More identifying

Now take a final test to identify likes, dislikes, needs and wants in an informal Task 1 letter. Click the link below to get started!

Model answer – thanking

Now read the model answer below. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have recently attended a job interview but have now decided that you will not take the job if it is offered as you have been given another position with another company you applied to. Write a letter to the … Read more

Model answer – making a request

Now read the model answer below. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Your hobby is collecting books and there is a particular rare book that you want to buy. You have found information on the internet about a shop that sells it but it is a long way from where you live. … Read more

Video: Useful tips and phrases

Narration: Here are some tips for structuring a letter where you need to make a request. We’ll use the request letter we saw earlier in the lesson. The first point is that, like all letters for Task I, you should begin by stating the purpose for writing. In this case, the purpose is to recover … Read more

…and a bad example

Now we will look at the second response to the questions from the previous exercise. Read the answer, then see why it is a bad example. Question: You lost your wallet which contained a great deal of money and it was found by your friend who posted it back to you. Write a letter to … Read more

A good example…

Now we will look at two responses to the questions from the previous exercise. Let’s start with the good response. Question: You have just returned from a weekend break at a hotel called the Campbell Hotel. When you arrived home you found that you had left a personal item at the hotel. Write a letter … Read more

Requests or thanks?

Let’s start with a quick test to see if you can identify letters of thanks or request, as well as the appropriate register. Click the link below to get started!

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: some useful vocabulary for expressing likes, dislikes, needs and wants a range of sentence structures you can use in Task 1 how to respond to sample questions where you may need to describe likes, dislikes, needs and / or wants how to write a Task 1 … Read more

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: the appropriate language to use for thank you letters and letters of request useful phrases for giving thanks in Task 1 useful tips for structuring letters of thanks useful phrases for making requests in Task 1 useful tips for structring letters making requests how a model … Read more

Unit 6 Task 1 Band 6 sample answer 1

Band score: approximately 6.0 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. The bar chart shows the number … Read more