IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You want to sell your television. You think a friend of yours might like to buy it from you.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter explain:
- Why you are selling the television
- Describe the television
- Suggest a date when your friend can come and see it

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear John,

Hope this letter finds you right as rain. Through/ With this letter, I want to inform you that I am selling my television.

You must be aware that I am tech-savvy and love to try new technologies as soon as they hit the market. Thus, I am eager to buy a new LG plasma television which was launched yesterday.

Although the current television is working absolutely fine and has never demanded any repair since I bought it 5 years back, I have to sell it just to quench my thirst for latest gadgets. Furthermore, it is of Samsung brand with fifty inch LCD screen display, two USB ports, one HDMI port, a fully functional remote control and a mounting stand to hook it up on the wall. Additionally, it also has a few inbuilt games for your children to spend their leisure time.

Perhaps it would be an excellent idea, if you can spare some time and visit my home on 27 June to check out the condition of the television.

I look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,



Total Words: 181

Task Achievement: 7

Coherence & Cohesion: 7

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7

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