This is the first section of the IELTS General Writing Test. You should spend about 20 minutes on it. In IELTS Writing Task 1 General of the Writing module, a prompt poses a problem or describes a situation that requires a written response in letter format.
For example, you may be required to write a letter to an imaginary person such as a friend or a teacher, or it may be formal letter to a stranger or an official. You are required to use informal, semi-formal writing styles.
IELTS Writing Task 1 General
Sample Example: A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
- Give contact details for when you are away.
- Give instructions about how to care for your pet.
- Describe other household duties.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
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