IELTS general exam: How to write a formal letter

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

Updated: February 2024

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. So to simplify it, 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.

Updated: February 2024

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 and it will be either formal or informal.

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IELTS Writing: General vs Academic test

ieltslettersA guide to general and academic writing in IELTS.

Updated: Oct 1st 2021

In this post I want to look at the main differences between IELTS general training and IELTS academic training for the writing part of the exam. Writing task 2 is the same,  but for writing task 1 it is very different.

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