IELTS Writing Task One #6

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You work in a busy but poorly organised office and you are keen to be promoted. Your employer needs to find a new supervisor for your department.

Write a letter to your employer. In the letter

  • ask to be considered for this job
  • explain why you would be a suitable candidate
  • outline the current problems and the changes you would like to make

You should write at least 150 words.

model answer:

Dear Mr Green

It is now three years since I joined this company and while I find my current position of administrative assistant very rewarding, I feel I am ready to take on a more challenging role. I would therefore like to apply for the position of office supervisor.

I have qualifications in business management and I have over ten years’ experience working in this industry. I have also recently taken a course in team leadership. During my time here I have been responsible for instigating several new systems. As you are aware, many of the operating systems we currently use are outdated and are inadequate for dealing with the large number of customers we now have. If I were given the opportunity to manage this area then I would plan to gradually update these systems so that the office can run more smoothly.

I am enthusiastic and energetic employee and I feel that I am well qualified for this role.

I would be grateful if you could consider me for this position.

Yours sincerely

(170 words)