About IELTS General Writing Task 1
General Task 1 questions are made up of 3 different parts. The first is usually 1 sentence long and gives some background information on why the letter is being written. The second part instructs the student to write a letter and often indicates the nature and tone the student is expected to display. The third part of the question shares specific details that the student must elaborate upon. It is important that the student completely understands each section of the question to ensure their answer fulfills it properly.
Even though your question may be on any number of topics, you will most likely need to write one of the following six letter types:
1. A letter of request
2. A letter of condolence
3. A letter of appreciation
4. A letter of advice, feedback or suggestion
5. A letter of apology
6. A letter of complaint
About IELTS General Task 1: How to Write at Band 9 Level
This book has been written to briefly summarize what a student needs to do to score band 9 on the Task 1 portion of the IELTS General exam. It is a summary of skills and is presented in a manner that is expected to be informative yet concise. Please note that this book should not act as the students sole preparatory resource for Task 1. A regimen involving regular practice and guided IELTS instructor feedback is highly recommended. All example Task 1 questions appearing in this book have been taken from real IELTS exams in an effort to give the student more genuine IELTS exposure.