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,

I am writing to inform you that my television is up for sale. I think you may be interested in it as you were looking for a second-hand television.

The main reason for selling my TV is because I will be relocating soon to Vancouver, Canada. I am hoping to avoid paying the exorbitant price of shipping the delicate electronic product overseas via air cargo.

The television has compelling built-in features. It has a 50 inch LED flat screen with 3D display and HD video. Also, it can connect to the internet; you can watch videos on YouTube, surf the web and so on. The brand is Samsung and the TV was assembled in South Korea.

You can come to see the television any day next week ideally between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

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

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards.

John Doe.

Total Words: 177

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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  1. Kavya Dulera 4 years ago


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