GT Writing Task 1 Sample

In Writing Task 1 of the IELTS GT Test, a prompt will be given that gives you a situation that requires you to write a letter of around 150 words. For example, you may be asked to congratulate a friend who has recently been promoted in his/her job; a letter to your landlord describing a problem in the house you have rented; or a letter to your manager in your office.
You need to write a letter which can be informal (to a friend), semi-formal (to a neighbour) or formal (to a shop manager). We have produced many letter responses which are band 7.5+ level and you can practice them so that you can write any type of letter in your IELTS test. Best of luck!

Band 8/9 IELTS Letter Samples

12 Recent IELTS Letter Topics

IELTS Letter Types with model answers

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Write your first letter to the homestay host family - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 57 25899
A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 56 100443
You have bought a new camera but found some problems - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 55 34498
Landlord's workmen tried to fix problem but without success - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 54 19923
You recently bought equipment for kitchen but it did not work - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 53 80888
You were supposed to go on an interview - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 52 16503
Letter to your manager saying you want to leave - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 51 52914
On a recent holiday you lost a valuable item - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 50 67899
You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 49 32245
You live in a flat and you have a tenancy agreement - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 48 23684
Letter from your bank to acknowledge receipt of a new bank card - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 47 40410
A friend has asked you to babysit on Saturday - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 46 18349
Write a letter of recommendation for your friend - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 45 22583
You are looking for a part-time job at a football club - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 44 16337
When you left the plane you left a bag - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 43 30345
You have borrowed a book from the library - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 42 17329
You find that your study load is too heavy - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 41 18912
You live in a room in a college where you share with another student - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 40 39039
You are writing your first letter to a pen pal - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 39 25158
You ordered a new chequebook from your bank - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 38 25163