Are you struggling with how to form a well-structured essay for your exam?
Well, I’m glad you’re here because I have some writing samples I want to share with you…
REMEMBER: In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a given problem with a letter requesting information or explaining a situation.
It is suggested that about 20 minutes is spent on Task 1, which requires candidates to write at least 150 words. Depending on the task suggested, candidates are assessed on their ability to:
– engage in personal correspondence
– elicit and provide general factual information
– express needs, wants, likes, and dislikes
– express opinions (views, complaints et,c.)
Here is a writing sample that is over 9+:
You recently took a trip with a taxi company. The driver behaved in an unacceptable way and you had a lot of problems. You complained to the company but no one has replied to your complaint.
Write a letter to the taxi company. In your letter
say why you are writing and how you feel
explain what happened
tell them what you would like them to do.
I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the service I have received from your taxi company both during my ride and in dealing with my subsequent complaint.
Last Thursday (3rd of March), I took one of your taxis to go to an important business meeting in the city. Although the driver said he knew the address I wanted to go to, he took me to the wrong address. This made me late for my appointment. When I complained about his mistake, he became angry and shouted at me. I refused to pay the fare and he then started to threaten me. I took down his information and left the taxi while he was shouting, and I immediately wrote a letter of complaint to your company. However, I am very disappointed to find that I haven’t a letter of apology for the driver’s behavior. As a representative of your company, he should behave in a courteous manner; particularly because it was the driver who had made the mistake.
I would like to recommend that you train your staff to behave in a polite manner to customers. I also expect an apology for your employee’s behavior towards me.
Notice the paragraph structure and the complex sentences that are being used in this letter. For more samples like these, feel free to join our free 45-assessment classes to enhance your own writing.
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