IELTS General Writing Task 1

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IELTS General Writing Task 1

IELTS Task 1
Informal Letters

Sample Question:

You are going on holiday next week and you need to ask your friend to watch your dog while you are away.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • state how long you will be away
  • tell them what needs to be done
  • state how you will compensate them
The informal letter structure consists of:

Opening with a salutation (saying hello) part.

Introduction paragraph: 

The purpose of writing

Body paragraph 1

Explain the situation or outline the problem

Body paragraph 2

Offer the solution, or suggest desirable action.

Conclusion Paragraph:

Concluding sentence

Closing with a farewell (saying goodbye) part.



IELTS TASK 1 Formal Letters

Task 1

Sample Question:

You have recently learned about an opening for an internship at a local company that you are interested in.

Write a letter to the director of the company. In your letter,

  • introduce yourself
  • explain how you learned about the internship
  • explain why you would be suitable for the internship


Dear Sir/Madam 

Introduction Paragraph

Say why you are writing to them. (I am writing with regard to…

Paragraph 1

Bullet point 1 and supporting details 

Paragraph 2

Bullet point 2 and supporting details 

Paragraph 3

Bullet point 3 and supporting details 

Conclusion Paragraph

I look forward to hearing from you. 


Yours faithfully 

[Your Full Name]

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