IELTS Writing Task 1 General

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:

Dear …………………,

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IELTS Writing Task 1 General Samples