IELTS Writing Task 1 Letter | The company you work for has introduced a work-from-home scheme

IELTS Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The company you work for has introduced a work-from-home scheme.

Write a letter to your manager asking for the work-from-home option. In your letter say:
  • What part of your job can be done from home?
  • How many hours will you be able to work from home?
  • How will it be helpful to you as well as your employer?

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS General Training Writing Task 1 Answer

Dear Mr. Ferguson,

In response to the company’s recent implementation of a work-from-home scheme, I would like to request that I be considered for this scheme. I feel that my particular position, providing customer service support, is an ideal fit for such a program.

Based on my experience in this position to date, I can see various benefits for both myself and the company in terms of time saved and allocation of space if I were to work from home rather than from the office. For example, the majority of my time is spent dealing directly with customers and their technical problems and does not involve contact with other members of staff. With the correct equipment installed at home, I could easily carry out this same function just as effectively. In fact, it might even be possible to extend hours of coverage offered to customers due to the fact that I would not have to waste so much time commuting. This would be an obvious benefit to the company in terms of the level of service offered to its customers.

I would be willing to discuss working more flexible hours if I were based at home, and subject to discussing the details, possibly even a greater quantity of hours per month than presently if I am approved for the work-from-home scheme.

I look forward to discussing the matter with you in greater detail.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Johnson
Customer Support Technician