IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics January & February 2022

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Take a look at some of the latest IELTS general task 1 questions that have been seen on recent exams. The letter topics were reported by IELTS student in 2022. These questions could be repeated from previous months. Keep in mind that the provided questions are not predictions.

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Write a letter to the hotel manager to make arrangement for hosting a party for one of your friend's. In your letter  tell the manager about the reason for the party Explain what requirements you have As about the availability of facilities and the menu

You are going to spend your vacation in Rome, Italy. Your friend's grandfather lives there and has offered to let you stay in his apartment. Write a letter to your friend's grandfather. In your letter: Thank him for the offer but politely decline infrom him of when you will be in Rome and your travel plans invite him for an outing.

you are going on a short course to a training college abroad. it is college that you have not been to before write a letter to the accomodation officer in your letter, give details of your course and your arrival/departure date, explain your accomodation needs, ask for information about getting to and from the college

On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item. Fortunately you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost. Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company. In your letter - Describe the item you lost - Explain how you lost it - Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

Your friend has been offered a place on a course at the university where you studied. He/She would like your advice about finding a place to live. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter -describe where you lived when you were a student at the university -recommend the best way for him/her to look for accommodation -warn him/her of mistakes students make when choosing accommodation

You are planning a business trip to another city. You will have some free time to do some sight seeing while you are there. Write a letter to a friend who lives in the city you will visit. In your letter explain the purpose of the trip ask about things to do and see in the city invite your friend to do something with you during your visit

A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: give contact details for when you are away give instructions on how to care for your pet describe other household duties Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:

You want to arrange a conference for your company, and you need to ask one of your colleagues to give a presentation in this conference. Write a letter to your colleague. In your letter include: Details about the conference Why you want your colleague to give presentation What arrangement will you do for this conference

you have recently ordered an item through the internet, but are not happy with the purchase Write to the company . In your letter .. • describe what you purchased • explain why you are not happy with the purchase • tell them you what you would like them to do about the situation.

problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to study/work. Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter: describe the situation explain your problems and why it is difficult to study/work say what kind of accommodation you would prefer

You and your family are planning to spend a weekend at a seaside hotel . Write a letter to the hotel making the arrangement. Let them know when you will be arriving and leaving, what type of rooms you would like, and ask them how much the weekend will cost. Also enquire about activities and places of interest near the hotel .

You stayed at your friends' house when you participated in a business seminar in Australia.You left a file with important documents in your room. write a letter to your friend, describing the file and ask him to return it to you by post.

You recently bought a jacket, but when you got home, you discovered it was damaged. When you took it back to the store, you were told that merchandise cannot be returned. Write a letter to the store manager. In your letter Describe the problem with the jacket. Explain what happened when you tried to return it. Say what you would like the manager to do.

You live in a room in college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to study/work. Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter: describe the situation explain your problems and why it is difficult to study/work say what kind of accommodation you would prefer

You went to another city for a training course and stayed at a friend’s house for a week. They have been great hosts. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, thank them for having you at their house for a week express your gratitude for their hospitality say how much you miss them

You have been living in a rental apartment for the past year. Recently a new neighbour moved in and has been making a lot of noise, which disturbs you. Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter: explain the situation describe why it bothers you suggest a solution

You are going to spend your vacation in Rome, Italy. Your friend's grandfather lives there and has offered to let you stay in his apartment. Write a letter to your friend's grandfather. In your letter: - Thank him for the offer but politely decline - Inform him of when you will be in Rome and your travel plans - Invite him for an outing

You have bought a new laptop computer and in a few days of purchase discovered amajor flaw, write a letter to the Company In your letter - Intoduce yourself - explain the situation - say what action you would like to company to take.

You have lost your student identification card. This has created some problems for you. Write a letter to the director of student services. In your letter advise them of your situation explain how this is affecting you request a new card

Write a letter to the company that sold you the item. In the letter: give details about the order you made explain what was wrong with the item tell the company what you want them to do about it

Write a letter to the publisher in a newspaper, asking to advertise a meeting of people from different countries you are organizing. Explain where, when and why

You are having a graduation party next Saturday night. You have invited 50 people to celebrate at an outdoor barbecue evening, which may continue till late night.Write a letter to your elderly neighbour. In your letter: explain what will be happening offer your apologies in advance invite him/her to visit your house someday

You are renting a flat from an agency. Your contract was for one year but you need to leave the flat two months early. Write a letter to the agency. In your letter introduce yourself ask to leave the flat before the contract finishes explain why you need to break the contract.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The pie charts below show average house hold expenditures in Japan and Malaysia in the year 2010. You now find that you cannot continue the course. Write a letter to your teachers.

You work for an international company. You have seen an advertisement for a training course which will be useful for your job. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter describe the training course you want to do explain what the company could do to help you say how the course will be useful for your job

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You now find that you cannot continue the course. Write a letter to your teachers.

Some people think that the traditional skill of writing letters will disappear completely. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How important do you think is letter-writing?

You have been invited to a networking conference for your field of work. Write a letter to your boss. In your letter: Describe the invitation you received and why it is important to you Explain why the conference would be beneficial for you and the company Ask for the company for time off to attend and to cover some of the travel costs.

Your workplace does not have a parking area for cars and it causing some problems. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter, you should: describe the problems explain why they should solve the problems and give your suggestion on how to solve the problems.

Write a letter to your manager to report a mistake you found in a magazine article about your company In your letter • Describe the magazine and the article. • What was the mistake? • Explain what you would like the manager to do about it.

You have bought electronic equipment and within two days it started to go wrong. write a letter to shopkeeper about your dissatisfaction with the product and services. Ask him to find proper solution for the problem.

Your local council is considering closing a sports and leisure centre that it runs in order to save money . Write a letter to the local council . In your letter Guve details of how you and your friends or family use the centre . Explain why the sports and leisure centre is important for the local community . Describe the possible effects on local people if the centre closes.

Write a letter of complaint to a company outlining a problem you had while visiting one of their stores. In your letter include: 􀈈􀀃 what the problem was 􀈈􀀃 why this problem has upset you 􀈈􀀃 what you want to happen as a result of your letter

You are going to spend your vacation in Rome, Italy. Your friend's grandfather lives there and has offered to let you stay in his apartment. Write a letter to your friend's grandfather. In your letter: Thank him for the offer but politely decline Inform him of when you will be in Rome and your travel plans Invite him for an outing

Although you are meant to present your thesis project in one month, your sister is getting married in Spain at the same time. You would like to change dates for your presentation. Write a letter to your professor. In your letter: Explain the situation Remind the professor of your academic achievements to date Ask for a different date to present your thesis

A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your country . You have heard about a job in a local company that might be suitable for him/her . Write a letter to this friend . In your letter Tell your friend about the job and what sort of work it involves Say why you think the job would be suitable for him/her Explain how to apply for the job

You borrowed an important textbook from a classmate last term. You now realize your classmate has returned home overseas and you still have a book. Write a letter to him/her. In your letter -apologise for the mistake -find out how important the book is to him/her -say what you will do

Your child is going on a three day school trip to another country. The head teacher wants to find parents to go with the group and you would like to go. Write a letter to the head teacher. In your letter: Say why you would like to go on the trip Suggest what you could do to help during the trip Ask other questions about the trip

You have been assigned to give a networking presentation with your colleague from a different office, who you met last year. Write a letter to your colleague. In your letter: • Inform your colleague that you will be working together. • Provide your initial ideas on the networking presentation. • Ask for a time to meet and practice the presentation.

Mrs Barrett, an English-speaking woman who lives in your town , has advertised for someone to help her in her home for a few hours a day next summer . Write a letter to Mrs Barrett. In your letter Suggest how you could help her in her home Say why you would like to do this work Explain when you will and will not be available

You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter - Explain why you want to take time off work . - Give details of the amount of time you need . - Suggest how your work could be covered while you are away.

You have just read an article in a national newspaper which claims that town centres in your country all look very similer to each other . You don’t’ fully agree with this opinion. Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper . In your letter Say which points in the article you agree with Explain ways in which your town centers is different from most other town centers Offer to give a guided tour of our town to the writer of the article

Your friend who lives in another city has opened a new gift shop. You were unable to attend the inauguration due to an important competition you are a part of. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter you must Congratulate your friend Explain your inability to attend Mention that you will visit soon

Your friend wants to send her/his children to your house for the weekend. Write a letter to him/her and say  *Agree to this arrangement. *Say what time is suitable for you. *Describe what you are planning to do.

A friend you met last year has invited you to visit him/her in his/her country. You have never been there before and need some information before you leave. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: request advise about a gift for his/her family ask about activities and clothing in his/her country find out about the food

You work for an international company and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another country. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter: explain why you want to work in the company’s head office for six months say how your work could be done while you are away ask for his/her help in arranging it Write at least 150 words.

Recently, the retail company you work for has been losing customers to a competitor. The company is setting up a scheme to encourage customers to stay with the company. Your boss has asked you to write a letter to the customers on your database outlining this customer loyalty scheme. Write the letter to your customers: • describing the benefits for customers of the loyalty scheme • explaining what customers must do to join the scheme • giving details of a special promotion to launch the scheme • reminding customers of the quality of your goods.

On a recent holiday, you lost a valubale item. Fortunately, you have travel insurance to cover the cost of anything lost. Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company, in your letter - Describe the item you lost - Explain how you lost it -Tell the insurance company what you would like them to do

You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this. Write a letter to your manager. In your letter - Explain why you want to take time off work - Give details of the amount of time you need - Suggest how your work could be covered while you are away

You have had a problem with your neighbor for the past few months. You have not been able to meet with your neighbor to discuss the problem. Write a letter to your neighbor. In your letter: Explain the problem Suggest a solution Say what action you will take if the situation does not improve

Write a letter to your friend about a job opportunity you came across that they might find interesting. In your letter, you should: - give some details about the job -mention how came across the job opportunity -explain why you feel the job would be suitable for your friend

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 friend. In your letter Thank them for the photos and for the holiday Explain why you don't write earlier Invite them to como and stay with you.

You live in an area where some sport facilities are needed for people your age. Write a letter to local authorities. In your letter Mention the existing facilities Ask for more facilities to be built Explain how these facilities will be useful for people your age

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, give details of the course you took at the university explain why you recommend the university give some advice about how to apply

Write a letter to local authorities by requesting additional sports facilities for your age group in your area. *Mention about the current sport facilities available *What kind of additional sports facilities should be introduced *How the new sports facilities would be a help for the people in your age group

Write a letter to local authorities by requesting additional sports facilities for your age group in your area. *Mention about the current sport facilities available  *What kind of additional sports facilities should be introduced  *How the new sports facilities would be a help for the people in your age group

you recentely receved a letter from a freind asking for advice about whether to go to college or to try tp get a job. you think she should get a job. write a letter to this friend. in your letter - Say why she would not enjoy going to college - explain why getting a job is a good idea for her -suggest types of jobs that would be suitable for her

Write a letter to your teachers. In your letter describe the situation explain why you cannot continue at this time say what action you would like to take You do NOT need to write any addresses.

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, give details of the course you took at the university explain why you recommend the university give some advice about how to apply Write at least 150 words.

You have been working with your company for two years and are interested in a promotion. Write a letter to your direct boss. In your letter: Explain your varied achievements over the past two years Express your interest in growing with the company Ask for a meeting to discuss a potential promotion

You and your friends ate a meal at a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, and you were very pleased with the food and service. Write a letter to the restaurant manager. In your letter: Give details of your visit to the restaurant Explain the reason for the celebration Say what you liked about the food or service Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

The apartment that you have rented was repaired recently. Later you discovered some defects in repairs. Write a letter to your landlord; In your letter. Explain what the problem is Suggest how it can be fixed Say what you would like the landlord to do about it.

You recently spent a weekend with your friend in her/his new house. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you should: • explain what you like about his new house • describe what you enjoyed most about your stay • suggest when and where you could meet next

Your recently visited a store and didn't like the customer service there. Write a complaint letter to the store manager and say -What was the issue there? -Why wasn't the staff helpful? -Suggest what can be done about it

Your mentor recommended you to learn a new language and gave you contact details of a teacher. Following his advice, you need to write a letter to the teacher and say: • What is your motivation to learn a new language • How can the teacher help you • When you will be ready to start

A museum near your home is looking for people to do part-time voluntary/unpaid work. You would like to do some voluntary/unpaid work at the museum. Write a letter to the museum director to apply for the voluntary/unpaid work. In your letter, explain why you want to do voluntary/unpaid work at the museum describe some skills and qualities you have that would be useful give details of when you would be available for work Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir or Madam,

You have rented an apartment recently, but you are facing some problems. Write a letter to the landlord: • Describe the details of the problems • How are these affecting your family • Ask for possible solutions

Your internet connection has been slow and intermittent Write a letter to your internet service provider to complain. In the letter: – Describe the problem and why you are unhappy – Arrange for an engineer to visit your home – Request a reduction in your bill

You will be celebrating your son’s 8th birthday next week. You want to invite one of your colleagues to attend the birthday party. Write an invitation letter to this college. In your letter, invite your colleague to your son’s birthday party give details of the party and its date and time say how happy you and your family would be to have him/her at the party

A friend you met last year has invited you to visit him/her in his/her country. You have never been there before and need some information before you leave. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: request advise about a gift for his/her family ask about activities and clothing in his/her country find out about the food You do NOT need to write any address. You should write at least 150 words

Write a letter declinging the job offer.

You ordered two items through the internet and you received two different items. Write a letter to the manager: Explain about what you ordered. Ask why the two other items were different. Ask about how he would solve this problem.

Your friend is coming to your country from abroad, but you can't go to pick him up at the airport. Write a letter to him/her and say -why you can't pick him up -suggest alternative ideas -talk about what he can do in your country

You took your family to a nearby restaurant. You were disappointed with the meal and wish to complain to the manager. Write a letter to the manager of the restaurant. In the letter: explain why you were at the restaurant describe the problems write about the action you want the manager to take

Your colleague has invited you to his farewell party. You will not be able to attend the party, write a letter to the friend. - Explain the situation - Say why you will not be attending -Say something about the period you have worked together and his/her work.

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter, - give details of your study plans - explain why you want to get a part-time job - suggest how your friend could help you find a job

You work for an international company and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another company Write a letter to your manager. In your letter: - Explain why you want to work in the company’s head office for six months - Say how your work could be done while you are away - Ask for his/her help in arranging it

You and some friends ate a meal at a restaurant to celebrate occasion, and you were very pleased with the food and service. Write a letter to the restaurant manager. In your letter, - Give details of your visit to the restaurant - Explain the reason for the celebration - Say what was good about the food and the service

Question: You are going to another country to study. You would like to do part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter, - give details of your study plans - explain why you want to get a part-time job - suggest how your friend could help you find a job

You recently went to a concert and thought one of the singers was very good. You want to tell how you feel. Write a letter to the singer. In your letter: say how you feel about his performance give details of your musical activities explain how you would like him to help you with your musical activities

Your share your room with another student in the college hostel. You find it very difficult to study there because he or she always has parties and friends visiting. Write a letter to the hostel warden complaining about your displeasure with the room mate.

You and your family are living in rented accommodation in an English speaking country. You are not satisfied with the condition of some of the furniture. Write a letter to your landlord. In your letter introduce yourself explain what is wrong with the furniture say what action you would like the landlord to take

You have just moved into a new home and are planning to hold a party. You are worried that the noise may disturb your neighbour. Write a letter to your neighbour. In your letter introduce yourself describe your plans for the party invite your neighbour to come

You organised a 90th birthday party in a hotel for a relative. Many elderly guests attended this party which of grand success. Write a letter to thank the hotel manager. In your letter, Give details of party the reasons why party was successful Mention a staff member who helped you a lot

Your neighbours have recently written to you to complain about the noise from your house/ flat. Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter explain the reasons for the noise apologise describe what action you will take

You have just moved into a new home and are planning to hold a party. You are worried that the noise may disturb your neighbour. Write a letter to your neighbour. In your letter introduce yourself describe your plans for the party invite your neighbour to come

Your neighbours have recently written to you to complain about the noise from your house/ flat. Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter explain the reasons for the noise apologise describe what action you will take

You bought a piece of furniture from a store in another town recently. There is a problem with the item you bought. Write a letter to the store manager. In your letter, Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter explain the reasons for the noise apologise describe what action you will take

Recently you noticed that the waste (garbage) disposal in your area is creating problems. Write a letter complaining about the situation to the environment officer. * The time of waste pickup. * What is the problem with the waste. * Suggest solution to the problem.

You have just spent a week with a friend on holiday. When you got home, you realised you had left your wallet there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: 1. thank your friend for the holiday 2. explain that you left your wallet in their house 3. give them instructions of how to send it back to you

You have been invited to attend an interview for a place studying a course in a college. Unfortunately, because of a previous appointment, you cannot come at the time they wish. Write a letter to the admissions tutor: explain your position apologise and offer to come on another day or later the same day. ask how long the interview will be and whether there will be any tests during it. You should write at least 150 words.

You have a complaint about the hotel you stayed at while attending a meeting that was booked by the organiser of a company meeting. Write a letter to the organiser of the meeting and include • Details about the meeting • The problem you face • What should be done

You have recently started work in a new company. Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter explain why you changed jobs describe your new job tell him/her your other news.

you have just read an article in a national newspaper which claims that town centers in your country all look very similar to each other you don't fully agree with this opinion. write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. In your letter say which points in the article you agree with explain ways in which your town center is different from most other town centers Offered to give a guided tour of your town to the writer of the article

Write a letter to the manager of a cinema (movie theatre) about a jacket you have left behind after a film. In your letter: Describe the jacket Describe where you were seated Explain what you want to be done

Your local bookshop has invited members of the public to recommend a guest speaker for an upcoming event that will include a series of talks from well-known people. Write an letter to the bookshop. In your letter • suggest a speaker • say what they would contribute to the event • explain why other people would be interested too

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter Give details of your study plans Explain why you want to get a part-time job Suggest how your friend could help you find a job

Your friend asked you for some help for the preparation of a party that he/she is going to throw at his/her home. Write a letter to your friend asking: *What can you help with? *What will you bring for the party? *When you have time to help. Begin your letter with: Dear.........., Write at least 150 words.

you recently attended a meeting at a hotel. When you returned home, you found you had left some important papers at the hotel. write a letter to the manager of the hotel. in your letter 1- Say where you think left the papers 2- explain why they are so important 3- tell the manager what you want him to do

You have a complaint about the hotel you stayed at while attending a meeting that was booked by the organiser of a company meeting. Write a letter to the organiser of the meeting and include Details about the meeting The problem you face What should be done

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