Letter Sample #125 – You need a letter of reference

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 125

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference.

Write a letter to a former teacher. In your letter,

  • introduce yourself and give details of the job
  • explain why this job is important to you
  • suggest what information your teacher could put in the reference

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………….., 


Model Answer:

Dear Mr Rodriguez,

Hope you are doing excellent. To introduce myself a little, my name is Neil Traverse, and I was one of your favourite students when you were teaching Science and Mathematics at Cleveland county high school about 7 years ago.

The reason I am writing this letter is to ask for an important favour from you. In fact, I am applying for a job, and I would like to request you to write a letter of reference for me. This reference letter would go a long way in helping me secure my dream job since I have always wanted to work in the research field. And, the role, I am applying for, is of a Junior Research Officer at the Atomic Energy Commission of our country, and they want to know about my overall performance at the high school as a science student.

Therefore, please write a letter of reference for me to include my activities and performance, especially my assignment works at the science lab of my high school, as a science student so that it becomes easy for me to get the job.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Traverse

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