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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 23You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

An old friend is coming to town and has invited you to go to the cinema. Write to your friend. In your letter

  • Explain that you are unable to come
  • Find out how long your friend is staying in town
  • Arrange a suitable time to meet

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

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Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Bill,

Hope you’re keeping well and the kids are fine. Thanks for asking me to come to the cinema, but I’m going to have to pass I’m afraid – I have already arranged to catch up with a few people from the place I used to work. My old boss is retiring, so it’d be good to catch up with him before he leaves.

How long will you have? We can arrange another night or why don’t you come along to the party I’m going to? I’m sure you’ll have a good time, and I think you’ve already met a few of the people at that Christmas party a few years ago. It probably won’t go on too late, so we could perhaps go somewhere afterwards?

If you’re keen, I can pick you up at the station and you can spend the night with us at our place – it’ll be like old times!

All the best,

Gary

(159 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 22You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are visiting another town next month for a short break. Write a letter to the tourist information centre. In your letter

  • Tell them how long you are staying
  • Ask for some suggestions for what to do
  • Find out if there are any local events happening at the time

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear sir or madam,

I am trying to get some advice about getting the best out of visiting Wanaka Lakes, as I am planning on visiting your area at the end of February for a fortnight, from the fourteenth to the twenty-eighth.

First of all, what accommodation can you recommend? I am travelling alone and do not have a car, so I’d like something central to the town, at a mid range price if possible. Somewhere near a bus route would be good, too.

Also, are there any special events on between the dates I will be there? I have heard that there is a market on the 20th of the month, but I was wondering if there’s anything else going on? I am interested in most things, but would like to plan my trip as much as possible to get the most out of my stay.

Thanks for your time.

Paul Brown

(154 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 21You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have enrolled in an evening course but you have found that you are too busy to continue and would like to take the course next term instead.

Write a letter to your teacher. In your letter:

  • explain the situation and why you cannot continue the course
  • say what you would like to do about your studies
  • ask for advice about what you can do about the situation

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Mr Williams,

I am writing with regards my attendance at your Business Marketing course. Although I have found the last seven weeks of this course to be extremely informative, I am afraid that I will be unable to continue as a family situation has arisen and I will be out of town for the foreseeable future.

As I have already completed three of the five course assignments and I am only missing the final 4 weeks of the semester, I was hoping that I would be able to return later in the year and join another intake of students in their final month rather than repeat the entire course.

If you feel that this would not be advisable or you have any other suggestions, I would be very keen to hear them.

Once again, my apologies for the enforced absence and I hope to complete the course soon.

Looking forward to hearing from you regarding my options,

Yours sincerely,

Tony Joe White

(162 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 20You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

New neighbours have recently moved in, but they are making a lot of noise at night while you are preparing for your exams.

Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter:

  • explain that they are preventing you from studying well
  • suggest what they can do to improve the situation
  • tell them when you will have completed your studies

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear neighbour,

First of all, let me welcome you to the neighbourhood. I am sure you will enjoy living here.

However, I do have a concern that I would like to address with you. I am currently in the final semester of a course I have been attending at the local college, and in the coming weeks I will be sitting the final examinations. In order to prepare, I find it essential that I have both a quiet place to study and am able to get a full night’s sleep, yet the volume of your music during the evening and night is causing some issues for me as I am unable to concentrate or sleep soundly.

I am not suggesting that you stop playing your music, but I would be grateful if you could lower the volume after about 10 p.m., and perhaps also shut your windows? My examinations will be over by the 18th, but until that time I would be appreciative of a little consideration.

Your neighbour,

Mark Smith

(171 words)

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 19You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening.

Write a letter to your relative. In your letter:

  • explain arrangements you have made for them to have keys and get into the house
  • tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house
  • say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Uncle John,

I am so excited that you’ll soon be here! I’m sorry that I won’t be there to meet you at the station – I have a work meeting I really have to go to but I’ve left the keys with David. Just go and see him so you can let yourself in. I’m sure you remember, but he’s the man living at number 21. Make yourself at home – there will be food in the fridge and your bed will be made.

The easiest way to get to the house is to jump in a taxi –it’s not expensive and the buses are so unreliable! I was thinking that when I get back we could perhaps go out for dinner? I’ll be back no later than six, so we could go to that restaurant we went to last time you came.

Well, I think that’s everything. It’s going to be great catching up!

Safe trip,

Patrick

 

(155 words)

 

 

 

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are having some trouble with a work colleague. Write to your employer. In your letter

  • Explain what the problem is
  • Describe how it is affecting you
  • Make a suggestion about what could be done

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 18Dear sir,

I have decided to write to you so you have a clear record of my concerns. My grievance relates to a fellow employee with whom it has become increasingly difficult to work alongside.

Mark Jones from the Sales Department has repeatedly ignored my requests for further information about clients he is speaking to, and is unwilling to share information necessary for me to complete my job. This is subsequently giving the appearance that I am not completing tasks, which is not the case and a situation that is causing me some considerable distress.

I would respectfully suggest that Mr Jones be informed of company policy regarding client information and be strongly encouraged to be more open and forthright with colleagues so that we can all achieve our goals. It seems that Mr Jones is not particularly focused on teamwork, and this is causing some resentment around the office.

Hoping for your swift action in this matter,

Blair Atkinson, Human Resources Department

(163 words)

 

 

 

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 17You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are going on holiday and would like to stay in the same hotel as you did on your last visit. Write to the hotel. In your letter

  • Explain why you have chosen to visit the same hotel
  • Give them the details of your stay
  • Ask them about any events in the area during your stay

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Manager,

My wife and I will soon be returning to your city, and would like to book a room in your hotel. We have stayed with you before and found the service to be excellent and the staff to be very friendly and approachable, and this made our last holiday all the more enjoyable that we thought we would come again.

We plan to get to the hotel in the early evening on the 14th of May, and would like to spend four nights with you, leaving early in the morning on the 18th to catch our flight home.

The last time we visited, we were lucky enough to see a street parade in the main town. Do you know if there are any other events happening over the period we will be staying? We would be interested in most anything, so if you know of any upcoming parade or similar, we’d love to know so we can plan accordingly.

Thanks and looking forward to visiting you again soon.

D and S Middleton

(174 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 16You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have been studying overseas and staying as a guest with a family for the last 6 months and have recently returned home. Write to the family. In your letter

  • Thank them for having you
  • Say what you enjoyed about living with them
  • Tell them what your current plans are

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Kath, Dave and Jamie,

Well, I’m back home now, and I just wanted to write to you to say thanks once again for a lovely time and your wonderful hospitality – I had such a great experience and it was really kind of you to open your home to me.

Since I left, there have been a lot of things I have missed, but the main thing is Kath’s cooking! Such wonderful meals prepared at home were one of my best memories of staying with you, especially now that I am back cooking for myself.

I am still thinking about studying something else at university, but for now I have taken a temporary job. I’m not really enjoying it, but I need to put a little money aside before I can go back to being a student. I have a few months before I need to make a decision and I’ve already arranged to meet a careers advisor to give me some ideas, so we’ll see what they suggest.

Anyway, I hope you are all well and hope we’ll keep in touch.

Pieter

(182 words)

 

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have been invited to speak at your old high school. Write to the school. In your letter

  • Make a suggestion about what you could speak about
  • Find out how long you will need to speak for
  • Ask how many people will be there

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 15Dear Principal Simpson,

First of all, I’d like to say thank you very much for the offer to come and address the students at my former school. It would be a privilege for me to give a talk and to see the old place again.

The invitation was quite open regarding the topic of the speech, so I was wondering whether you think it appropriate to talk about my career. As you may know, I have spent a considerable amount of time over the last 12 years travelling as part of my job, and I have had the opportunity to see some amazing places that I think would interest the students.

It would help me to plan my presentation if you could let me know the approximate time that I should expect to be speaking for. If you could also let me know the estimated students numbers, as I will be able to bring a data projector to show some photographs if a large turnout is expected.

I am looking forward to seeing you again and hope my visit will be a success.

Brian

(184 words)

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IELTS General Training Task 1 Writing model answer 14You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are applying for membership at a local sports club. Write to the club. In your letter

  • Explain why you would like to join
  • Describe how you heard / know about the place
  • Describe some of the sports or activities you would be interested in

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear sir or madam,

I am writing with regards enrolling in your sports facilities, as I am keen to improve my level of fitness and have always enjoyed football and swimming, two of the options you have available.

A friend of mine joined about 6 weeks back, and he has been very positive in his feedback of your club and has recommend it to myself and a number of friends.

I understand that there are amateur football competitions that run in the evenings, and I would be very keen to join a team as it has been one of my passions for many years. As I mentioned, I enjoy swimming, but am also interested in finding out more about your indoor climbing wall. As far as I understand, this is the highest of its kind in the area, and I would be very keen to try it even though I have never done anything like that before.

I would be grateful if you could let me know about membership options or arrange a time for me to come and see you.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Hughes

(185 words)