IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

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

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Mr. Patrick,

I am writing to express my disappointment with the meals that we had at McG’s Restaurant recently. My family had accompanied me at this food joint.

We were there to celebrate my recent promotion by my employer. The restaurant is conveniently located within walking distance from our apartment in the Marina district of Dubai downtown.

The meals that we were served were a complete letdown. First of all, the food was unhygienic as minuscule hair strands were found in the meals. In addition, the chicken linguine pasta had avalanche of different vegetables that hindered the taste of a culinary delight.

I would like to elicit two suggestions. All of the cooking staff should wear headscarves to cover the hair as a precautionary procedure. Also, two or three kinds of veggies are sufficient to ameliorate the pasta’s taste.

In the meantime, please do let me know if you need any additional information.

I hope you thoroughly consider the solicited suggestions and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

John Doe.

Total Words: 169

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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