IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 10

You bought a TV a week ago but when you got home you discovered it did not work properly. You called 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

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Answer:

Dear sir or madam,

My name is Amit Shah and I am one of your frequent customers. I am writing this letter to report the faulty TV that I purchased from your company on Tuesday last week.

On Tuesday, 12 June, I visited your store following a recommendation from friends to buy a Samsung LED TV which has the code 40L657B40. On purchasing this TV, I was assured that this was the latest model and the best buy. However, after installation of the TV in home, I discovered that not only the remote control is unreliable but also the quality of the picture is quite blurry. I immediately called your customer Service Department which assured me of the replacement with a new TV within 2 days. I am disappointed to state that neither replacement nor repair has been undertaken by your people. Worst! the communication since then from our side is not even being properly responded.

I am exceedingly displeased with both the quality of the product I purchased from your company as well as the poor service I have received since. I hope this problem will be resolved promptly. I expect to receive a replacement TV or have my current TV repair but only if it could be fixed within a day.

I look forward to hearing back from you immediately. Thanking you for your attention.

Yours faithfully,

Amit Shah

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 9

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

You recently read an article in newspaper about someone you know personally. You found some information is wrong.

Write a letter to the editor to inform him about it. Use following points:

  • What is the article about?
  • What is the error?
  • What you expect an editor to do?

Dear Sir,

I am John Wright from London. I am writing to you regarding the recent article you published about Sir David Markham last week, April 2nd, in The Times newspaper.

The article recounts a brief biography of Sir David’s life and then continues to focus on his work and the impact it has had on modern politics. The biography starts with his birth in Edinburgh and his later move in 1962 to the Durham University. From there, it focuses on his work with the UNESCO.

I would like to bring an error in your article to your kind attention. Documentation shows that Sir David did not attend the University of the Durham, in 1961. In fact, he took a gap year in Europe working with a volunteer program and then joined the university in 1962. I know this as I worked with him in the same camp and became friends with him. His year abroad, which is absent from your article, forged a foundation of his philosophy of life and his work in later years.

I hope you will publish this rectification in the newspaper. Sir David’s work is still of immense importance and people should know the significance of that year’s gap in his life.

Looking forward to a positive reply.

Yours faithfully,

John Wright

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 8

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

You are experiencing financial problems and want to ask your landlord if you can pay your rent late. Write a letter to your landlord.

In your letter explain:

  • Why you are writing to him
  • Why you cannot pay the rent
  • When you will pay the rent.

Write at least 150 words

You do NOT need to write any addresses

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear……..,

Dear Mr. Sinha,

I am writing to you to request that you to allow me to pay my rent late this month.

I’ve been a tenant with you for many years now, and, as you know, I have always been punctual in paying rent. However, currently, I am having a few financial problems.

Last month, I was forced to search for a new assignment as the company I work for is closing down. Also, I spent all my savings on my younger brother’s tuition for engineering. To make matters worse, since the company is shutting down, I have not received a redundancy payment, therefore leaving me short of money this month.

I can assure you that I will be able to pay the rent on the 15th of next month. I have now found another job, and they have kindly agreed to give me an advance on my wages, but they are unable to arrange this until next week.

I hope this will be acceptable to you, but please contact me if it is a problem.

Kind regards,

Sumit Gupta

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 7

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

Last month you had an overseas holiday with some friends where you stayed at their house. They have just sent you some holiday photos.

Write a letter to your friends.

In your letter:

  • Thank them for the holiday and the photos
  • Explain why you didn’t write earlier
  • Invite them to come and stay with you

Hi John,

How are you? I hope this letter finds you well. It has been a while since we interacted. I was planning to write to you for long but could not manage.

Firstly, thank you so much not only for such a memorable holiday in Sydney but also for the lovely photos that you dispatched of the holiday. I was eagerly waiting for them to show to family friends here. I must say all the photos are quite wonderful as they brought all memories back to me so vividly.

Sorry, it has taken me so long to write back and say thank you, however, as soon as I landed back in India, I had a much-awaited job interview. Hence, I was busy with preparation for the same and the real interview. I have finally landed a job for myself in my dream company Zenta Motors as a Design Engineer. Unfortunately, I am shifting to Bangalore as the company’s headquarters are there. So, with all the shifting and new job, I could not write earlier.

Next month, I am planning to have a reunion with all our college friends who are now staying at my new place in Bangalore. You must come without any excuse and of course, you must stay with me as my new accommodation has plenty of room. I will pick you up at the airport.

Take care and write back soon.

Warm regards,

Sagar

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 6

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

You are about to go on a vacation. A friend from another town shall come and stay in your apartment.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter

  • Explain where your friend can get the key to the apartment
  • Give your friend some instructions about using your apartment
  • Recommend some place to go

Answer:

Dear Sanjay

I hope this letter finds you in pink of your health. Thanks for agreeing to stay in my house for a month while I am on a trek in the Alps.

When you will reach Pune next month, you will find the apartment key with my neighbour Mr. Mane who is a war veteran. The old age may have hampered his movement and do call him in advance.

Once you enter the apartment, reconnect the LPG burner as I will have it disengaged for safety. The milkman delivers milk early in the morning and the housemaid follows to cook the breakfast. I have updated both about your stay and I am sure they shall follow your specific instructions. You may use the washing machine and other electronic equipment as you please.

In case you are bored, you may visit Old Pune where you shall see the past glory of the Maratha Empire. Especially, the Kelkar Museum and the Shaniwarwada are a treat for the history lovers who, I know, you are. You may also choose to explore the nearby markets which have foods exclusive to Pune. Being a foodie, I am sure you will cherish those.

In case needed do give me a call. Thanks in advance for looking after my house.

Love,

Sonali

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IELTS ESSAY 20

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

The task of essay writing expects you to write an essay in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

In many countries, today insufficient respect is shown to older people.

What do you think may be the reasons for this?

What problems might this cause in society?

Answer:

In this fast-paced world, local traditions are first causalities of globalization. While people are busy celebrating the materialistic achievements, very few are concerned about the old generation, forget acknowledging their parent’s due contribution in the success. This is an attempt to account for the reasons of the trends and their repercussions in the future.

Let’s begin with causes of the trend. Due to change in priorities youngsters value their careers to the extent of sacrificing their family time. Lack of attention makes veterans feel unwanted. To reconcile the relations, they may ask off-springs few questions which are labelled by the youth as an intrusion in their lives, leading to disrespect. Moreover, rarely do we see senior members fit enough to care for themselves. Their physical, as well as monetary dependence, is abhorred, leading to further disregard. For example, many youngsters leave their countries, never to return to their parents and family lest they may depend on youth’s new-found treasure.

If this continues further, one can foresee a bleak future for the humanity. Firstly, lack of respect for the seniors of a house leads to dysfunctional families as youngsters opt for nuclear families at drop of a hat. Secondly, parents who are technologically and monetarily dependent on their children are considered as a liability and dispatched to old-age homes which have sprung up like mushrooms all over the country. The trends estrange the families jolting the foundations of family systems.

Looking back, it clear that changes in priorities and moral grounds of the current generation are main reasons for such an apathy towards elderly. If this continues to happen they institution of families itself will be challenged in the future.

Score:

This essay deserves a score of about 8.

Task Response:

The essay satisfies the task of explaining the causes and effects very well. It also ensures strong reasoning with corresponding examples.

Coherence and Cohesion:

The essay maintains the flow of ideas quite well by ensuring logical order. Effective usage of linking words helps to transmit well from one topic to another, though there is hiccup while giving examples.

Lexical Resource:

The range of words used is very precise without compromising the meaning of the sentences. There are exactly 278 words which help the writer maintain precision.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

There is enough range of structures which are used appropriately.

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IELTS ESSAY 19

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

Task of essay writing expects you to write an essay in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

Advances in technology and automation have reduced the need for manual labour. (opinion) Therefore, working hours should be reduced.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Automation is pervasive across all industries and has reduced human efforts. At the same time, it has given birth to many phenomena ranging from industrialization to globalization, keeping people discussing whether to decrease the number of working hours or not. It seems that the number of working hours must be kept similar.

Let’s consider manufacturing industry. Indeed, the automation has reduced the human labours drastically but also has reduced number of labourers instead of working hours. At the same time, the globalization and revolution in transportation have increased the consumer demands of goods many-folds. To manufacture for such soaring demands, the fired workers work in other industries which help bridge the gap between demand and supply, in turn, creating new jobs. These task forces put in 24 hours a day which in fact demands more number of working hours.

On the other hand, one can argue that in Information Technology (IT) sector, automated programs assist the personnel by reducing number of hours required to complete the tasks. Additionally, better hardware makes it easy to have sophisticated programs which can reduce the need to work extensively. However, increasing productivity standards demand constant improvement in such codes and hardware. Improving these both aspects requires additional working hours ultimately beating the goal why they were there in first place.

Looking back, in traditional industries like manufacturing as well as non-traditional industries like IT, increasing demands of customers, productivity standards, and subsequent improvisations make it difficult to even maintain same number of working hours forget reducing them. So, I believe the number of working hours should be constant.

Score:

This essay deserves a score of about 7.5.

Task Response:

The essay satisfies the task of explaining both sides of the essay very well. It also ensures strong reasoning with corresponding examples.

Coherence and Cohesion:

The essay maintains the flow of ideas quite well by ensuring logical order. Effective usage of linking words helps to transmit well from one topic to another, though there is hiccup while giving examples.

Lexical Resource:

The range of words used is very precise without compromising the meaning of the sentences. There are exactly 268 words which help the writer maintain precision.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

There is enough range of structures which are used appropriately.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 5

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

One of your friends has asked you to be a partner in his new business.

Write a letter to reply to your friend’s offer.  In your letter

  • Give your opinion about friend’s business ideas
  • Tell him whether you have decided to accept his offer
  • And explain your reasons for the decision

Dear Harshad,

It was nice catching up with you on Shrikant’s housewarming party the other night. Also, it was very generous of you to discuss your future entrepreneurial venture and to invite me to join in.

After understanding your model of business, I did my research and I happen to agree with a majority of the ideas. Specifically, I approve that, the void of IT applications in Human Resources is a huge opportunity in future.

Honestly, I was a pleasantly surprised when you offered me to come on board as a partner and more than happy to accept it.

Our friendship goes long back in time and I am sure with our coordination, we can hit the market well. Moreover, our backgrounds offer us skills that are mutually exhaustive and thus complement us to kickstart the operations as soon as possible.

Hope to catch up soon tomorrow to discuss further. Thanks a lot for kind gesture of joint business endeavour.

Warm regards,

Niraj

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IELTS ESSAY 18

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 2.

The task of essay writing expects you to write an essay in minimum 250 words. Reader judges your essay on factors such as Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

While mobile phones have many advantages, a number of problems have also resulted from them or the ways in which they are used.
What are some of these problems?
What solutions can you suggest for solving these problems?

In this ever-evolving world, communication has been revolutionized thanks to mobile phones. Agreed the changes have brought the world closer, but have opened a new can of worms which, in fact, is difficult to manage. Looking at the intensity of new found problems, it is high time to take remedial actions.

Cellular phones have sucked emotions out of the relations as most of the communication is handled through these small devices, eliminating the need to talk face to face. Friends who used to knock on the doors earlier have started updating over phones, creating emotional gaps. Further, excessive usage of the device exposes the user to harmful radiations, which affect the vital organs in the body. A Recent surge in the rate of heart attacks in employees using mobiles is a warning for all of us.

To overcome such terrible consequences, one must minimize using the mobile phones and keep it for emergency measures. It can be agreed that the versatility of the device compels the user to be around it, however, avoiding social scenarios and compromising emotional values in the relationship cannot be justified. One can optimize the usage by allocating certain periods of time. Also, this way the user can ensure that radiations are affecting the body in limited ways: headphones on calls can be extremely beneficial to keep away from the effect of radiations.

Looking back, unwarranted usage of the mobile phones has led advent of unforeseen complications which have social as well as physical implications. To avoid such glitches, one must restrict usage as much as possible while devising few precautionary methods in unavoidable circumstance.

Score:

This essay deserves score of 8 or more.

Task Response:

The essay satisfies the task of enlisting problems and their solutions very well. It also ensures strong reasoning with corresponding examples.

Coherence and Cohesion:

The essay maintains the flow of ideas quite well by ensuring logical order. Effective usage of linking words helps to transmit well from one topic to another, though there is hiccup while giving examples.

Lexical Resource:

The range of words used is very precise without compromising the meaning of the sentences. There are exactly 268 words which help the writer maintain precision.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy:

There is enough range of structures which are used appropriately.

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IELTS Writing Task 1 | General Training | Sample 4

Many professionals from India appear for IELTS – General Training each year in order to apply for permanent residency in Canada and Australia. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS writing section which consists of two tasks. Task 1 is Letter Writing and Task 2 is Essay Writing. We have already published few samples of writing task 1.

The task of letter writing expects you to write a letter in minimum 150 words. Reader judges your letter on factors such as Task Achievement, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resources, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.

You recently went on a trip with your 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

Dear Sameer,

I hope you find this letter in good health. I still remember the last trip we had, last May to the jungles of Gir with our families.

En route we clicked numerous photographs of wild, but one of them which was the highlight of the endeavor was that of 10 lions together in the wee hours of the morning. Lions in India are rarefied and so, the photograph you clicked is a rare gem. I would be very happy to receive a raw copy of it.

I think this click will suit my son, Rohan’s latest science project on wildlife for the tenth standard.  Firstly, the photograph captures the beast in its full glory and secondly, the original work rather than just plagiarism work will elevate the quality of his project.

I still have a copy of it on my WhatssApp however, it is far from impressive to print it in the project. Moreover, the hardcopy shared with Rohan was misplaced in his school-bus. Even after multiple searches in school, the bus and at home we could not recover it.

I hope you find some time from your busy schedule to dispatch the raw copy as already mentioned. Call me if needed. See you on Suresh’s housewarming party in next week.

Thank you in advance.

Warm regards,

Ashish

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