IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

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 about how to care for your pet
Describe other household duties

Model Answer:

Dear Amy,
Hope you are doing great. Thank you very much for agreeing to look after my house and my dog, Tommy for few days. Thanks to your help, me and Papia would be able to enjoy a much needed vacation. Before I leave, I wanted to walk you through some important details.

To begin with, you can buzz me anytime at my cell number at 123433721. If I am not available, please leave a voicemail and I will call you back.

Additionally, please feed Tommy thrice a day. I have kept his food in the top shelf right above the kitchen sink. Also, he needs to be taken out for a walk and bio break in the morning and evening time. Tommy is a friendly dog and he is quite fond of you. So I think you both will gel well.

Finally, it would be great if you could water the plants every other day. Also the garbage truck arrives every Thursday morning and please do not mix up recyclable wastes with other wastes.
I have packed the refrigerator with food for you. The house is all there for you to enjoy.

Once again I cannot thank you enough for your help and I am looking forward to meeting you soon.



Total Words: 214

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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