Ielts GT Writing Task 1 Sample 60

You have been offered a promotion at work but are unsure whether to accept it. Write a letter to a mentor or trusted colleague seeking advice on the decision. Include: 

  • Details about the job offer.
  • Your current role.
  • Any concerns or considerations you have about accepting the promotion.

Dear Katherine,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to seek your advice regarding a recent job offer I’ve received. The promotion entails a shift from my current role as a senior researcher to a managerial position overseeing a team of scientists.

While I’m honored by the recognition and opportunity, I can’t shake off some concerns. I’ve always thrived in the research domain, and this transition into management feels daunting. I worry about losing touch with the hands-on work I love and whether I’ll be able to effectively lead and support my team.

Moreover, there’s the added responsibility and pressure that come with management roles. Balancing administrative duties with my passion for scientific inquiry feels like a significant challenge.

Your perspective and experience would be invaluable in helping me weigh the pros and cons of accepting this promotion. I trust your insight and would greatly appreciate any advice or guidance you could offer.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Warm regards,

Paul Davies