IELTS General Writing Task 1 informal Topics/Questions 2024

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This section presents a list of common IELTS General Writing Task 1 informal topics. All these topics were added in 2024 by students who took the IELTS recently. Pick a random topic and start practicing and improving your writing skills.

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Last month, you traveled to another city. You told a friend who lives in the city that you would meet them, but you did not. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter ● apologize for not meeting him/her ● explain why you did not contact him/her earlier ● suggest a time and place to meet in the future

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1. You have recently started work in a new company. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter o explain why you changed jobs – o describe your new job – o tell him/her your other news –

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. A friend of yours has recently written to you asking for advice about a problem at work. You have had a similar problem at your workplace in the past. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, tell your friend how you feel about the problem explain how you faced a similar situation in the past suggest possible solutions to the problem Write at least 150 wor

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An English-speaking friend has written to you to ask you how your studies are going. Write a letter to the friend: tell your friend how you are preparing for the exam. tell him/her how you feel about it. tell him your expectations.

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Write a letter to a friend who invited you to meet up but you missed the appointment. Apologise for not messaging Explain why you could not go Suggest another date

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You have seen an advertisement in an Australia 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 you are in Australia

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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 one of the photographs. -explain why you need that particular photograph -and tell your friend what happened to your copy of it.

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Write a letter to a friend about an item you borrowed last week, that accidentally got damaged. In your letter – Describe the item. – What was the damage? – What do you intend to do to rectify the problem?

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Write a letter to your friend to ask him/her to develop a website for your business. In your letter: Give a brief description of the business Mention what you’d like to be there on the website Provide some ideas on use of images on the web site.

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You have invited a friend to visit you next month. Unfortunately, you are not able to meet him/her. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, •Apologize for the change of plans •Explain why you are unable to meet him/her • Suggest another time for him/her to visit

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A friend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He/she asked for your advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: -Explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday -Describe some possible disadvantages - Say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer

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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 friend. 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

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Write a letter to your friend who is interested in learning how to drive. In your letter ● say why a driving license is advantageous( more convenient to travel, more employement) ● recommend a driving school( instituation cost 599 to guve driving classes ● give any extra guidance /tips( friend gt training who has experience 5 yesrs

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A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding 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

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You have a friend who lives abroad. You have decided to apply for a course at one of the colleges there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, ask what the city is like say what work or study you are doing now explain why you want to do this course

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You recently Stayed at your friends Place to look after the house while he/she is away. You accidentally damaged something in his/her house. write a letter to feed friend In your letter you should : • Describe what the accident was • explain when it happened • Suggest how the damage can be fixed

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Your Overseas friend has invited you to visit his country. You are planning to visit him. Write a letter to your friend, In your letter. • Thank him for the invitation & accept the invitation. • Write detail about your visit. • Briefly describe what you want to do there.

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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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You read an article in a magazine recently which might be useful for you and your friend's job. Write a letter to your friend and say -Describe an article and its content, explain why it is good for you, why would it be helpful for your friend?

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Write a letter to your friend who is planning to visit your hometown, giving them information on things to do and see while they are there

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Your friend invited you to his/her party, but you are unable to attend.Write a letter to your friend. In your letter •explain why you cannot come• give your reason for not contacting your friend sooner •suggest another time to meet

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Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter, explain why you have changed your job describe your new job tell him/her your other news Write at least 150 words

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Your friend has been offered a place on a course at the university where you studied. He/She would like your advice about finding a place to live Write an email to your friend. In your email 1)Describe where you lived when you were a student at the university 2)Recommend the best way for him/her to look for accommodation 3)Warn him/her of mistakes students make when choosing accommodation Write at least 150 words You do NOT need to write any address Begin your letter as follows Dear,

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Write a letter to your friend who lives in another country and in your letter,
 - invite him or her to a public event in your country 
 - describe the public event 
 - explain other plans you have for your friend when he or she visits.

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A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for hekp in finding a job in your country. 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 begin your letter as follows: Dear....,

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You see an advertisement for a product. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter Tell your friend where you saw the advertisement Describe the product Explain why your friend should buy this product.

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You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazins 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 why you would be a suitable person to employ -say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

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One of your friends in a foreign country is starting an import-export business, and he has asked you to recommend a product from your country to him. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: say what product you want to recommend to him tell him where he/she can get this product explain why you want to recommend this product

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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.

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You have just moved to a new place. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter. -tell him/her you moved and why you moved -describe the new place -invite your friend to visit and suggest what to do.

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A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: Give details of the course you took at the university Explain why you recommend the university Give some advice about how to apply

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You organised a birthday party at your place and borrowed something from your friend for the same. But it was damaged at the party. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, describe what it was how it was damaged what you will do about it

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Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with a friend. He/She has just sent you some photos of your holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter ●thank him/her for the photos and for the holiday ●explain why you didn’t write earlier ●invite them to come and stay with you.

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You are planning a business trip to another city. You will have some free time to do some sightseeing while you are there. Write a letter to a friend who lives in the city you will visit. In your letter • explain the purpose of the trip • ask about things to do and see in the city • invite your friend to do something with you during your visit Begin your letter as follows: Dear………..

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You are going away to travel for the summer. A friend will be looking after your house while you are away. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: say where you are going, describe your home explain some of the things your friend must do to look after your house. Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ___,

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You're planning to take a vacation. Write a letter to a friend. In your letter: 1. Describe the vacation spot you have chosen 2. Explain how you plan to spend your time there 3. Invite your friend to join you on your vacation.

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Instructions Read the question below and write a letter. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write at least 150 words. You recently stayed with a childhood friend for a few days. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter: Thank your friend for letting you stay with them. refer to something enjoyable that you did while staying with him/her invite your friend to visit you

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Write a letter to a friend who is currently moving into a new home. Write to your friend Asking about the new home Telling them you can help Describing how you can help

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Your friend is asking for your advice. He is going to university and can't decide whether to study music or business management. Write a letter - How you felt when you got the letter - What the good points are for both sides and - What your advice is

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The parents of your Australian friend Chris have invited you to a surprise birthday party for him/her. Write a letter to Chris's parents. In your letter - say why you think Chris will enjoy the surprise party - explain why you won't be able to attend the party - give details of a plan to see Chris at a different time.

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The parents of your Australlan friend Chris have invited you to a surprise birthday party for himlher. Write a letter to Chris's parents. In your letter • say why you think Chris will enjoy the surprise party •explain why you won't be able to attend the party •give details of a plan to see Chris at a different time.

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A friend from another country is moving to your city for work. He/she has asked you for advice about living in your city. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: * suggest an interesting part of the city to live in * describe the public transport in your city * say how your friend can meet new people there Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ______________,

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You stayed at a friend’s house last weekend and lost your watch. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you should: Thank him/her for the good time you had. Describe your watch. Tell your friend what you would like him/her to do with it if he/she finds it

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A good friend has just changed schools and is having difficulty fitting in and needs your advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • make suggestions as to how they could make friends • suggest joining clubs, participating in school activities • give any extra general advice You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear...,

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Write a letter to a friend. You have borrowed something from your friend and it got damaged. a) Writeapologize for damaging the product b) explain what happened c) say how are you going to fix the issue

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You have just missed a friend’s party. Write a letter to apologise. In your letter: apologise to your friend explain why you did not attend the party say what you plan to do to make up for missing the party.

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You are going abroad on holiday and your friend will stay in your home while you are away. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: explain where you hide the keys describe what your friend needs to do in your absence say when you are coming back Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear

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Essay topics: Write a letter to your friend who is visiting your home town. He needs information and guidance about the town. - say best time to visit your town - explain places to visit in your cities - invite him to your hom

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A freiend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He has asked for your advice. Write a letter to your friend. the letter, - explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday - describe some possible disadvantages - say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer

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You would like to invite your friend from abroad to a public event in your country. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter - describe the public event - explain why you think he/she would like the event - tell him/her about the other activities you can do

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You have just won two tickets to a concert and want to invite your friend to go with you. Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:give details about the concertdescribe how you won the ticketsexplain why you’ve chosen your friend to go with you.

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A friend told you recently that he/she had gone to an excellent restaurant. You wonder if this restaurant will be suitable for your birthday party next week. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter tell your friend about your planned party ask what the restaurant is called and for directions to get there ask what kind of food it serves and if your friend has any particular recommendations from the men

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A friend you made while you were studying abroad would like to spend a semester studying in your country. He/she has written to ask for your advice.Write a letter to this friend. In your letter •describe why you think he/she will enjoy it •explain why you recommend studying at your university •give some advice about how to apply Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear

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Your friend is coming over to stay with you. However, you will be away on vacation for a month. Write him/her a letter and say: In your letter •How to get the keys to your flat •How to operate the equipment in the flat and •Suggest a few places of interest to visit You should write at least 150 words.

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You recently stayed at your friend’s place, to look after the house while he/she is away. You accidentally damaged something in his/her house. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you should: describe what the accident was explain when it happened suggest how the damage can be fixed

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You are about to go on vacation for a month. A friend from another town will come and stay in your apartment. Write a letter to this freind. In your letter . Explain where your freind can get the key to the apartment. Give your friend some instructions about using your apartment. Recommend some places to go

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YOu are going to another country to study. u wud 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: 1. give details of your study plans. 2. explain why you want to get a part-time job. 3. suggest how your friend could help you find a job:

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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

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You have recently moved into a new house. You want to tell your friend about your good news. Write to your friend. In the letter: • Describe the house. • Describe the neighbourhood. • Invite your friend to come and see the house.

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You recently moved to a new house and you want to invite an old friend to stay with you. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, -Invite him to stay and suggest a date -briefly describe the new house and garden -say why you like your new house.

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have recently started work in a new company. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter, •explain why you changed jobs •describe your new job •tell him / her your other news

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A friend of yours recently gave you a nice birthday present. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – thank her for the present and say why you particularly like it – describe some other presents that you received – explain some of the things you did on your birthday. You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sarah,

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A year ago, you lent your favourite book to a friend who you thought would enjoy it. Unfortunately, your friend has forgotten to return it. The book has sentimental value to you as it had been presented by your grandmother. Write a letter to your friend. In the letter: ask how he or she is doing remind him / her about the book explain why you need it back

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You have just been offered a place on a short training course in a small seaside town where a friend of yours is living. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: 1. Greet your friend and tell your friend the good news 2. Ask your friend about life in the seaside town 3. Arrange a time to meet your friend before you start the course

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You have some time off work and are hoping to visit a close friend, Stephanie, for a few days. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • suggest spending time together • explain why you have time to do this • propose some activities Write at least 150 words.

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You are currently trying to improve your knowledge of a language which is not your first language. You have a friend who speaks this language fluently. You have decided to write to this friend. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, • explain why you want to improve your knowledge of this language – • ask him/her for suggestions on how to learn more quickly • propose that you meet your friend to talk about it

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You are planning to take a vacation. Write a letter to a friend. •Describe the vacation spot you have chosen . •Explain how you plan to spend time there. •Invite your friend to join on your vacation

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One of your friends recently had a birthday celebration, but you missed it and you forgot to tell your friend that you couldn't attend. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: - apologise for missing the birthday celebration; - explain why you missed it and why you didn't tell your friend; - and say what you would like to do to show that you are sorry.

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You stayed at a friend’s house last week and lost your book. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you should •Thank him/her for the good time you had •Describe your book •Tell your friend what you would like him/her to do with it if he/she finds it

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A friend of your is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter Give details of the course you took at the university Explain why recommend the university Give some advice about how to apply

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The parents of your Australian friend Chris have invited you to a surprise party birthday party for him/her. Write a letter to Chris's parents. In your letter say why you think Chris will enjoy the surprise party explain why you won't be able to attend the party give details of a plan to see Chris at a different time.

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Band 8 A freiend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He has asked for your advice. Write a letter to your friend. th your letter - explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday - describe some possible disadvantages - say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer

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A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He /she asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter -give details of the courses you took at the university -Explain why you recommended the university -give some advice about how to apply

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One of your friends in a foreign country is starting an import-export business, and he has asked you to recommend a product from your country to him. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, -Say what product you want to recommend to him – Tell him/her where he/she can get this product – Explain why you want to recommend this product

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

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You are studying English at a private language school attended by many international students. You are planning a surprise birthday party for a friend who has been feeling particularly sad and homesick. Write to another classmate and invite him / her to the party. In your letter: •explain the reason for the party •give the date and time of the party • suggest what the classmate could bring to the party Begin your letter as follows: Dear ________ You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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You want to sell some of your furniture. 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 describe the furniture suggest a date when your friend can come and see the furniture

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You have recently moved to a different city. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: - Explain why you decided to move to a different city -Describe the new city and accommodation -Ask your friend to arrange a visit

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You recently stayed at your friend place to look after the house while he /she is away. You accidentally damaged something in his /her house. write a letter to your friend. in this letter: Describe what the accident was Explain when it happened Suggest how the manage can be fixed.

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Your friend from England is making a business trip to your town. She has never visited your country before and wants to know what you can do together in free time. Type a letter to your friend. In your letter Describe some activities for her free time Suggest some restaurants/food in your town offer to meet her

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A friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your city 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

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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.

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You are going away to travel for the summer. A friend will be looking after your house while you are away. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: say where you are going, describe your home explain some of the things your friend must do to look after your house. Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear _________,

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TASK 1 A friend has written you to ask for advice about a problem at work. You have had a similar problem in the past. Write a letter to your friend. • Tell your friend you understand the problem • Explain what happened to you in the past • Suggest possible solutions to the problem. Write at least 150 words You do not need to write any addresses, Begin your letter as follows: Dear …..

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1.You have joined a new job recently. Write to your friend about your new job. In your letter •describe the reason for quitting the previous job •show your excitement for a new job and other details • say about your salary package

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You have recently started work in a new company. Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter: • Explain why you changed jobs • Describe your new job • Tell him/her your other news Write at least 150 wordsWrite at least 150 words

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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.

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You have recently started working for a new company. Write a letter to a friend. In your letter: Explain the reasons why you changed jobs Describe your new job Tell him/her your other newsD

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Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • make suggestions as to how they could make friends • suggest joining clubs, participating in school activities • give any extra general advice You do NOT need to write any addresses.

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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Your friend is thinking about learning to drive and would like some advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • say why a driving licence is advantageous • recommend a driving school • give any extra guidance/tips

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You have some time off work and are hoping to visit a close friend, Stephanie, for a few days. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter suggest spending time together explain why you have time to do this propose some activities

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You are going away to travel for the summer. A friend will be looking after your house while you are away. Write a letter your friend. In your letter: Say where you are going Describe your house Explain some of the things your friend must do to look after your house • You should write at least 150 words. • You do NOT need to write your own address

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You recently recieved a letter frin a friend asking for advice about whether to go to college or to try to get a job. You think he/she should get a job. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter • say why he/she would not enjoy going to college • explain why getting a job is a good idea for him/her • suggest types of job that would be suitable for him/her

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A friend of yours is living in another country. You would like to work in his/her country for a while. Write a letter to your friend and say – Explain why you would like to work in his/her country – Describe your skills and experience – Ask for some information about working in his/her country

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You are working overseas in an international company. You are leaving the country in an emergency. Write a letter to your friend. Apologies for leaving like this. Explain what happened. Tell them what you are going to miss about working.

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You have invited a friend to visit you next month. Unfortunately, you are not able to meet him/her. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, •Apologize for the change of plans • Explain why you are unable to meet him/her • Suggest another time for him/her to visit

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You are studying English at a private language school attended by many international students. You are planning a surprise birthday party for a friend who has been feeling particularly sad and homesick. Write to another classmate and invite him / her to the party. In your letter: •explain the reason for the party • give the date and time of the party • suggest what the classmate could bring to the party Begin your letter as follows: Dear ________ You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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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 spend about 20 minutes on this task. You should write at least 150 words.

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You just moved to a new city to begin a new job. write a letter to a friend. In your letter tell you friend about your job. describe the neighborhood where you will live. Invite him or her to visit you. Write at least 150 words

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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

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