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General Training Writing Task 1

IELTS General Writing Task 1 Letter Writing Examples

Here we have listed more than 20+ samples examples for IELTS General Training Letter Writing.

1. You are studying for a qualification, and you would like some time off work to complete it.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter:

  • Ask for some time off to complete a qualification.
  • Suggest what you will do later at work if you have time off.
  • Say how the qualification helps your job or company.

2. You play a team sport with some friends. Last week a member of the team had an accident and wasn’t able to play with you at the weekend. You decide to write to him in hospital, telling him about the match.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • tell him which team won
  • describe the conditions on the day
  • say how you felt about the match

3. You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • give details of your study plans
  • explain why you want to get a part-time job
  • suggest how your friend could help you find a job

4. You are studying a short course in another country. Your accommodation was arranged by the course provider. There is a major problem with the accommodation.

Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter,

  • say what the problem is
  • describe the accommodation you thought you were getting
  • ask the provider to solve the problem

5. You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop during the holidays. You decide to apply for the job.

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

  • introduce yourself
  • explain what experience and special skills you have
  • explain why you are interested in the job

6. You are looking for a part-time job at a football club.

Write a letter to the manager of the football club. In your letter,

  • introduce yourself
  • explain what experience and special skills you have
  • tell him/her when you think you could start

7. You saw an advertisement for a tennis course in England but you have one or two problems and can’t stay the whole course.

Write a letter to the course director. In your letter,

  • explain your interest in the course
  • describe your problems
  • find out if a refund is possible

8. You are due to move into a rented apartment next month but you will not be able to because you have some problems.

Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter,

  • explain your situation
  • describe your problems
  • tell him/her when you think you can move in

9. You are a student at an English language school in Brighton and are living in private accommodation with other flat mates. You have not had hot water or heating for some time. The landlord’s workmen have tried to fix the problem but without success.

Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter,

  • state your reason for writing
  • describe the problems and explain how you feel
  • propose a solution and risk the landlord to take action

10. You are going on a short course to a training college abroad. It is a college that you have not been to before.

Write a letter to the accommodation officer. In your letter,

  • give details of your course and your arrival/departure date
  • explain your accommodation needs
  • ask for information about getting to and from the college

11. You are looking for a part-time job.

Write a letter to an employment agency. In your letter,

  • introduce yourself
  • explain what sort of job you would like
  • and say what experience and skills you have

12. You are going on a short training course at a collage in Greenmount, Northern Ireland. You need somewhere to live while you are there.

Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In your letter,

  • explain your situation
  • describe the accommodation you require
  • say when you will need it

13. An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • offer to find somewhere to stay
  • give advice about what to do
  • give information about what clothes to bring

14. You eat at your college cafeteria every lunchtime. However, you think it needs some improvements.

Write a letter to the college magazine. In your letter,

  • explain what you like about the cafeteria
  • say what is wrong with it
  • suggest how it could be improved

15. You have a full time job and are also doing a part time evening course. You now find that you can not continue the course.

Write a letter to your tutor. In your letter,

  • describe the situation
  • explain why you cannot continue at this time
  • say what action you would like to take

16. Your car is hired from a company and while you are driving on holiday, you have a small accident. You will have to write a report to the company to explain it.
In your letter:

  • when and where you hired it
  • describe how the accident happened
  • what kind of action did you take after the accident

17. You cannot go to a company where you got an offer. Write a letter to the HR supervisor to

  • explain the reason why you decline the offer
  • express you gratitude
  • explain you like your current job very much

18. You had a good meal in a local restaurant with your family.
Write a letter to the newspaper to tell them about it, describe the meal you had, and why you think the restaurant is worth visiting.


19. You ordered a new cheque book from your bank two weeks ago but you have received nothing.

Write a letter to the manager complaining about the bad service. Say when and how you ordered the cheque book. Ask how much longer you will have to wait and ask the manager what action he will take over this matter.


20. You would like to buy some electrical goods at a shop in a nearby town.

Write a letter to the shop and ask if they have the things you want or whether they will be able to order them. Ask what the prices are and how long they will be able to hold the goods for you.


21. You have been invited to attend an interview for a place studying a course in a college. Unfortunately because of a previous appointment you cannot come at the time they wish.

Write a letter to the admissions tutor and explain your position. Apologise and offer to come on another day or later the same day. Ask also how long the interview will be and whether there will be any tests during it.


22. A friend of yours is going on holiday soon and has asked you to recommend a destination.

Write a letter to your friend and recommend a good place for a holiday that you have visited before. Say where you went, where you stayed, what you can do there and what the food was like.


23. You have just spent a weekend at a friend’s house. When you returned home, you discovered you have left a coat containing some belongings in his house.

Write a letter to your friend telling him that you left the coat. Tell him what the coat looks like, where you think you left it and what was inside it. Make some suggestions about how to get it back.


24. You live in a room in college which you share with another student. You find it very difficult to work there because he or she always has friends visiting. They have parties in the room and sometimes borrow your things without asking you.

Write a letter to the Accommodation Officer at the college and ask for a new room next term. You would prefer a single room. Explain your reasons.

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