You would like to give a presentation: Semi-Formal Letter [IELTS General Writing Task 1 ]

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently attended a conference and you would like to give a presentation in your office about the information you gained by attending the conference.

Write a letter to your manager asking for permission to give a presentation. In your letter:

  • describe what type of presentation you have in mind
  • what topics it would cover and how long it would take
  • who should participate in the presentation and where should it be conducted

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….,

Model Answer:

Dear Mr. Davis,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to discuss an opportunity that I believe will benefit our department and the wider team. As you may recall, I recently attended the Global Innovators Conference in Berlin. The insights and information I gathered there were not only enlightening but also directly applicable to our current projects and future initiatives.

I would like to propose giving a presentation to share the knowledge I acquired at the conference. The presentation I have in mind will primarily focus on the latest trends in technological innovation, specifically the advances in AI-driven customer service solutions and the ethical considerations surrounding them. I anticipate the presentation to last approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

I believe that members of our R&D, Customer Support, and Ethics teams would particularly benefit from this information. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the topics, the conference room on the fifth floor, which can accommodate a larger audience, seems like an appropriate venue.

Hosting this presentation will not only bring our team up to speed with the latest global trends but also potentially spark new ideas and strategies we can implement. I am confident that dedicating this time will yield long-term benefits for our company.

I kindly request your permission to organize this presentation. Once approved, I can coordinate with the relevant teams and set a suitable date and time.

Thank you for considering my proposal. I am looking forward to your positive response.

Warm regards,

Natalie Green.

Important Vocabulary:

  1. Enlightening: Giving greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation.
  • Example: The lecture on environmental conservation was enlightening.
  1. Interdisciplinary: Relating to more than one branch of knowledge.
  • Example: Climate change is an interdisciplinary topic that requires understanding in both science and social studies.
  1. Anticipate: To regard as probable or expect or predict.
  • Example: The company anticipates high sales during the festive season.
  1. Venue: The place where an event or meeting is held.
  • Example: They booked a seaside venue for the wedding.
  1. Implement: To put a decision, plan, or agreement into effect.
  • Example: New safety regulations were implemented after the incident.
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