IELTS Writing Task 1 General Training Module (Ebook)


IELTS Writing Task 1 General Training Module by Adam Smith is a comprehensive step-by-step guide on the IELTS Writing Task 1 General Training Module which will help you achieve higher score in General IELTS Writing Task 1.

About Writing Task 1 

The IELTS General Training Writing Test takes 60 minutes. You have to complete two writing tasks. For task 1,
• You have about 20 minutes
• You must write a letter of at least 150 words
• You are given a problem and you must write a letter explaining a situation and/or requesting information or action. You may also have to talk about your needs, wants, like, dislikes and/or to give opinions.

Contents of the Book

About the Writing Test
Points to Apply in Task 1, Letter Writing
A few key things to remember
The right tone & vocabulary
The first sample, the informal letter
The first sample, the informal letter
Formal Vs. Informal
Writing Strategies
Tips from examiners!
How to Answer
The Introductory Paragraph
The Closing Paragraph
The Body Paragraphs
Types of letters in Task 1, General Training
Expanding the bullet points
Appropriate Language in Letter Writing
Making Changes And Alterations While You Write
Plan your letter before starting to write
Planning Ideas
Sample Complaint Letter
Useful phrases
Sample Request of Information Letter
Sample Job Application Letter
Sample Invitation Letter
Sample Letter of Apology
Formal Business letter
Things to avoid in writing Task 1 letters
Do it right!
Good Sample Letters Worth Reading

Sample Unit

The right tone & vocabulary
Read the two following letters and their analysis tasks below each letter. The analysis task encourages you to look at the letter through the eyes of an
examiner. The first letter is an informal letter and the second one is a formal one. Compare the tone and vocabulary used in each letter carefully.

The first sample, the informal letter
Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holiday.
Write a letter to your friends. In your letter
• thank them for the photos and for the holiday
• explain why you didn’t write earlier
• invite them to come and stay with you

Sample Answer

Dear John and Jane,
I hope this letter finds you well. I’m just writing to thank you both for the holiday and for the photos you sent.
The photos arrived this morning in the post. They reminded me what a great time I had during my stay with you last month. You really were fantastic hosts, and I couldn’t have asked for better guides to show me around.
Sorry I didn’t write to you earlier, but I’ve been working flat out since the moment I arrived home. Do you remember I told you I had an assignment to
finish? Well, the deadline was two weeks earlier than I thought it was!
Anyway, I’m back to normal now and I’ve handed in all of my assignments. In fact, now that I’m free, why don’t you both come and stay? There’s a spare room here, so you’re welcome to use it whenever you like.
Hope to see you soon,
(158 words)

Analysis task:
• Is the ‘tone’ of the letter appropriate? In other words, is it written in an informal style?
• Can you find examples of style or tone?
• Is the purpose of the letter clear? Are all of the points covered?
• Is the letter well-organised? Are the points developed in a logical way?
• Can you find any examples of linking or referencing?
• Can you find examples of good, relevant vocabulary? Is the vocabulary appropriate for an informal letter?
• Are there any grammar mistakes?


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