IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics February & March 2023

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You have just started a course in a college which has no sports facilities of its own. Write a letter to the manager of the nearest private sports club. In your letter introduce yourself say why you are interested in this sports club ask some questions about the club e.g. facilities, members, costs

Your neighbour keeps making noise and having late night parties though you have talked to him several times about that. write a letter of complaint to the chairman of residental committee and suggest what should be done

You have gained admission in a prestigious college. Now you have to arrange for the accommodation. write a letter to the college authorities stating your likes and dislike in the choice of food and accommodation.

Your neighbour has animals and they cause noise. Write a letter - Describe the situation - Suggestion to solve the problem - Tell him what will you do if he will not solve the problem

Your child’s school has arranged a trip abroad for students. The principal of the school asked some parents to join the trip to help. Write to the school principal and say: Why do you want to join the journey? How could you help during the trip? Ask some questions about the trip.

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 have just moved into a new home and are planning to hold a party. You are worried that the noise may disturb your neighbour. Write a letter to yur neighbour. In your letter introduce yourself describe your plans for the party invite your neigbhour to come

Your neighbours have a dog that is noisy at night. You can’t sleep due to this. Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter: • describe the problem with the dog • explain why it is important for you to sleep • outline what your neighbours could do about the situation

Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holiday. Write a letter to your friends. In your letter: thank them for the photos and for the holiday explain why you didn’t write earlier invite them to come and stay with you

The system used for rubbish/garbage collection in your local is not working properly. This is causing problems you and your neighbours. Write a letter to the local council. In your letter • Describe how the rubbish collection system is not working properly • Explain how this is affecting you and your neighbours • Suggest what should be done about the problem

You were late for a friend’s wedding recently and would like to explain why. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: • apologize for being late • explain the reason why you were late • suggest some activities you could do together when you both have time

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Although you have never formally studied computing, you have always been interested in computers. You have just read about a computer course that really interests you, but it is only for people who have completed an elementary course. Write a letter to the college enrolment officer. In your letter explain why you are writing describe your circumstances ask if a special exception can be made for you so you can enrol in the course You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear You should write at least 150 words.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have a Facebook friend living in another country and s/he is curious to learn about a major news item in your country. Write a letter to your Facebook friend. In your letter describe a news story in your country explain why people are interested in it say how the story personally relates to you You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ..., You should write at least 150 words.

Write a letter o new our for the noise happened at your house flat.

Your next-door neighbor likes to listen to music late at night. Because of the loud music, you often lose sleep. Write a letter to your neighbor. In your letter Describe the situation Explain the problem it is causing you Offer at least one solution

I am writing this letter to register my lost valuables on 19th April at Beijing airport and request to apply for the claim of the lost property which was covered under your company’s travel insurance policy. My reported case ID at you call centre is RDF34749.

A friend of yours has always admired your car. You have now decided to sell it. Write a letter to your friend to ask if he is interested in buying your car. In your letter, -explain why you are selling the car - Describe the good points and any bad points about your car - suggest the friend visits you to see and drive your car

You work in an international compny. You need to take some time off work. Write a letter to your employer. In your letter - explain why you need this time off - give details of when you want the time off - say who can do your work when you are away

You have been working for a company for more than a few years and have decided to leave the company. Write a letter to your company manager saying that you want to leave the company. In your letter explain: what you have learned while working for the company whether you have enjoyed working for the company what are your reasons for leaving the company

You need to take some time off of work to go on holiday. Write a letter to your direct manager. In your letter: Ask for time off and explain why Provide the dates and times for which you will be unavailable to work Describe what you will do to prepare or make up for your absence Write at least 150 words. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Ms. Snyder,

ou 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.

Your colleague has invited you for his farewell party. You will not be able to attend the party, write a letter to your friend Explain the situation, Say why you will not be attending, Say something about the period you have worked together

Write a letter to a friend who lives in a different city. a. Tell him/her about your recent job offer b. Tell him/her about your arrangement of a dinner to celebrate your achievement c. Inform him/her about the arrangement of his/her accommodation

6.Your friend is going to stay in your apartment while you are away. Write a letter to your friend and include: Where the key is Instructions to look after the apartment What should he/ she do on the day of your return

You want to sell your television. You think a friend of yours might like to buy it from you. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, explain - why you are selling the television describe the television suggest a date when your friend can come and see it

A Museum Near your home is looking for people to do part-time voluntary / unpaid work. You would like to do some voluntary / unpaid work at the museum. Write a letter to the museum director to apply for the voluntary / unpaid work. In your letter - explain why you want to do voluntary / unpaid work at the museum - describe some skills and qualities you have that would be useful - give details of when you would be available for work

You have just rented an unfurnished flat and a friend has told you about a shop that has cheap second-hand furniture. Write to the shop owner. In your letter: describe what you need ask whether they have these items and ask what they cost.

You arranged to visit a friend in Canada but an important event at home now means that you must change the dates of the visit. Write a letter to your friend.

you recently received an invitation to a three day training programe which should be benefit you and the company write a letter to you manager and say:- ask to attend the program decribe the program explain how the program will benefit the company write at least 150 words invitation day program taining manager attend program details and benefits

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 this friend.In your letter Give details of your study plan Explain why you want to get a part time job Suggest hownyour frined could help you find a job.

You’ve just returned from a disastrous holiday! It was not as described by the agent and you experienced serious problems. Write a letter of complaint to the agent. In your letter - remind the agent about the holiday - explain to them what happened - ask for compensation

You have just returned home from a holiday and have received photographs from a friend who was on holiday with you. Write to your frind thanking them for the photographs. You should include: -a description of the photos -the most memorable thing about the holiday -invite them to come and stay with you

One of your friends ask you to be a partner in his new business. write a letter to reply him: - give your opinion about your friend's business idea - tell him weather or not you have decided to accept his offer - and explain your reason for this decision

An old friend of yours is coming to visit your city. You had planned to meet him at the airport, but something has come up and you will not be able to make it there on time. Write to your friend. In your letter  Explain the situation  Offer to make alternate arrangements

You work at home and have a problem with a piece of equipment that you use for your job. Write a letter to the shop or the company which supplied the equipment. In your letter  Describe the problem with the equipment  Explain how this problem is affecting your work  Say what you want the shop or company to do

Writing task 1 (a letter) Your local council is closing the children’s playground in your locality as not many children visit the park. Write a letter to the council requesting not to close it. Include the following in your letter: – How important is the playground for children? – Why don’t children go to the playground? – What can be done to bring children back to the park?

You recently had your computer fixed at the local computer store, however, you are not pleased with the service you received. Write a letter to the store manager. In the letter describe the situation, explain why you are dissatisfied, say what you want the manager to do

YOU RECENTLY DISCOVERED THAT THERE ARE PLANS TO BUILD A NEW AIRPORT IN YOUR AREA AND YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT. WRITE A LETTER TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITY. IN YOUR LETTER, - SAY HOW YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THE PLANS - EXPLAIN WHAT PROBLEMS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WILL FACE - SUGGEST SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THOSE PROBLEMS.

You work in an international company. Write a letter to the manager for allowing extra hours off during work time to attend family celebration. In your letter, you should Explain why you want to take a day off Suggest how your work could be covered while you are away.

You have been offered a job that will require you to move to a city that you have never visited before. You have a friend who lives there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, - explain your situation, - say why you feel unsure about living in the city, - ask some questions about life in the city.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are taking a course at a local college. The deadline for your project was last week but you haven't finished it. Write a letter to your lecturer. In your letter introduce yourself explain why you haven't handed in the project yet request more time to do it. Write at least 150 words.

A friend had a new born baby, you have picked up a present for the baby and want to visit to give it to him / her. Write a letter to – - Congratulate your friend. - Tell him why you picked up the mentioned present. - Suggest arrangements for the visit.

The municipal corporation in the area where you live has decided to demolish a historical building to build a shopping center. Write a letter to the mayor of the corporation. In your letter: You have to explain why it is important to preserve the building suggest how the building can be used to benefit the local community.

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

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 tell your friend how they can contact you when you are away give instructions about how to care for your pet describe other things they will need to do to take care of your house Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear …………………,

you have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six month and look after their six-yeras-old child. write a letter to the parents.In your letter explan why you would like the job give ditails of why you would be a suitable person to employ say how you would spend your free time while you are in Astralia

You bought a TV a week ago but when you got home you discovered it did not work properly. You called a customer service to report the problem but you have not yet received any help Write a letter to the company and in your letter: - Introduce yourself - Explain the problem - And state what action you would like from the company

You have read about a scholarship offered by a university and wish to apply. Write a letter to the university and include the following information: the scholarship you wish to apply for some details about yourself your academic suitability for the scholarship and any other relevant information.

You have been living in a rental apartment for the past year. Recently a new neighbour moved in and has been making a lot of noise, which disturbs you. Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter: *Explain the situation *Describe why it bothers you *Suggest a solution

Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter: 1). Explain why you have moved. 2). Describe the new house. 3). Invite your friend to come visit.

You were recently helped by an employee at the airport, write to the airport manager. In your letter:- - describe the problem - Talk about how you were helped - Suggest how to reward the employee

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You stayed with your friend and by mistake carried home one of his objects. Write a letter and explain: - How you enjoyed staying with your friend. - Explain the object which you brought with you by mistake and explain how the mistake happened. - Mention how you plan to return the object. Write at least 150 words. Model Answer

The system used for rubbish/garbage collection in your local are is not working properly. This is causing problems you and your neighbours. Write a letter to the local council. In your letter •Describe how the rubbish collection system is not working properly •Explain how this is affecting you and your neighbours • Suggest what should be done about the problem

You borrowed an item from a friend. While it was in your possession it got damaged. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • Thank your friend for lending the item to you • Explain how it got damaged • Tell your friend what you plan to do about it

A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your company. You have heard about a job in a local company that might be suitable for him/her. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter Tell your friend about the job and what sort of work it involves Say why you think the job would be suitable for him/ her Explain how to apply for the job

You live in a room in college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you fing it very difficult to work. write a letter to the accomodation officer at the college. in this letter: . describe the situation . explain your problems and why it is difficult to work . say what kind of accommodation you would prefer

You paid a refundable deposit when you rented an apartment. You left the apartment in good condition but the Landlord won't return your deposit. Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter explain why you are writing ask for the return of your deposit inform the landlord of possible legal action

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

Write a letter to a city planning manager about demolition of a historical building in your area and say – Explain why it shouldn’t be demolished. – Suggest a future use for this building. – Recommend a way to raise money for repairs.

Your local council has been doing roadworks to install new internet cables along the road outside your house. This has caused a lot of noise and inconvenience. Write a letter to your local councillor to complain. In your letter: Describe what has happened, say why you are complaining, explain what you would like your councillor to do.

Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holiday. Write a letter to your friends. In your letter: thank them for the photos and the holiday explain why you didn't write earlier invite them to come and stay with you Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ...............,

For the past year, you have been a member of a local club. Now you want to discontinue your membership. Write a letter to the club secretary. In your letter state what type of membership you have and how you have paid for this give details on how you have benefited from the club explain why you want to leave Write at least 150 words.

Write cover letter for visitor visa

A foreign friend of your plans to visit your place and stay with you, but you do not have time on that date. Give your friend another alternate date to come. In your letter, you should: .apology for it .Explain what you will busy for on that date .Suggest to him /her an alternate time to come

Write an informal letter to a friend who has invited who has invited you to come and stay with him on your next holiday. You are too busy to accept the invitation in 150 words

*you saw a brochure for a one week walking tour in the mountains. You're very interested in taking part, but you're not fit and are worried you wouldn't be able to keep up. Write to the tour* *operator. In your letter* *1. Explain why you're interested in the tour.* *2. Ask for information about dates and prices* *3. Express your concerns about your fitness level.*

You work for an international company and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another country. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter • Explain why you want to work in the company’s head office for six months • Say how your work could be done while you are away • Ask for his/her help in arranging it.

You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter: explain why you want to take time off work give details of the amount of time you need suggest how your work could be covered while you are away

You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six year old child. Write a letter to the parents. In your letter ---Explain why you would like the job ----Give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ -----Say how you would spend your free time while in Australia.

You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your boss about this. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter: explain why you want to take time off work and how long you need explain how you will keep up-to-date while you are away suggest how your work could be covered while you are away

you recently gave a successful presentation at work. your borrowed a book from colleague, which prepare for the presentation. write a letter to your colleague. in your letter 1. say what the presentation was about. 2. explain why the presentation was important 3. describe how the book helped you prepare for the presentation.

Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with your friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holidays. Write a letter to your friends. In your letter.

You have recently moved to a new home. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter: explain why you have moved describe the new house invite your friend to come and visit.

Write a letter to local authorities by requesting additional sports facilities for your age group in your area. *Mention about the current sport facilities available *What kind of additional sports facilities should be introduced *How the new sports facilities would be a help for the people in your age group

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 - say what experience and skills you have.

You are planning to visit another country. A member of your family lives in that country. Write to them and ask for some information. in your letter, -Identify when you last saw them -Explain where you plan to go and ask if they have any suggestions -Ask if they would like to come with you

Your workplace does not have a parking area for cars and it causing some problems. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter, you should: describe the problems explain why they should solve the problems and give your suggestion on how to solve the problems.

You recently went on a trip with a friend and you both took some photographs. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: • Ask your friend to send you a particular photograph • Explain why you need that particular photograph • Tell your friend what happened to your copy of it

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 the hospital, telling him about the match

Recently you issued a cheque to someone, but when that person presented the cheque to the bank, it was returned with these words ‘Returned for lack of sufficient funds”. You are sure that there is sufficient balance in your account. -Write a letter to the bank manager. In your letter, -give him particulars about your cheque -tell him that the cheque has bounced for no valid reason -request him to look into the matter

You eat at your college canteen every time. You think it needs some improvements. Write a letter to the principal. Discuss what you like about the canteen What you do not like about it Suggest improvements

I have immense pleasure writing the letter of recommendation for Mr. Yirgalem Gidey, who was my student.

Write a letter to the restaurant's manager. In your letter, Explain that you would like to apply for the job. Give some details of any relevent experience that you have. specify days and times that would suit you.

You recently received an invitation to a dinner party at your friend's house. Write a letter to accept the invitation. In your letter: - explain why you are accepting the invitation - describe why you are looking forward to the dinner party - offer to bring a dish to share Write at least 150 words. You do not need to write any addresses.

You have just enrolled in a 12 week English class, but have found that you have a family problem and you will have to return home. Write to the school. In your letter 􀁸 Explain what has happened 􀁸 Request a refund 􀁸 Ask whether you will be able to return at a later date

You have bought a new mobile phone and in a few days of purchase, it has stopped working. You have spoken to the company representative a week ago but it has still not been repaired. Write a letter to the company. In your letter, *  introduce yourself *  explain the situation *  say what action you would like the company to take

Write a motivational letter of application for a course

You live at university accommodation. You found that some valuables were stolen from your room. Write a letter to accommodation manager about this theft. In your letter • Introduce yourself • Describe what happened • Write what you want from the accommodation manager

Write a letter to your local council that the road in front of your house is damaged.

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 Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

You live near a university and would like to earn some extra money by renting a room in your apartment to a student. Write a letter to the university housing office. In your letter, • introduce yourself • explain why your apartment would be a good living place for a student • describe the room you have for rent

You recently took a trip to another city, and you had a plan to visit your friend who is living there. However, you couldn’t see him/her. Write a letter to your friend, and Apologize for not being able to meet. Give your reasons. Suggest how you can meet some other time.

You have to travel from on place to another write a letter to the bus director for a Travel Permission l

you have just spent a week with a friend on holiday, and when you got home, you realized that you have left your wallet in your friend's house. Write a letter to your friend; thanking for the holiday explaining that you left your wallet at their place providing instructions on how to send it back

You have just read an article in a national newspaper which claims that town centres in your country all look very similiar to each other. You dont fully agree with this opinion. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. In your letter say which point in the article you agree with explain ways in which your town centre is different from most other town centres offer to give a guided tour of your town to the writer of the article

An organization has given an advertisement for a part-time job for local children. Write a letter to the administrator of the organization. In your letter Introduce yourself Why you think you are suitable for the job State when you will be able to join that job

Write a letter to your colleagues. In your letter • remind your colleagues what the special occasion you were celebrating was • thank them for the card and gift • explain why you like the gift and how you will use it

You recent went on a business trip and stayed in hotel. On getting home you realized you left some things at the hotel. Write a letter to the hotel manager. Details of your stay The items you left behind What you want the managed to do

You are applying for a job and you need a letter of reference. Write a letter to a former boss.

One of your friends has asked you to be a partner in a new business. Write a letter to reply to your friend's business offer. In your letter - give your opinion of your frien's business idea - tell him/her whether or not you have decided to accept the offer - and explain yor reasons for this decision.

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