IELTS General: Letter to a friend about a problem at work.

General Writing Task 1: Model answer for a letter to a friend about work issues.

If you are doing IELTS general instead of the Academic version, then you are lucky. In the general section you only need to write a letter and it will be either formal or informal. There is a semi formal style but if you are writing to a friend, even if it is in a business setting, then just write informally.

In the Academic version of IELTS you will get one of the following: a bar chart, pie chart, line graph, map, process diagram, table, double task (pie chart and table for instance) so the general IELTS writing task 1 is much easier.

Let’s take a look at the task question below about an IELTS general letter to a friend.

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Model answer for a letter to a friend: Selling a laptop

IELTS general writing task 1, an informal letter.

There are 2 main types of register that you will need for IELTS general writing task 1, that is either formal or informal. If it is a letter to a friend then it will always be informal. If it’s to your boss, ex boss, a company, or some kind of business situation then it’s formal. Pretty simple really.

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IELTS General: How to write a formal letter

IELTSfocus writingGuide to writing a formal letter for IELTS general training.

There are 3 types of letters in IELTS general , formal, semi formal and informal. If the letter is to a ‘friend’ then it is always informal even if it is a letter to a friend in a business content. Most letters will be either formal or informal. I have not included any material on semi formal here. Just a reminder, click here for a lesson about the differences in IELTS academic and IELTS general task 1 writing.

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IELTS General writing task 1 : How to write an informal letter

informal writing ieltsGuide to writing an informal letter for IELTS general training.

You might have seen my post here about the differences in IELTS academic and IELTS general task 1 writing. The general training task 1 consists of writing a letter, it will be either formal or informal.

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