IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You have a problem with a neighbour. 

Write a letter to your neighbour. In your letter:
- Describe the problem
- Say how long it has been a problem
- Explain what action you want the neighbour to take.

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Mr. Smith,
I am writing to you to complain about frequent noises coming from your home.

Firstly, I am very glad that you are renovating your home but the consistent hammering and banging all day long are very disturbing and they distract me from my studies. I would like to inform you that my examination is going to be held next week.

Two weeks have passed since the work has been under process. But now I require to concentrate on my studies as little time has been left for my examination and I need a peaceful environment during my studies.

Finally, I request you to kindly postpone the work for at least ten days. It will be highly appreciated by me because it is my final examination and I cannot afford to be distracted from my studies now.

Waiting to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Total Words: 150

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7

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