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General Writing Task 1

Model Answers for General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 (letter)

IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to ask a friend to build a website for your business

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Canada. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You need a website for your business and you would like to ask your friend to build it. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – Include a brief description of your business – Explain what you would like to have on the website – Provide some ideas on the use of images on the website. Answer Hi Matthew, I hope you’re doing great! I’m reaching out because I’ve started my own business, a café that focuses on organic coffee and homemade pastries. It’s a dream come true, and now I’m looking to create a website to match. I immediately thought of you for this project. Your skills in… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to ask a friend to build a website for your business

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the airport management about the issue you faced

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Pakistan. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You have flown to another county and faced an issue at the airport. Write a letter to the airport management. In your letter, – Inform them when the issue happened – Explain what the issue was – Suggest how the issue could be resolved Answer Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to inform you of an issue I encountered at your airport on January 5th, which significantly impacted my travel experience. I was a passenger on flight BA215 from London to New York, operated by British Airways. Upon my arrival at Newark Airport, I faced a considerable delay in receiving my luggage. After a long flight, I waited for over two hours… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the airport management about the issue you faced

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a newspaper editor about incorrect information in an article

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Saudi Arabia. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You have read a news article in the local newspaper about a city or town you know, and some of the information was incorrect. Write a letter to the news editor. In your letter, – Say how you know about that city or town – Explain what information was wrong – Suggest how the editor could fix this error. Answer Dear Editor, I am writing to you regarding an article published in The Daily Times on January 15, titled “The Hidden Gem of Strahan.” As a resident of Strahan for over twenty years and an active member of the local community, I felt compelled to address the inaccuracy that appeared… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a newspaper editor about incorrect information in an article

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to an assistant manager about organising a retirement party

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Cameroon. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You work for a company where the manager is soon going to retire. Write a letter to the assistant manager. In your letter, – Propose how the retirement party for the manager can be organised. – Explain how the manager has influenced you at work. – Suggest a suitable retirement gift for the manager. Answer Dear Ms. Greene, I hope this letter finds you well. As you are aware, our manager Mr.Buckley is approaching retirement, and I believe it would be fitting to organise a memorable party to honour his remarkable career. I propose hosting the event in our office and transforming our common area into a festive venue. We could… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to an assistant manager about organising a retirement party

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend about an electronic device you bought for your home

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Turkey. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You recently bought an electronic device for your home. Your friend wants to buy the same device and has asked for your advice. In your letter, – Describe the device – Explain why you bought it – Say whether or not your friend should buy it and why. Answer Hi Carl, Hope you’re doing well. I’m writing to tell you about that cool gadget I found—the “SmartLife Hub”, that you’ve asked me about. It’s a smart home device, controlling lights, cameras, thermostat, music and more. I bought it a while back, and it’s been a game-changer, almost like having a tech-savvy flatmate at home. The reason I got it is because… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend about an electronic device you bought for your home

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend who invited you to a concert, but you can’t make it

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Malaysia. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. Your friend invited you to go with him/her to a concert next week, however, you are unable to come. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – Let your friend know why you can’t go to the concert – Suggest another activity you can do together – Explain why you think your friend would enjoy this activity. Answer Hi Jasper, How are you doing? I’ve been meaning to get back to you about the concert next week. Honestly, I was so excited when you mentioned it, because it sounded like the perfect night out. Unfortunately, I’ve just found out that I have a mandatory work training session scheduled for… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend who invited you to a concert, but you can’t make it

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the local council who has decided to demolish a building in your community

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in India. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You recently found out that the local council has decided to demolish a particular building in your community. You disagree with this decision and feel strongly about the benefits of this building. Write a letter to the local councillor. In your letter, – Explain what you find valuable about the building – Suggest what improvements could be made to the building – Describe how retaining the building could benefit the community as a whole Answer Dear Sir / Madam, I am writing to express my profound dismay regarding the recent decision to demolish our historic railway station. This iconic structure stands as a testament to our community’s rich heritage and plays… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the local council who has decided to demolish a building in your community

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a potential employer to apply for a job

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Ghana. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You have been looking for a job and have come across a job advertisement for a part-time position. Write a letter to the employer. In your letter, – explain why you need the job – describe your skills and qualifications – say what days you are available. Answer Dear Mr. Evetts, I am writing to express my interest in the part-time Chef position at Savory Symphony, as advertised on Seek.com. With five years of professional culinary experience and a diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, I am eager to bring my expertise to your esteemed restaurant. My culinary journey has equipped me with skills in French cuisine, pastry making, and innovative menu… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a potential employer to apply for a job

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend who wants to stay with you on holidays

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Japan. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. Your friend would like to come and stay with you on holidays, but you are not available on the date. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – Apologise for not being able to be there – Give a reason why you are not available – Suggest another day for your friend’s visit. Answer Dear Maya, Hope you’re doing well! I got super excited when I heard you were thinking of coming over for the holidays. We haven’t hung out in ages, and I’ve really missed our fun times together. The one problem I am writing about is that I won’t be around on the date you mentioned due… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to a friend who wants to stay with you on holidays

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IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the owner of lost luggage you found

The topic of this letter appeared in a recent IELTS exam in Kenya. Below is a sample response that is likely to score Band 8 or above in IELTS. You found a lost luggage with someone’s belongings labelled with their name and address. Write a letter to the owner. In your letter, – Describe the luggage you found – Explain where you found it – Suggest how the owner could get it back. Answer Dear Mr. Holland, Hope this note finds you well. I stumbled upon a piece of luggage this morning that seems to be yours, judging by the name and address label attached to it. It is a navy blue Samsonite suitcase, quite sturdy-looking, with a bright red ribbon for identification, I presume. I found it resting against a bench near the central fountain in Central Park, a… Read More »IELTS Letter, topic: Writing to the owner of lost luggage you found

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