NOTE: This topic is for IELTS General Training test ONLY. If you are taking the IELTS Academic training test then skip this lesson.
Okay... now that you know what to do for Task 1 lets look at how to do it. Here's a sample Task 1 for you. Attempt it on your own first then look at the answer structure provided along with useful phrases and vocabulary that you could use in your answer.
IELTS General Writing Task 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You are staying in a country where the main language is English. You are looking for an opportunity to do volunteer work in a developing country.
Write a letter to the organization you want to work with and tell them:
- Why you are interested in working with them
- What skills and experience you have
- How long you are available to volunteer
Write at least 150 words
Tips for structuring your Answer
Start your answer with:
State the reason for the letter:
I am writing to ask/ tell/ inform you that...
I am writing to ask/inquire...
I am writing with regard to...
Body of the Letter:
I would like to...
I have experience with...
I am available for...
Thanking you in advance for your help, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I'm Writing to enquire about...
I'm looking for....
I would like to know some information about...
I would be grateful if you could...
Could you please...
Inquire or Enquire
I have submitted task assignment for this task. Please check your dropbox. My id is email@example.com.
This letter is formal applying for work then why the starting example is given as
Start your answer with:
It should be Dear Sir/Madam, Please clarify
Yes, you are correct. The letter should start with Dear Sir/Madam since you may not know the name of the person you are writing to.
I have fixed it.
I submit my this assignment. Please provide me with your feedback asap. My id is firstname.lastname@example.org
I receive automatic notifications when someone sends their tasks :)
You will receive the feedback as soon as the corrections are done.
Thanks for your patience.
I’m writing a letter to inform you that I’m happy to be volunteer in your organisation.
As i am well versed with my English knowledge and communication skills . I’m very good at counselling people and communicating their langauages to the English . I can be an good instructor to the people of developing countries.
So I will be greatfull to you . If u provide me an opportunity to be an volunteer in developing countries and do the needful.