IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

A large company in your area has decided to spend a certain amount of money, either to sponsor a local children's sports team for two years, or to pay for two open-air concerts. It has asked for feedback from the general public.

Write a letter to the company. In your letter:
- describe the benefits of sponsoring the sports team
- summarise the benefits of paying for the concerts
- say how you think the company should spend some money

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to provide my feedback regarding your decision to sponsor a children's sports team or pay for two open-air concerts in my area.

To begin with, there are various advantages of sponsoring the sports team. Children get opportunity to participate in sports at national and international level. This will give them opportunity to get recognized globally. Moreover, encouraging children to participate in sports has various health benefits.

On the other hand, ther eare certain benefits of paying for live concerts. People get a chance to relax by listening to the soothing music performed in concerts. Moreover, music mitigates the stress. It has calming effect on the mind and hence is beneficial for health.

Finally, both sports and music are essential for healthy lifestyle. I suggest that you could spend partly sponsoring a sports team for 1 year instead of 2 years and partly on opening one open-air concert instead of two.

Hoping that you will consider my suggestion.

Yours faithfully,

Total Words: 190

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7.5


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