IELTS PRACTICE TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
A man called Pete, who is a friend of a friend, is planning to visit your town. Write a letter to Pete. In your letter
suggest some things to do and see in your town
mention one thing you would not recommend
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter:
An Informal Letter – Sample answer Band Score 8
We have a mutual friend, Sally, who’s given me your details because you’re coming to visit my hometown of Hamilton next month. That’s great news and I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time here!
One thing I’d definitely recommend is a wander through the Jewellery Quarter. As you may know, Hamilton’s been a leading centre in this craft for centuries, and the Jewellery Quarter is a beautiful area of old workshops, many of which are open to the public. If you need a bite to eat, have a look down by the riverside, where there’s a great range of cafes and restaurants. And for some night life, don’t miss Lygon Street – that’s where it’s all happening – especially the Jazz Club, where’s there’s a gig most evenings!
But if I were you I’d definitely give Bligh’s Shopping Centre a miss! Please feel free to contact me at the number below while you’re in town.
Task Achievement: 7 The answer covers the requirements of the task. A clear purpose is presented and the tone is consistent. The key bullet points are addressed although some details could be more fully extended.
Coherence and Cohesion: 9 The writer uses cohesion in such a way that it attracts no attention.
Lexical Resource: 8 The writer uses a wide range of vocabulary fluently and flexibly to convey precise meaning and skilfully uses uncommon lexical items.
Grammatical Range and Accuracy: 9 The answer is characterised by the use of a wide range of structures with full flexibility and accuracy.