IELTS Cue Card: Describe an important letter or email you have received

Describe an important letter or email you have received

IELTS Cue Card Question 100 With Model Answer:

Describe an important letter or email you have received.

You should say:
  • who wrote it
  • what it was about
  • how you felt about the letter or email
And explain why it was important to you.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
After my post graduation from Allahbad University, I have been appearing in different job interviews and suddenly a multinational corporation invited me to appear the final interview against a post I applied earlier.

HCL Technologies, the globally reputed tech-giant in India, invited me with an email to attend an interview scheduled three days later from the day I received the email. The email was sent from the human Resource department of the corporation and I applied for the post of a designer. Following an advertisement on the Times of India, I applied for the job and have appeared a written test for an hour at the headquarters of HCL Technologies in Uttar Pradesh of India. The email also asked me confirming my presence on the set calendar for the interview.

Well, the email was about asking me to join at the formal viva which is done after passing the written test. There are several stages to get the job and the initial stage is appearing on the written test. When an applicant passes the written, then s/ he is invited for the viva with the selection board and then the final viva held in association with the executive body and the job is confirmed. I was on the second stage and prepared myself in the right manner to present my skills and expertise over graphics design. I prepared myself in such a way that I would be able to answer all the queries properly and perfectly so that I could have the job. The email also instructed me to take all the necessary documents with me favouring my candidature against the post and I prepared the necessary documents well.

It was an unexpected issue for me that a globally reputed technological corporation will invite me for a formal interview as I do not have any institutional knowledge on graphics design. I have learnt the design at my home and exercised on my personal needs like designing a birthday banner for a friend or designing the logo for our university reunion etc. But it appears that the skill I gained was valuable and they have understood that I should be a helping hand for them.

The rate of unemployed youths is on the increase in the country and thus I had been trying for long to get a suitable job for me. I preferred my passion rather than my academic background. So, I started seeking suitable positions for me and one day the chance arrived. I did not miss the advertisement and applied for the job of trainee designer at the corporation. It was important for me to make myself noticed among the others in the profession and HCL Technologies gave me the opportunity.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe an important letter or email you have received." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:

  • Describe a recent happy event you can remember.
  • Describe an important letter you received lately.
  • Describe a letter or email you have recently written to someone.
  • Describe a happy event in your life.
  • Describe a memorable event in your life.
  • Describe a good news you heard about recently.
  • Describe a happy news you recently gave to one of your friends.
  • Talk about an email or letter you remember well.
  • Describe a letter or email you wrote to someone you never met.
  • Describe a job application you or someone you know did.
  • Describe an invitation you recently received.
  • Describe a bad or shocking news you have recently heard about.
  • Describe a letter you wrote to someone you have not met for a long.