Sample Letter To an English Speaking Friend

You have started to work in a new company. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend.

In your letter, you should include details about

  • Explain why you have changed your job 
  • Describe your new job
  • Tell him/her your other news 

Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ________,

IELTS Letter 1 to an English speaking friend about the job change

Introduction

Dear Anne, 

How are you? I hope you are enjoying your winter holidays. I am sorry it has taken me so long to write back. I have been swamped recently. 

Body Paragraph 1 on why you changed the job

I am thrilled to inform you that I’ve started to work in a new company newly. As I told you last time, my life became very much busy due to my previous company’s hectic work schedule. Also, I could not find time to try anything new. 

Body Paragraph 2 on your new job

Nowadays, I design customised programs for global clients, and I meet many new people almost every alternative day due to a wide variety of network. I am learning many different things, and this is quite amazing. Moreover, the ambience is so relaxed here, and I feel tension-free, as my co-workers are very friendly, cheerful and quite helpful.  

Body Paragraph 3 on additional news

I really feel so good nowadays as I’ve moved to a new beautiful city for this fresh start. I would like to tell you, my dear, how much healthy I feel nowadays as I prefer to go by walk to my office as it is pretty close to where I stay. I spend my weekends at my college friend’s homes as some of them live in the same city. I feel so refreshing spending time with them as it is a trip down memory lane. Also, I nearly forgot to give you some more good news, I’ve planned a surprise holiday trip for our group, and I’m inviting you to join this as this might become one of the best holidays in our life. I know how much we both love exploring new places. 

End Paragraph

Well, that’s all for now. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Take care of yourself.

Love and regards,

Vaishnavi

Review of IELTS Letter 1 to an English speaking friend about the job change

Strengths of the writer

The writer has understood the scope of the task and presents it in an appropriate tone. The writer addresses almost all the instructions very well. The writer uses connectors and linking devices appropriately. Throughout the letter, the writer uses a sufficient variety of words with some precision. Most of the times, the grammatical errors do not affect the intended communication. 

Weaknesses of the writer and Solution 

There are grammatical errors related to singular-plural word usage and preposition usage, which affects the smooth flow of ideas in the letter. The writer has repeated the word ‘quite’ many times in the letter. At few places, the use of adjectives is awkward, which does not produce the desired effect.

 The first instruction about the reason for leaving the previous job could have been explored in detail. In some places, the ideas are repeated unnecessarily. For example: 

“I have been swamped recently…. As I told you last time, my life became very much busy due to my previous company’s hectic work schedule. Also, I could not find time to try anything new…”

Instead, the writer could have tried something like…

“I am thrilled to inform you that I’ve started working in a new company. As I’ve told you before, my life was so hectic due to the work schedule in my previous company that I could not find time to try anything new.” 

IELTS Letter 2 to an English speaking friend about the job change

Introduction

Dear John

How are you? I hope this letter finds you in good health. I still remember our discussion the last month about switching jobs in different companies.

Body Paragraph 1 on why you changed the job

Recently I have changed my job in another manufacturing industry. In my previous company, I was working as a planning engineer. Unfortunately due to some contractual issues our company faced significant financial loss and so we were forced to reduce the workforce. As a result, I had to change my employment.

Body Paragraph 2 on your new job

Now I am working in a reputed automotive industry as a production planning and purchase engineer. There are challenging responsibilities and, at the same time, flexible work hours. Additionally, we have multiple facilities such as transport, canteen, laundry and medical assistance. I found the new management supportive and caring for people’s safety.

Body Paragraph 3 on additional news

I would like to convey some additional good news. I have decided to immigrate to Canada for better career opportunities. The visa process takes almost 6 to 8 months to complete. Meanwhile, I have started IELTS preparation and collecting all necessary documents.

End Paragraph

I hope to see you soon next month for the Christmas celebrations.

Warm regards,

Hanumant

Review of IELTS Letter 2 to an English speaking friend about the job change

Strength of the writer

The writer understands the task very well, and so he or she satisfies it sufficiently. All instructions are answered. The letter even has some linking devices and well-elaborated ideas. Also, it has a decent vocabulary. 

Weaknesses of the writer and solutions

The author needs to work on coherence to score better on IELTS. For example, consider the third body paragraph. All ideas seem separated from each other. Instead, the writer could consider a paragraph such as follows.

“I would like to convey some additional good news. I have decided to immigrate to Canada, and so we are applying for a permanent residency visa that takes almost 6 to 8 months. As part of the visa application, I must appear for the IELTS exam, for which I have already started my preparation.”

IELTS Letter 3 to an English speaking friend about the job change

Introduction

Dear Thomas

I hope this letter finds you in the pink of your health. It’s been quite a long time since we met. I have some exciting news to share with you.

Body Paragraph 1 on why you changed the job

I recently joined a new company, Techsoft private limited. As you know, in my previous company I could not gauge any prospects in my career. Also, the management did not give me any challenging work. In such a scenario, I had no choice but to switch my employer.

Body Paragraph 2 on your new job

Now in my new company, I am working as a technical architect, a position I constantly desired and deserved. My new employer believes in a good work-life balance and hence urges people to work from home in case required. Additionally, I am getting a better salary package along with a healthy joining bonus.

Body Paragraph 3 on additional news

By the way, I saw the photos you uploaded on your Facebook of your trip to Dubai. The images look fantastic, colourful and lively. Now we are as well planning a trip there. Could you please let me know which travel agency you used to plan your trip?

End Paragraph

Let’s connect online with our families this weekend. You can tell us the stories of your trip to Dubai. See you soon.

Warm regards,

Nikhil

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IELTS Letter 4 to an English speaking friend about the job change

Introduction

Dear Rachel

How are you doing? It’s been a long since we have kept in touch. I have some exciting news for you.

Body Paragraph 1 on why you changed the job

Recently I changed my job. My previous job was becoming monotonous, and I had no lucrative opportunities to further my career. So now I have joined Tata motors as a design engineer. It is one of the most reputed companies in India.

Body Paragraph 2 on your new job

My new job is fascinating, as every day, I have unique challenges and opportunities on my plate. Although it’s a very short stay, I can showcase my skills and impress the company management. Besides, the timings of this job are pretty flexible. So I can manage my daily routine as well as pursue some hobbies.

Body Paragraph 3 on additional news

But even more, the exciting news is that finally, I am going to be a mother. Yes, you read correctly. After a long time, we have been able to conceive a child. If possible, come and meet me this Christmas. We can celebrate it together as by that time I won’t be able to attend office and be on maternity leave already.

End Paragraph

I am eagerly waiting for your response. Thanking you

Love

Kiya

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