On this page you can find IELTS  Writing General Task 1 Sample Essays.

List of IELTS General Task 1 Writing Sample Essays:

General Task 1 Formal Letters:

General Writing Sample Task 1:

 The school library is seeking applicants for a job over summer break. Write a letter to the library’s manager, in your letter include:
· A brief introduction of yourself
· Your experience and relevant skills
· Why you want the job

 


 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

You agreed to take a particular job over the summer, but due to unforeseen circumstances, you can no longer take the position. Write a letter including:
· Explaining your situation
· An apology
· Express that you would be interested in the position next summer

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

You recently applied for 2 separate jobs. Both have chosen to hire you, but you must write a letter to 1 of them explaining why you are unable to take the position. Include in your letter:
· An apology
· An explanation of your situation

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

Write a letter to the newspaper editor about an experience you had at a restaurant. The experience can be good or bad. Describe your experience in detail and state whether or not you recommend others to visit the restaurant.

 

General Task 1 Semi-formal / Informal Letters:

General Writing Sample Task 1:

Write a letter to your favourite restaurant. Include the following:
· Your reason for writing
· What you like about the restaurant
· Suggestions for improvement

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

Your friends recently moved to a new city. You will also be moving to the same city. Write a letter to your friends and include:
· Ask where to find a place to live
· Tell them what type of place you’re looking for
· Share some fun things you would like to do when you get there

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

Your next door neighbour owns a small dog that barks throughout the day and the night. Write a letter to your neighbour requesting that something be done about the dog. Include in your letter:
· Your reason for writing
· What you would like to happen
· A nice, respectful style

 

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

Write a letter to a pen pal. This can be your first letter or a letter you’re writing after knowing your pen pal for a long time. Include details you would normally include when writing to a pen pal in this situation.

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

You have not seen a close friend for a very long time. You also still have a few of your friend’s belongings that were left at your house the last time she visited. In your letter include:
· Why you are writing
· What you’ve been doing since you last spoke together
· Apologize for still having the items and ask how you can return them

 

General Writing Sample Task 1:

You have not seen a close friend for a very long time. You also still have a few of your friend’s belongings that were left at your house the last time she visited. In your letter include:
· Why you are writing
· What you’ve been doing since you last spoke together
· Apologize for still having the items and ask how you can return them

General Writing Sample Task 1:

You live near a record shop that sells music, movies, and books. Write a letter to the shop asking if they have a few different items that you are looking for. Ask what the prices are and if they can be orders. Ask when they would arrive and if you can have them held in advance.

General Task 1 Letter - Rough Copy

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Additional Resources.

Struggling with General IELTS Writing Task 1? Check out these samples of Task 1 essays, a very effective way to master this task quickly is to write them out, copy them, pen and paper. Use the look-cover-write technique for this. Alternatively, if you are preparing for the Academic module, why not get familiar with the task? Have a look at these sample questions. PRO TIP: Learning how to organise the information in the diagram is key to score points.

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IELTS Writing Task 2 is one of the most challenging components of the IELTS exam, organising your thoughts, thinking of ideas is not easy. Also, you need BOTH exam skills and language skills, find out more in this tutorial. While researching and preparing for the IELTS exam, why not check out some writing task 2 samples?

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