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20. IELTS Exam Preparation Speaking Part 2 Questions And Answers IELTS Cue Cards Recent Topics Tips Techniques IELTS Sample Band Score – Describe an important letter that you received.

20. Describe an important letter that you received. You should say:

Who wrote it to you

What the letter was about

How you felt about the letter

And explain why it was important to you.

Sample Answer – Band Score 9.0


Well, though People mostly send emails nowadays for official and personal communication, the handwritten letter has its own importance as well. Today I would like to talk about a hand written letter that I received when I was 14 years old. This particular letter was written by my father and I was so excited to receive it that I read it several times. The letter was about the scholarship result and my father wrote me to inform me that I got the scholarship. In his letter, he congratulated me and wrote that he was proud of me.

I was staying at a relative’s house after my final and scholarship exam with my mother and sister and one day I found that a post office peon delivered a letter to my uncle. My uncle handed over me the letter as it was addressed to me. I found that it was written by my father. I read the letter quickly and was very excited to learn the news. I read it again and then informed my mother and relatives about it. My mother read it and congratulated me as well.

As a kid, the scholarship was very desiring for me and when I found that my father was very happy, that made me happier. 

Tips for answering this cue card topic:

  • An important letter can be one of the following types:
  • A letter from your teacher which was written to you to confirm that you have been eligible for a course or activity you applied for.
  • A letter from a school/ college/ university that confirms your acceptance and admission there.
  • A letter from an office that affirms that you have been hired for the position you applied for.
  • A confirmation letter from an organization or government office that confirms that your request to solve a problem at your locality would be taken care of.
  • A letter from your parents when you stayed in a different city from theirs.
  • A letter from a relative that gives the news of a newborn baby.
  • A letter from one of your childhood friends who you heard for a long time.
  • A letter from your parents about one of your achievements.
  • A letter that gives the news of your outstanding performances or achievements.
  • A letter that gives the news of your winning a lottery or raffle draw.
  • An apology letter from one of your friends or relatives that ease your relationship with him/her.

If you prepare for this cue card you would be able to answer the following cue cards as well:

1. Describe a news that made you happy.
2. Describe a letter you received from your friend.
3. Talk about a letter your father/ mother wrote to you.

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