IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You have heard about plans to build new apartments in a public park near your home. You want to give your opinion about this.

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. In your letter

  • Explain how you learnt about these plans
  • Say what you think of the park
  • Give your opinion on the plans



Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to bring to your attention a disturbing news that I would like you to publish in your newspaper ‘Qusais Times’. I have heard of plans to erect a new apartment complex on the site of ‘Qusais Park’ from several sources. Firstly, I saw civil engineers taking various measurements inside the park; in addition, the park’s staff members mentioned of this plan when they were queried by me.

The park is of utmost importance to our local community as people go there to play various sports such as soccer, tennis, and basketball. Also, families use it for social activities during the weekends. Therefore, closing the park will affect the local residents as there is no other park within 10 km. distance.

I would like you to publish an article about the drawbacks of this action and express the local community’s great disapproval of the plan. I have also collected signatures of most of the residents who are against this project.

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

I look forward to seeing your article soon in the newspaper.

Yours faithfully,

John Doe.

Total Words: 180

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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