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IELTS Writing Task 1 GT – Participate work-related seminar in another country

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You would like to participate in a work-related seminar in another country.

Write a letter to the person in charge of the seminar and ask for detailed information regarding the dates, program, accommodation and cost.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….. ,


Sample Answer 1 (284 Words, 14 Sentences, 8 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir / Madam,

My name is Rona Lyn Olivar. I am currently working as an ICU Nurse (Intensive Care Unit) in a tertiary level and private hospital called the Urdaneta City Sacred Heart Hospital which is situated in the province of Pangasinan here in the Philippines. I have learned in our ICU Department that your expert team will be conducted an EKG (Electrocardiogram) thorough training in Singapore. I am writing to you today because I would also like to attend and ask about specific information regarding the seminar schedules, about the program, accommodation and the cost.

Firstly, with regards to dates and time, I would like to ask when will be the seminar held. How many days will it take and how many hours in a day will we have to engage. What time would the training be started and ended?

Secondly, I would also want to know what would be the topic outline of the program, the things we are required to bring something in and what would be the benefits for us Registered nurses who will be attending the seminar.

And finally, I would also like to know about the accommodation and the cost. Since I am living here in the Philippines, and Singapore is about 3 1/2 hours from my country and I have no any relatives or friends in that country. Will you be helping us for our place or we need to have a booking in a hotel? And also because it is my first time to travel abroad, I do not know how much will I be needing to spend with it.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon regarding my concerns.

Yours faithfully,

Written by Rona Lyn Olivar

Sample Answer 2 (201 Words, 16 Sentences, 14 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to request information regarding the conference that is being arranged by your organization in the next month, advertised in the local newspaper. I was wondering if I could acquire detailed information about the program beforehand then it would be worthwhile to plan the trip appropriately.

Mainly, I’d like to receive details about below points:

• I heard the symposium is three days long but exact dates are expected to sanction the leaves from work.
• Expected basic level of course knowledge before actually attending the conclave.
• Venue details with navigational maps, if possible.
• Sitting arrangements available, auditorium or a hotel boutique, for instance, with sitting capacity.
• If laptop and other stationary items are required or not.
• Accommodation type half board or full board.
• Total price of the entire program with early bird discount if bookings are done well in advance for three persons.

I’m hoping to receive this information for above points no later than one week before the scheduled starting date of the seminar. You could send the information via Fax or can send an email on Your help and time will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely yours,

(Source: Written by Noghan Odedra, NB: Follow the above writing structure for getting higher IELTS band score in the examination. This sample answer can be an example of good writing out of many possible approaches.)

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