of students for a year at our faculty in college that has made me very comfortable in cooperating with others in a team. Thus, I consider myself a suitabe candidate for this position.

    To start working with you for three days a week from 14th August, 2020 onwards would be ideal for me. However, if this is not convenient for the museum’s working schedule, I am willing to negotiate an earlier or later start.

    I hope you take this into consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully,

    242 words

    Planning Stage

    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    July 9, 2024

    This is an IELTS writing band 7.5 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)
    9.0 fully satisfies all the requirements of the task
    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
    7.0 there is clear progression throughout
    9.0 uses a range of cohesive devices appropriately
    9.0 uses referencing clearly and appropriately throughout
    7.0 presents a clear central topic within each paragraph
    7.0
    Lexical Resource
    9.0 uses a wide range of vocabulary
    9.0 with very natural and sophisticated control of lexical features
    8.0 produces rare errors in spelling and/or word formation
    9.0 the communication is completely natural
    8.0
    Grammatical Range and Accuracy
    7.0 uses a variety of complex structures
    8.0 the majority of sentences are error-free
    7.0 has good control of grammar and punctuation but may make a few errors
    7.0 they do not impede communication
    7.0
    7.5

    Feedback:

    Thank you indeed for writing this letter. For high scores, standard paragraphing is required. The letter is effective and well-written, demonstrating a good command of language and clear organization. To improve further, the candidate could focus on refining minor grammatical errors and enhancing lexical precision.

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    Another Above 7.0 Sample

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am writing to express my interest in volunteering for the position of part-time, unsalaried employee at the National Museum of England, located on 24 Baker Street, London, which is conveniently close to where I live. I have recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Archaeology from Cambridge University, and this position represents an excellent opportunity for me to gain practical experience and apply my academic knowledge. Additionally, I am planning to apply for a Ph.D. program next year, and a voluntary position at your esteemed institution, coupled with your recommendation, would significantly enhance my application.
    During my Master’s program, I specialized in the history of Homo sapiens and wrote my thesis on this topic. I believe my expertise would be valuable to the museum, especially since you are launching a new exhibition on the evolution of mankind next month. Furthermore, I served as the dean of students at our faculty for a year, which honed my teamwork and leadership skills. These experiences have prepared me well to contribute effectively to your team.
    I am available to start working three days a week from 14th August 2020 onwards. However, if this does not align with the museum’s schedule, I am open to discussing an earlier or later start date to better accommodate your needs.
    I hope you consider my application favorably, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to your esteemed institution.
    Yours faithfully,
    208 words

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