IELTS Cambridge Book 16 Test 3 GT – Letter

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

A magazine wants to include contributions from its readers for an article called ‘The book that influenced me most’.

Write a letter to the editor of the magazine about the book that influenced you most. In your letter:

  • describe what this book was about
  • explain how this book influenced you
  • say whether this book would be likely to influence other people

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Answer – 

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to contribute to your upcoming article “The book that influenced me most”, and the book that has undeniably shaped my moral compass is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

This novel brutally explores racial injustice and prejudice that was ingrained in American society during the 1930s. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is about the trial of Tim Robinson – written through the eyes of Scout Finch, a young girl and her father, Atticus Finch – a black man falsely accused of assaulting a white woman. This book teaches the importance of empathy, compassion and standing tall in the face of adversity.

To Kill a Mockingbird influenced me by demonstrating that we should be courageous enough to stand up for what is right, even if we have to stand against the entire world. In this novel, Atticus Finch, a lawyer, defends Tim Robinson, even when the whole community opposes him for doing so. His unwavering commitment, despite so much pressure, instilled a strong sense of moral responsibility within me and taught me that we should treat all human beings as equals and without any prejudice.

In my opinion, this book would resonate with a lot of people as many of us have experienced discrimination in one form or the other. The readers would be inspired to fight for justice and challenge social inequalities. This book covers a human’s capacity for both cruelty and compassion wonderfully well, and it is quite a captivating story to read.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours faithfully,
Hulk Hogan