Unit 1 Task 1 Band 5 sample answer 1

Band score: approximately 5.0 The answer below has been rated based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to see the correction, and scroll to the bottom of the page to read our comments on the report. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You recently became a … Read more

Unit 1 Task 1 model answer 2

Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You are going on holiday and would like to stay in the same hotel as you did on your last visit. Write to the hotel. In your letter Explain why you have chosen to visit the same hotel Give them the details of your … Read more

Unit 1 Task 1 model answer 1

Task 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have been studying overseas and staying as a guest with a family for the last 6 months and have recently returned home. Write to the family. In your letter Thank them for having you Say what you enjoyed about living with them Tell … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… that you should spend about 20 minutes on Task 1 that you should write at least 150 words that you need to write a letter about the 4 criteria the examiner will use to grade your answer (Task Achievement, Cohesion and coherence, Lexical resource, Grammatical range and accuracy) … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. INSTRUCTIONS AIM CATEGORY LOGICAL LIMIT ERROR DEMONSTRATE COHESION COHERENCE LEXICAL

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: how long you have to complete Task 1 the minimum number of words you are required to write that you need to write a letter the 4 criteria that the examiner is marking you on

Video: Task 1 instructions

Narration: Each task one type has the same set of instructions. The first instruction is that you should spend about twenty minutes on this task. You only have one hour to complete both Task 1 and Task 2, so it is important that you do not spend more than about 20 minutes on Task 1. … Read more

Video: Introducing Task 1

Narration: An introduction to Task I writing for the General Training test. The aim of Task I in the General Training test is to write a letter in response to a problem or situation. The letter may need to be written formally, semi formally or informally. In the test you may have to show an … Read more

Video: About the General Training reading test

Narration: Introduction to the General Training reading test. Before beginning the reading course, you will need to know some information about the test. In the General Training reading test, you will have 60 minutes to answer 40 questions on three different reading sections. Here is a brief description of what is in each section. In … Read more

Speaking test 9

Answer the questions. Try to speak for the time shown in brackets for each section. Part 1 (4 to 5 minutes) “Do you take many photographs?” “Do you prefer to take photographs of people or places?” “Are you happy to have your photograph taken?” “What is public transport like in your country?” “Do many people … Read more