IELTS General Writing Task 1: Formal letter model answer

A letter to your boss asking for time off

In the IELTS general training, you will need to write a letter in writing task 1. It will be either formal or informal. Take a look at the model answer below for a formal letter asking for time off from your boss. This is written in a formal tone because a letter to your boss is always formal.

To see a lesson on using formal language in IELTS letters click here

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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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