IELTS General writing task 1: Letter to a friend

informal writing ieltsModel answer for a letter to a friend about exercise.

In the general version of IELTS writing task 1, there are 2 types of letters, Informal and formal. Some teachers say there is a third semi-formal style but if the task is a letter to a friend it is informal, while everything else would be formal.

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How to write an IELTS opinion essay

ielts word countIELTS opinion essay: structure, model answer and analysis.

Updated July 1st 2021

There are 5 types of essays in IELTS writing task 2 and a common one is an opinion essay.

So how do you know if it is an opinion essay?. You will need to study the instruction words. These words tell you what you should write about. This should be the first step to take before you even begin to plan. Analyse the task and especially the instruction words so you do not go off-topic or write another essay altogether.

Here are 2 essay tasks below, which one do you think is the opinion essay?

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IELTS bar graph lesson and model answer

bar graphs IELTSIELTS writing task 1 bar graph.

Updated: Jan 7th 2022

The key thing to remember about line graphs and bar charts is that you must write about the key features and general trends over a period of time (if it is dynamic data) Some tasks are static where you would not use the language of trends though so spend a minute analysing the task and take two or three minutes to plan the task. Do not go directly into writing without a plan.

It is not necessary to go into too much detail but at the same time, you must cover every part of the task. In this lesson we will look at:

1. The structure needed for IELTS writing task 1.

2. Paraphrasing the introduction.

3. Writing an overview

4. Writing body paragraphs.

5. Example task and model answer.

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