IELTS Writing Task 1 GT – Write a letter to the Information Officer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to the Information Officer at the TAPE Information Office asking for information about the Tertiary Preparation Certificate.

Describe your educational background and your reasons for wanting to do the course.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….. ,


Sample Answer 1 (161 Words, 8 Sentences, 8 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My name is Rona Lyn Olivar. I am writing to you today because I need information regarding your TAPE Tertiary Preparation certificate.
I have finished my elementary in an exclusive girl’s school called Montessori Elementary that is situated in Baguio City, Philippines and graduated with honors on the 30th of March, in Saint Louis University located also in the same city.

I want to prepare for my college that is why I want to do a tertiary preparation in your institution. I want to know what sort of preparation your office will be given us and what are the things needed while attending your preparatory program. I also want to know if you have a specific preparation course for a certain courses. For instance, I am planning to take an architectural study because this has always been my dream since I was in my primary schooling.

I am looking forward for your immediate response with regards to my concerns.

Yours faithfully,
Rona Lyn Olivar

Written by Rona Lyn Olivar

Sample Answer 2 (148 Words, 8 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I would like some information about Ihc Tertiary Preparation Certificate. If possible I would like to enroll in this course as a part-time student in 1992.
I left school eight years ago after completing the 1ISC. Since then I have worked as a sales assistant in both Grace Bros and David Jones. From the beginning of this year I have been in charge of the Children’s Wear Department in Grace Bros, Lily field.

However, in order to advance any further in my career into a managerial position, I will need to do some further study, such as a Marketing or Business Course. Because I have not studied for many years, I believe that I should complete the TPC before enrolling in a Business course.

Could you please send me the information as soon as possible, and tell me the dates for enrolling in Ihe Tertiary Preparation Certificate.

Yours faithfully,
Ronald Young.

(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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