12 Recent IELTS Letter Topics

12 Recent IELTS Letter Topics from Original IELTS Tests:

This article gives you a few recent IELTS GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Topics with the links to the original letter questions and their model answers. You should read a few recent letter topics and their sample answers to get a good idea about the type of letter topics that you may encounter at your exam and how to write a band score 7.5+ answers to those letters.
 

Recent Letter Topic # 1 (Formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently did a short cookery course. The cookery school has asked for your feedback on this course.

Write a letter to the course director at the cookery school. In your letter,

  • describe what you enjoyed about the course
  • say how much cooking you've done since the course
  • suggest another cookery course you'd like the school to offer

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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Recent Letter Topic # 2 (Informal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your country. You have heard about a job in a local company that might be suitable for him/her.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter:

  • tell your friend about the job and what sort of work it involves
  • say why you think the job would be suitable for him/her
  • explain how to apply for the job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ......................,

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Recent Letter Topic # 3 (Semi-formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You work for an international company, and would like to spend six months working in its head office in another country.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter:

  • explain why you want to work in the company’s head office for six months
  • say how your work could be done while you are away
  • ask for his/her help in arranging it

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................,

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Recent Letter Topic # 4 (Formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-year-old child.

Write a letter to the parents. In your letter,

  • explain why you would like the job
  • give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ
  • say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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Recent Letter Topic # 5 (Formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just read an article in an international travel magazine which contained some information about your town that is incorrect.

Write a letter to the editor of the magazine. In your letter:

  • correct the information in the article
  • explain why it is important for the magazine to give correct information
  • suggest what the magazine should do about this situation

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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Recent Letter Topic # 6 (Semi-formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently went to a concert and thought one of the singers was very good. You want to tell how you feel.

Write a letter to the singer. In your letter:

  • say how you feel about his/her performance
  • give details of your music-related activities
  • explain how you would like him/her to help you with your music-related activities

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................,

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Recent Letter Topic # 7 (Informal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently received a letter from a friend asking for advice about whether to go to college or to try to get a job. You think he/she should get a job.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter:

 
  • say why he/she would not enjoy going to college
  • explain why getting a job is a good idea for him/her
  • suggest types of job that would be suitable for him/her

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ...................,

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Recent Letter Topic # 8 (Formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A large company in your area has decided to spend a certain amount of money, either to sponsor a local children’s sports team for two years, or to pay for two open-air concerts. It has asked for feedback from the general public.

Write a letter to the company. In your letter,

  • describe the benefits of sponsoring the sports team
  • summarise the benefits of paying for the concerts
  • say how you think the company should spend the money

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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Recent Letter Topic # 9 (Semi-formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

During a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman who owns a chain of restaurants. You talked to him and he suggested that you should contact him about a possible job in one of his restaurants.

Write a letter to this businessman.

In your letter,

 
  • remind him when and where you met
  • tell him what kind of job you are interested in
  • say why you think you would be suitable for the job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................,

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Recent Letter Topic # 10 (Informal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently moved to a different house.

Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter,

  • explain why you have moved
  • describe the new house
  • invite your friend to come and visit

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................,

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Recent Letter Topic # 11 (Formal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

People in your area are having problems with their internet connection. Write a letter to the company which provides the connection.

In your letter,

  • describe the problems
  • explain how it is affecting people
  • say what the company should do to help

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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Recent Letter Topic # 12 (Informal Letter):

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently visited a museum. Now write a letter to your friend about the museum you have visited.

Write a letter to him/ her. In your letter, write:

  • where you went
  • what you saw there
  • how you felt about it

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ...................,

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