54 IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics and Band 8.0+ Samples

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IELTS Writing Task 1  is the first section of the IELTS General Training Writing test where you are asked to write an informal, semi-formal or formal letter. You should spend about 20 minutes on it.

You can download 54 IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics and Band 8.0+ Model Letters below to practice at home. Below are 2 band 8.0+ samples for IELTS Writing Task 1

You have received a letter from your bank, asking you to acknowledge receipt of a new bank card.  However, the card was missing from the envelope. Write a letter to the bank’s head office. In your letter

  •  explain why you are writing
  • express concern about the missing card
  • ask them what they intend to do

Sample Letter:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to inform you that I received a letter from my bank today, which was supposed to contain my new bank card. Unfortunately there was no bank card enclosed in the envelope when I opened it.

I telephoned the bank to explain the problem, but I could not get through to the right department, even though I waited on the line for over half an hour, which was extremely annoying.

In the letter, you asked me to acknowledge the receipt of the card, but obviousely I cannot do this as I have not received it. I am now very worried because it is a possibility that my card has gone to another customer or got lost. What will happen if somebody has already used the card and and spent my money? Will the bank repay me?

Is it possible for the bank to cancel this card so nobody else can use it? Could you also send me a new card by secure means?

I hope to hear from you soon.

You are organising a trip to the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales for a group of students from Perth in Western Australia.

Write to the manager of Student Hostel Services and explain when you want to visit the Snowy Mountains, how long you will stay, how many students are in your party, and what accommodation you will require.

Dear Manager of Student Hostel Services,

I am writing to seek accommodation in the Snowy Mountains for a group of students from Perth.

We expect to be in the Snowy Mountains between June 1 and June 12. There are fourteen people in our group, five men, seven women and a married couple. The five men will accept dormitory accommodation, and the women are happy to share rooms, but the married couple would like a double room.
We hope to keep our expenses as low as possible.

Please tell me about recreational services in the area. The group will bring their own boots for bushwalking, but we are hoping to hire equipment for other sports, like skiing. Some of our group will want to hire geological picks and other equipment, if possible. We also need to know about access to caves and other interesting geological features in the area.

I am looking forward to receiving information about the Student Hostel Services and other facilities.

Yours sincerely

Amanda Chan


54 IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics and Band 8.0+ Samples
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