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

You should write at least 150 words.   You do NOT need to write your own address.

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sara,

Hope this letter finds you in the pink of health! I am writing to inform you that I am selling my television. I think you would be interested in buying it.

Let me explain in more detail. As you know, I will be moving to a hostel for my university course next semester. As I would not need the electrical appliances in the hostel, they are not of any use to me anymore. Furthermore, I need to vacate this apartment by next week, and since I cannot leave the television here, I need to sell it urgently.

I bought my TV a few months back. It's an LG plasma TV with 65-inch wide screen. Since I bought it recently, it is as good as new. You are definitely going to like it.

I suggest that you visit my place and see if you want to buy it. I will prefer if you come this Saturday, 3rd February, as I will be leaving for my hometown the following week.

Hoping to see you soon.

Best wishes,


Total Words: 167

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8


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