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GENERAL TASK 1 QUESTIONS(2018)

Jan 26, 2019 / Previous exam questions: General task 1 / 12:49 am

Write a letter to colleague who gave you a book that helped you for a presentation at work. You should:
Describe the presentation
– Why was it important
– How did it help you.
Your child is going away on a school trip for three days to another country. The head teacher wants some parents to join the trip and you would like to go. Write a letter to the head teacher. In your letter:
Say why you would like to go
– Suggest what you could do to help during the trip
– Ask some more questions about the trip
Write a letter to hotel manager praising a staff member. In your letter:
Explain the situation
– What they did
– What you want manager to do.
The office where you work does not have a proper car park. Write a letter to your manager and say
Explain the problem of no parking space available.
– Suggest a solution for the car park problem.
– Explain how this will help your company.
There is a group of people in your community that needs help. Write a letter to your company director and say
Describe this group.
– What kind of help do they need?
– How will this group and the community benefit from it?
You have bought a toy in an online toy shop, but the toy is damaged. You have to write a letter to the shop manager:
Describe the toy.
– Describe the damages.
– Providing a resolution.
You are working in a giant company which does financial help to the different group of local community. Write to your manager about some group you want to provide help next year.
Describe a group.
– What help do the group need.
– What kind of help you expect to provide.
You missed attending a friend’s invite. Write a letter to your friend:
Apologize for not coming.
– Explain how did you try to contact him/her.
– What is the alternate plan.
The local council is about to destroy children playground in your area because it is under use. write a letter and tell them:
Why it is not well used
– What can be done so more people can use it.
You have recently visited a sports center and discovered some problems and the poor condition of a changing room there. You have made a complaint earlier, but still no action was taken. Write a letter to the facility manager about it. In your letter:
Describe the problems
– Include details of your complaint
– Say what actions you would like them to take.
You recently started commuting to work by bicycle and discovered that there is a problem with bicycle parking near the building where you work. Write a letter to the building manager and say
Explain the reason for using a bicycle to commute.
– What problems have you encountered with parking?
– What are your recommendations to solve them?
You work in a company and need to take a certain course. Write a letter to your manager and say
Explain why you need this training course.
– Where and when will you take it?
– How will the company benefit from it?
Write a letter to your friend about a book that you have read recently. Include the following in your letter:
Describe the book.
– Why do you want him/her to read it?
– Tell him/her how to get the book.
You received a letter from a friend who asked for a recommendation letter from you for the job that he/she is applying for. Write a letter to the manager:
Explain how well you know this person
– Describe how this person work
– Why you think this person is suitable for the job.
You have a spare room in your flat or apartment and you want to rent it to a student. Write a letter to the director of the accommodation office at the local college. In your letter:
Explain where your apartment is
– Describe the room
– What kind of person would you like to rent it to.
You want to learn a language. There is a teacher nearby where you live. Write a letter to the teacher:
How you came to know about him/her
– Explain why you want to learn
– Ask some questions.
You relocated to an overseas country recently and shipped your furniture and other possessions through a shipping company. When you received them, you found some of them got damaged. Write a letter to the delivery manager of the shipping company:
When and where the shipment was
Describe the damages
What you want the shipment company to do.
Your friend is coming to stay in your neighborhood. He has asked some information about the local school. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
Describe the school
– Tell him/her about your opinion
– Explain why his/her children would like this school.
Write a letter to HR department of a company requesting information about a interview that you attended but still waiting for results. In your letter:
Describe the position applied for
– Why the interview went well
– Why do you need the results
You recently received furniture that was already damaged at the time of arrival. Write a letter to the manager of the shipping company about it and say
What furniture did you order?
– What was the damage?
– Suggest what needs to be done about it.
You have received a record that needs to be translated. Write a letter to a translating agency and say
What is there on the record?
– Why do you want to translate it?
– Why is it so urgent for you to get it translated?
(DECEMBER 2018)
Write to the company’s manager about construction near your home. In your letter:
How you heard of their construction plans
– What you think of their plans
– Your hopes for the construction in case it pushes through.
Write a letter to a translation agency requesting them to translate a document for you. In your letter:
Emphasize on the urgency
– What is the document about
– Why do you need it to be done quickly.
You have recently attended a work-related course. Write a letter to your manager and say
What course was it, and when did you take it?
– What did you like about it?
– What improvements can be made in the future?
Write a letter to your friend who has moved to another country and now he/she is coming back to your country for a visit. You have arranged a party for him/her. In your letter:
Give the date and location of the party
– Say which friends are coming to the party
– Give more information about the friends current lives.
You have not received the prize which you have won at a newspaper. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper with below details:
Details of how you won the prize
– What is the prize given to you
– What actions you expect to be taken.
Write a letter to your manager about a party that you want to organize at the office. In your letter say
What the party is about
– Why it is necessary
– What you want from him to do.
Your city has become dirty recently. Write a letter to your local council:
Explain why it has become dirty recently
– What problem it has caused
– Giving some suggestions.
You decided to drive a bicycle to work and do not have parking space available. Write a letter to building manager:
Why you decided to use bicycle
– What is the problem
– Provide some suggestions.
You have recently read a newspaper article about your school friend whom you did not hear about for a long time. Write a letter to the newspaper editor
-Highlight some article details
– Ask for some information about your friend
The street where you live is very polluted. Write to the local council and ask to act about this situation. You should say:
What is the main problem?
– How does it affect your street?
– Give some suggestions and request action.
Write a letter to the local council about the poor condition of roads in your area. Include the following in your letter:
Explain the situation and roads’ condition.
– How does it affect you and other people?
– Suggest what measures need to be taken, in your opinion.
You have recently attended a job interview which went well, but you are still waiting for the decision. Write a letter to HR manager of the company and say
Give details of the job.
– Why do you think the interview went well?
– Why do you need to know the result?
You recently attended a meeting at a hotel. When you returned home, you found you had left some important papers at the hotel. Write a letter to the manager of the hotel. In your letter:
Explain the problem
– Say why the documents are important
– Suggest a solution
Your office building doesn’t have parking available. Write a letter to the manager. In your letter:
Explain the problem
– Suggest a solution
– Say why parking will benefit all employees
Your company has recently introduced new uniform for the staffs. Write a letter to your manager that you are not happy with the new uniform:
Explain why you are not happy with the new uniform
– What you want new uniform to be like
– – Giving some suggestions.
You like the apartment but you need some improvements to be made in it. Write a letter to the landlord:
Explain why you you are happy living in the apartment
– Describe what improvements are to be made
– Explain why it is important to make the improvements.
Your brother couldn’t join you on a trip that you have planned. Write a letter to a friend inviting him to join:
Explain about the trip
– Explain why your brother couldn’t make it
– Giving details about the trip.
Your friend wants to spend a holiday trip with you, but it is not suitable for you. Write a letter to your friend:
Explain why it is not suitable for you
– Giving the suggestion.
You have bought furniture from a store. When you received there were some damages. Write a letter to manager:
Giving information him about the furniture.
– Explain the damage.
– Asking the manager to do something.
Your child is going on a trip to another country for 3 days. School is looking for some parents who can join the trip and you decided to apply for the same. You are interested in going with trip. Write a letter to the head of the school and include:
Why you want to join the team
– What you can do to assist
– Queries related to the trip.
Your child’s school has arranged a trip abroad for students. The principal of the school asked some parents to join the trip to help. Write to the school principal and say:
Why do you want to join the trip?
– How could you help during the trip?
– Ask some questions about the trip.
You recently stayed in a hotel and an employee was very helpful to you. Write a letter to the hotel management to tell them what happened. In your letter:
Describe the situation
– Explain what happened
– Say what you would like the manager to do
There is a problem with the changing rooms in the sports center that you visit. You have complained several times but with no success. Write a letter to the manager of the sports center. In your letter:
Describe what the problem with the changing rooms is
– Say what happened the last times you complained
– Explain what you want the manager to do
You are getting married soon. Write a letter to your friend from a different country and invite him/her to the wedding. In your letter:
Describe your future wife/husband.
– What will happen at the wedding
– Why do you want to invite him/her
You have had problems with a changing room in a sports center. You have made some complaints but nothing has been done about it. Write a letter to the manager stating:
The issues with the changing rooms
– What has been done about it
– What you want the Manager to do.
Your child is going on a trip to another country for 3 days. School is looking for some parents who can join the trip and you decided to apply for the same. You are interested in going with trip. Write a letter to the head of the school and include:
Why you want to join the team
– What you can do to assist
– Queries related to the trip.
City council is planning to pull down one of the historic buildings in your town, because they do not have funds to renovate it. As a citizen, you don’t want it to happen. Write a letter to the city council and say
What is the importance of the building?
– Why should it be renovated?
– Suggest a plan to raise funds and maintain the building in the future.
Write a letter to your friend about a job offer that can be suitable for him/her and say
Describe the job.
– What are the facilities available?
– Why is this job suitable for him/her?