Letter: Your friend is thinking about learning to drive and would like some advice

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend is thinking about learning to drive and would like some advice.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • say why a driving license is advantageous
  • recommend a driving school
  • give any extra guidance/ tips

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Keith,

Hi there! Hope you are doing well and all your family are doing well too. I am also fine despite of some hard work. I’m delighted to know you are going to learn driving. Ever since you asked me for my opinion about driving, I’ve been kicking around the matter before writing this letter. I opine you should have had the skill years ago. Anyway better late than never.

I think it is worthwhile learning the driving as it has several benefits. First of all, you will get driving license. This means you will get rid of depending on the obnoxious driver you have. You can go anywhere, anytime you want to. In other words, you can enjoy a great deal of freedom. Apart from this, the driving license will serve as your personal I.D. You can use it in a variety of places for instance, opening an account, writing a cheque, applying for loan, using a debit or credit card, and so forth. And most importantly, it will be very worthwhile if you encounter an accident. Let me explain a bit more. Suppose you have a wreck, are badly wounded, and can’t communicate with first respondent, they then will search your billfold for your driver’s license to identify who you are. However, there is one thing you might want to know about the driving schools. To the best of my knowledge, Kingfisher driving school would be perfect for you. You must, of course, use your own judgment, but I would suggest this. There is one more thing you have to consider that ‘don’t drive on the highways until you become confident of your competence’.

Let me know if you need any information regarding driving. Have a nice learning experience.

With best wishes,
Pia Jolliffe.

Sample Answer 2:

Dear Cooper,

Thanks for your letters, it was wonderful to hear from you. I hope everything is going great on your side. I am glad to know you’re going to learn driving. I think you should have learned the skill years ago. However ’better late than never’.

Nowadays, we are living requiring private vehicles for living and working, it seems like everyone need cars and driving license. As you know, there are plenty of benefits to having a driving license. The significant advantage of having it is that you can enjoy a complete freedom without dependence on driver or anyone else. So, you can be able to get anywhere, anytime, particularly in an emergency. Besides, you can use the license as an important document in order to prove your identity.

Anyway, I’d like to recommend you Belhasa Driving Centre located at the town hall. They not only maintain a fleet of over 500 modern automobiles of all sorts, but equally have a pool of highly experienced names in the field of professional driving. So, you can choose the model you own, I think. In addition, their fees are competitive and, they assist in getting license with minimum hassle. Furthermore, the school has different flexible schedules for busy people. This means you wouldn’t need to be worried about you working hours.

That’s all for today. Do let me know, in case you need more information.

All the best,