Describe an important letter or email you wrote – IELTS Cue Card Sample 97
Describe an important letter or email you wrote.
You should say:
- who you wrote to
- when you wrote it
- what you wrote
- and explain why you wrote that letter.
Sample Answer 1
Although emails and letters for a student are limited to project submissions, requests for official documents, etc., they are common when individual works as a professional in the corporate world. An instance where I had to write an important email was when I was applying for a job after I had completed my graduation. I wrote this email to a company named Ogilvy as I applied for the position of Content Writer.
I wrote this email back in 2021, in September, after I had completed my final examinations. This was the first time I was writing a formal email that was not related to the subject of academics. Consequently, I was nervous and could not comprehend what should be the contents of this letter.
When I asked for the suggestions and advice of many peers and seniors, I received several mixed responses and tips about writing an application email. So, I searched for a format and particulars of an application email on the internet. Eventually, I wrote an email that stated the purpose of the email, why I wanted to work for the company and was interested in the position I was applying for at the company.
Applying for a job by directly writing an email to the company authorities is an unconventional method of applying for a job. However, I believe that if you want to be noticed, you have to follow unconventional approaches. I wrote the letter because I thought it would create a good impression and help me gain an edge over other applicants.
Sample Answer 2
When talking about an important letter or email I wrote, I would like to share with you my application to a big company when I graduated from university.
I still remember the day 2 years ago, when I was looking for a job in marketing. Based on my background and working experience, I could only apply for a position as an executive or a trainee. For that position, I had successfully found a job in Unilever – the leading company in the FMCG field. That job suited me perfectly, so I made up my mind to write a letter applying for the vacancy in that company. According to the information provided in the recruitment post, I contacted HR Department to sent my CV as well as cover letter, letting them know more about me.
In the letter, I wrote a lot about myself, including my introduction, academic performance, related working experience. Besides, I also included my strength, weakness and my expectation for the job I applied for in the letter. The most important content, I think, was my willingness to work and contribute to the whole company. By including those contents in my letter, I hope that they can get to know more about me, thus, choose me for that position. Finally, I thanked them and expressed my hope to receive their reply and being able to meet them in person so that they can judge my potential for the position they were recruiting.
Fortunately, I got the position I had applied for as soon as I sent the email. Now, I’ve been promoted to a senior position already, but I still remember the letter which marked a turning point in my career.
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- Vacancy: an unoccupied position or job
Eg: There were 200 vacancies in the police department.
- Academic performance: study achievements in schools
Eg: Her academic performance speaks of her hard work
- Get to know: to start to be familiar with someone or something
Eg: On the very first day of school, I got to know about the infrastructure
- As soon as: immediately at or shortly after the time that
Eg: The boss has instructed me to complete this project as soon as possible
- Turning point: A decisive point at which a significant change or historical event occurs
Eg: The baby was a turning point in her life.