You have recently started work in a new company. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter • explain why you changed jobs • describe your new job • tell him/her your other news.

Dear Sandra, I'
m
just writing to let you know that, that I am currently working with a new company in Abuja.
You’ve
given a clear purpose for writing, well done. You'd mus
t be
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wondering, why the sudden change of
job
, knowing fully full well that I'd barely spent a year on in my previous
job
one. But, the reason is not far-fetched as I'd to I’ve relocate relocated from Lagos to Abuja to move in with my boyfriend. boyfriend! (Use an exclamation mark to show you are excited about
this
news)
You’ve
covered the bullet point well.
However
, be careful of the language you use, which is inaccurate at times. I'
m
currently working wit
h in
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a s
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mall law firm. Wired Weird, right? As you know I'
m
not a fan of court dealings. But, before quitting my other
job
, I thought of delving looking into a new career. I knew I know Knowing so little about legislation,
thi
s mad
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e me apply for the
job
of a computer analyst with a law firm. and Which I know, while working here, I would wil
l gai
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n at least some legislative knowledge.
You’ve
covered the bullet point,
although
you’ve
more talked about why you took that
job
in particular
rather than actually describing it. Again, some language inaccuracies reduce clarity. Talking about my boyfriend, you won't believe it but he proposed pr
oposed!
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This
happened
last
week Friday while we were chilling at the club. I was flabbergasted as he went down on one knee and spi
lled ou
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t those words "will you marry me". So, I'
m
inviting you to Abuja for my wedding
next
month. I would ensure I’ll make sure you get the details of the event as soon as possible. Best wishes. Bukola
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Structure your letter

A letter needs to be written using a proper format, including the following:

  • A greeting (Dear sir/madam, Dear John, Dear Mr. Smith)
  • The main body (consisting of paragraphs for each part of the letter)
  • A closing (Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Best wishes, Kind regards, Love)

When writing a letter as part of the IELTS General Training Writing Task 1, it is important to include the bullet points presented to you in the question.

All three bullet points need to be presented. And remember that some bullet points contain more than one element. So, make sure to watch for ‘and’ and plurals.

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