IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You eat at your college cafeteria every lunchtime. However, you think it needs some improvements.

 Write a letter to the college magazine. In your letter:
- explain what you think about the cafeteria
- say what is wrong with it
- suggest how it could be improved

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:


Dear Sir,

I am currently pursuing master's in computer science at the University of Minnesota and I eat lunch at the cafeteria every day.  I am writing to suggest a few improvements related to cleanliness and quality of the food that is being served at the cafeteria.

Recently, I noticed that the cafeteria was clean. The main reason is the temporary shutdown on-campus food court. Due to this, all the students who reside on campus are eating at the cafeteria and this resulted in an increased rush. However, since the cleaning staff is limited, the cafeteria is quite messy. Moreover, the food is not of good quality these days. Quite often, I notice the yogurt is very watery and the curries are uncooked.

In my view, the best way to address these issues would be to make sure there is adequate staff to meet the needs of students both in cleaning and cooking departments. In addition to this, it would be great to work on reopening the closed on-campus foodcourt as soon as possible. 

I hope that you can understand the concerns and work on resolving them.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Doe.


Total Words: 160

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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