(This question taken from IELT-blog.)
Here is a Task 1 question as seen on the General IELTS exam in Brazil this month:
A friend of yours is applying for a job as a sports instructor for teenagers in a summer school in Australia. He is asking you to write a recommendation letter to the principal of the school. In your letter, you should say:
-how long you have known him for
-what are his qualifications
-why he is suitable for the position
Here is my suggested response:
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to you on behalf of my friend, Elliot Carter, who recently sent you an application and aspires to be a part of your team this summer. It would be my pleasure to give you some background information on him and explain why I feel he would be a wonderful addition to your faculty.
Personally, I have known Elliot for the better part of seven years as we studied Adolescent Education together at Brent University in Canberra. In addition to graduating with distinction, Elliot spent each of his university summers volunteering at various schools similar to your own. His popularity with the students garnered him the ‘favourite teacher’ award at each of those schools. Following this experience, he was offered the title of Academic Director at the prestigious Youth Melbourne Academy of Leaders, which he has held to this day. He has informed me that he is eager to take on a new challenge, hence his enthusiasm regarding working at your institution.
I hope this letter encourages you to add Elliot to your roster of teachers. With all of his experiences and qualifications, I have no doubt he will bring a lot of talent to you.