IELTS General Writing Task 1
IELTS Task 1 Informal Letters
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.
The purpose of writing
Body paragraph 1
Explain the situation or outline the problem
Body paragraph 2
Offer the solution, or suggest desirable action.
Closing with a farewell (saying goodbye) part.
IELTS TASK 1 Formal Letters
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
IELTS TASK 1 FORMAL LETTER STRUCTURE
Say why you are writing to them. (I am writing with regard to…)
Bullet point 1 and supporting details
Bullet point 2 and supporting details
Bullet point 3 and supporting details
I look forward to hearing from you.
[Your Full Name]