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I haven't done a lesson about the general writing test for a while, so here's a question that you could try. I'll post my full answer next week.
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I got overall 6.0 in ielts 3months ago and now I want to raise my score to 6.5 and I studied hard during these three months and I did alot of practice
Do you think it will be easy to increase my score from 6 to 6.5???
Please answer me
I need your help and experience if you have the same situation as me
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 11:34
hello simon and all,
first i want to say you thank a lot for making this effective website. i am from india in gujarat ahmedabad and i want to take exam date but i am confuse that which examination centre is better for ielts exam from my city there are two centre first one is british and second one is british.
please give me answer.
deepa advani |
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:55
Deepa- People ask me all the time about different IELTS centres and to be honest there is no real difference as you will do the same test and the examiners are centrally trained. The only real difference is in the listening test where one location may have better acoustics than another.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 21:41
I am writing to tell you that i plan to finish my responsibility in next month,and i hope that i can get your full understanding and support as well.
It's costed me one month before i finally made this decision.My wife have been relocated in her job from Indian to England,and she will bring our children together for primary school in London,that means if i left in Bangalore alone,i would have less chance to spend time with family.That is root cause to push me leaving current lovable work.
It is very valuable to work with you and you have taught me much both in work and personal.I still remember the first week i entered your department and you transfered the rules and remarks to me.Under your coaching, i achieved many targets which was impossible for me without your direction.Furthermore, i also learned from your personal experience and made many important milestones such as estate investment.I will be always grateful for your kindness help.
As i need to work in England,would you mind writing a reference letter for my next decent work.Your recommend is very vital for my future development.Thank you in advance.
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 02:40
Hi Simon ,
Here is my Letter for Task1. Please let me know your comments.
I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my current job as a junior sales executive with effect from 21st October 21, 2013.
I have been working in this organization since 2009 and I have immensely enjoyed working here. However, I have got an opportunity to work as a senior Manager in one of the leading MNCS in London. I have decided to take this opportunity as the role they are offering is quite good and will get an opportunity to work with international clients which will be very good break for my career.
I have learnt a lot from here in these 5 years of my career, right from basic email writing to creating of new proposals for business and handling of critical situations effectively. I have gained a valuable experience which will be very useful for my future career. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the manager’s and senior colleagues of mine who have helped me to achieve the tasks throughout my tenure in this organization.
As a part of company joining policies, I would need a reference letter from the current employer for the duration that I have worked here. It would be very grateful if could provide me the reference letter.
It’s been a great experience working with you .Thanks for the opportunity once again.
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 07:04
A slightly modified version.
Dear Mr. Smith,
I look forward to receiving your response.
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 07:21
Dear Mr. Smith
As you know ihave been working for 3 years for your company. All days i have worked here became a good experience for me. Besides it hasalways been a pleasure for me to work for you. Unfortunately, i must quit my job at the end of this month due to my child’s health problem. Doctors say that she has to live a city which has a clear and fresh air and as her parents we should be with her during the healing process.
All the knowledge i have gained from this working period in your company such as what to buy or where to sell our goods has become a great experience for me. Moreover, you taught me personally how to treat customers which is a lesson nowhere i can not learn.
There is no doubt that i should work for my family’s wellfare and my doughter’s health expences. I kindly request a reference letter for my further works.
erdal ocaktan |
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:14
Hi Simon and all,
this was the letter i wrote in my exam but i think it was slightly diffrent in item no 3. But the overall idea is the same.
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:47
Hi Simon and all, here is my writing. It is very grateful if you can comment on it. Thank you so much.
Dear Ms. Nga,
I have been working at your Firm for a period of fourteen (14) months. Fourteen months is not really a long time but it is long enough for me to get on well with all my works with ups and downs here and enjoy them. It is sad for me to inform you that I will leave my unforgettable job here to pursue my master course in Sweden.
As you may understand, during 14 months, I have involved in advising a wide range of clients and therefore, I have learnt so many things from you and other colleagues through my assigned duties including skillful tactics in dealing with demanding clients, problem solving skills to overcome controversial matters with colleagues and professional knowledge which has been improved and deepened due to your valuable comments and instructions.
It is your firm which has granted me a chance to approach a new working environment in which an employee can freely present and discuss her/his ideas with managers without any reservation. Such presentations and discussions will vividly remain in my mind wherever I work in the future.
It is your knowledge and your success to lighten up my mind that studying will never be too late so that I have decided to pursue my master course next month in Sweden with intention to further broaden my vision through lessons of professors. Also, knowing that you are a person who always encourages your employees to never stop their studies, I would like to request a letter of recommendation which can prove my working time and gained experience here so that my future employer can easily know me.
Finally, I would like to thank you in particular and your firm in general for all your support, cooperation and assistance during my working time at your firm.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 03:02
Quite a good job Srini. I would watch out for vocabulary repetition. For example in paragraph 2, can you see that you have repeated one word three times and another word four times (although in different forms)? This could affect both your CC and LR scores.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:26
Here is my letter, It would be great if you can provide any suggestion.
I am writing to inform you that I will be unable to work in your company anymore and plan to leave at the end of next month.
Recently my wife’s boss offered her an opportunity to work in headquarter, which is in the United States, to lead a new project. In order to support her career, I have made a decision to quit my current job and move to America with her.
I have been working in your company for more than five years, and have enjoyed it immensely. There are many useful skills which I have learned from you and the team since this is my first job after graduation. And I certainly will keep those valuable feedback you gave to me in mind.
Rather than stay at home without work when move to US, I would like to find a new job there. Therefore, I will be appreciate if you can write a reference letter for me about the last five years working experience and this would help me a lot to seek a decent job in the new country.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 15:46
I, Piyush Patel, Payroll No. 6052, work in your organisation as a Junior Design Engineer in Material Handling Division. I am writing this letter to inform you that I will be unable to continue my duties from 21st October, 2013 due to some personal reasons.
I really enjoyed working with my colleagues as they were really co-operative and helpful whenever I needed any help. I have learnt many practical skills and also enhanced my knowledge and understandings of design aspects. However, as you know, I am from Delhi and my parents stay there alone seeking company of their only child. I feel I should be with them at this stage of their life. I am sure that with such a strong professional background, I would avail an exciting new career opportunity to further develop myself in this domain.
I would also like to request you to do me a favour. Please arrange to write a reference letter for me as it will be really helpful in my future endeavours and it will be an addition to my excellent academic excellence.
Once Again, I am grateful to you and I look forward to your prompt reply.
I wrote this letter. However, I am confused about my introduction. Is it ok to introduce yourself like that? or should I omit that part?
Please someone give an important suggestion and ways to improve if possible.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 19:33
Couldn't resist adding this example:
Dear Mr. Boss:
I'm thrilled to inform you that I'm resigning.
I have been waiting for what seems like forever to inform you that I’m resigning. I’ve hated working for the company since the day I was hired. I don’t like the work, I don’t like my fellow employees, and I don’t like you.
I am tendering my resignation effective immediately and I’m heading for the open road. I bought a Harley bike and a leather jacket and my girlfriend, Denise, is coming along. It was a little tough to find a jacket to fit her, but we managed.
I know you would like me to help you with a transition, but I won’t. Have fun figuring out the files on my computer. I can’t even figure them out most of the time.
Oh, speaking of computers, you’ll need to figure out the passwords to all our online resources. I forgot to keep a list of them, so have fun with that.
I’m sure you’d like to have a going away party for me. However, I’m not interested in the stale cookies and cheap red wine that constitutes saying goodbye at this company.
Don’t worry about writing me a reference, even though I’m sure you’d be glad to recommend my work. I don’t need or want one. I don’t need references where I’m heading. So, consider our bridges burnt.
Happy To Be Gone
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 00:47
Thanks for your suggestion. i will take care of not repeating the words from next time.
Thanks once again.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 03:48
Dear Mr Pichet,
I am writing to inform that I will resign my current job from the beginning of next month after five-year working for your company.
It is hard for me to make this decision, I thought seriously about it. As you can see that I have been working for your company as the marketing manager for five years. This is my desire job and my dream is to become a professional marketing director. I am going to have further education aboard in two years, major is the marketing strategy. The experiences in working and living in international environment is the crucial factor to embark my career in the future. That led to giving up my lovely current job.
Moreover, I would like to thank you so much for your support in all the time that I have worked there. I have obtained the useful knowledge with the friendly colleges. I become mature, more confident in communication with the customers and win many large contracts with the helps and people in the company. Therefore, I would like to express my gratitude to everybody helping me to finish all my tasks in my position in the company. Working for your company is extremely my unforgettable time in my life.
Furthermore, the reference letter from the current employer is the significant requirement of my post graduation program. It could give me more chances for my future works. It is kind of you to provide it to me.
One again, thank you so much for everything.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 14:40
Dear Mr. Smith
I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my current position with your company.
It was not an easy decision for me to decide to leave such a good company. I have been working in the company for last 3 years and I have never had a chance for any complain regarding facilities in the company and the work assigned. The primary reason for leaving this esteemed organization is to grow my career and to gain more knowledge by experiencing the different job cultures and processes. I think I have got a great opportunity to widen my skills horizon.
Mr. Smith, you have been a very good mentor and leader so far and you will remain an inspiring personality for me and other team members. Under your guidance, I have got many chances to learn new technologies and concepts which will definitely help me in my future company. I am grateful to you for being a very good motivational source and I will never forgot your contribution to my growth as a teacher or leader.
Lastly, I would like to tell you that I am feeling sad to leave this wonderful institute but on the other hand I also cannot miss this unique opportunity. I also like to request you that please provide me a reference letter for the duration I worked with you.
I would again like to thank you for all the support I learnt and received in my work tenure.
Monday, April 06, 2015 at 08:15
I also tried to write its opposite letter. Below is the letter.
I am writing this letter to inform you that I am resigning my current position as a Senior Software Developer with you organization.
My name is Tom Brown, and I have been working with your organization for last 3 years. During my tenure, I have several times complained about the cleanliness and salary delay issues to Human Resource and Administration department. But till date, I have never received any answer which can satisfy my problems. Despite of salary delays and cleanliness, I also have raised few atmosphere related concerns.
Moreover my leader never listen to my complaint and is not amiable to their down line. These are some matters that I cannot tolerate anymore, and as a possible resolution, I have decided to discontinue my job with your company.
I therefore request you to please process my resignation and issue me a reference letter.
I hope you will take it on the professional ground and will not co-relate it with any personal emotions.
Monday, April 06, 2015 at 08:42
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