Your local council is considering closing a sports and leisure centre that it runs, in order to save money. Write a letter to the local council. In your letter, • give details of how you and your friends or family use the centre • explain why the sports and leisure centre is important for the local community • describe the possible effects on local people if the centre closes
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IELTS says that you should write a minimum of 150 words in writing task 1. If you go under word count you will lose marks in task response.
A very long letter will not give you a higher band score.
Aim for between 160 to 190 words in writing task 1. This will ensure a concise letter and will be realistic in terms of time management. You have only 20 minutes to write the letter and you need around 5 minutes of planning time, so you will not be able to write a long letter in 15 minutes.