IELTS Writing Component Task 1 is Letter Writing

The letter writing in IELTS General stream Task 1 for Writing component is straightforward with given instructions and three sub points to include in your answer based on the question. BRZEE Academy as the best IELTS training institute teaches that it is essential that you respond to all these points.

The candidate’s first task is to identify the audience from the letter topic which means the person or people they are writing to. This is really important since it helps you to decide on the category i.e. formal, semi formal or informal. Thereafter, use the template explained in the extensive sessions at the top most IELTS classes in Gurgaon / Gurugram at BRZEE Academy of the letter. Finally, always proof read your writing task.

A formal letter– You are a college student in an English speaking country. You share a rented apartment with others, but want to move to the college accommodation instead.

Write a letter to the dean of the hostel and explain your intention to move to the college accommodation. In your letter:

– Introduce yourself

– Give reasons displeasure with the current accommodation

– Explain why you think college accommodation will be better for you


A formal letter’s model answer


Dear Sir / Madam,


I am Ivy Marie an engineering student of 1st year’s batch in IT stream from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. I belong to India and enrolled in this university in January 2019. Currently, I live in a rented apartment which is a gated community. However, now I require hostel accommodation.


Let me explain to you the reason why I am not satisfied with my lodging. In my rented house we are total 4 students who live in a single bedroom flat. The other 3 students are not ambitious and focused on studies. They do late night party on every weekend at home and their peers keep visiting them which perturbs me in my studies. I often do not get enough time to concentrate on my studies.


I believe that hostel accommodation will be a good option for me, I would be able to concentrate on my studies as the final exams are approaching on three months.


Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Yours faithfully,

Ivy Marie


A semi formal letter– You are going on a month-long training program to the UK and know that the head of the course would like one of the participants to be the social events’ organizer.

Write a letter to the Training Organizer. In your letter:

express your interest in the role

request for more information about it

explain what experience you have


A semi formal letter’s model answer


Dear Mr. Robertson,

I am excited to be a participant in the environment and disaster management training programme that you are organizing in the coming month at London, UK. I have always wanted to enhance my skills on this concept which is like a dream come true. I noticed from a follow-up email that you are looking for someone to be the part of the organizer of the event and I offer myself for the role.

I have been doing many voluntary works since my college days and have extensive experience in organizing such events. In my office, I am the one who is responsible to plan important events, coordinate with event management team, facilitate the guest lecturers and ensure conducting successful meetings. I take pleasure in performing such roles and you could be rest assured that I am the right person for your social event as well.

Therefore, requesting you to send me more details regarding the training session and your plan for it so that I can start contributing right away. My participant ID for your programme is SEL-087 and you can check my profile on LinkedIn.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,
David Frank


An informal letter An year ago, you lent your favourite book to a friend who you thought would enjoy it. Unfortunately, your friend has forgotten to return it. You are emotional towards the book since it had been presented by your mother.

 ask how he or she is doing

 remind him/her about the book

 explain why you need it back.


An informal letter’s model answer


Dear Ivy,


I hope that life is great for you and your family. And, I believe that you were able to pass with flying colors in your 11th final exams. I’m writing this letter to inform you that I lent you one of my favourite book on mathematics by Professor H C Collins for your exam preparation.


I’d like to remind you for returning that book to me as it was gifted by my mother two years ago and it’s close to my heart. Mr. Collins is considered as the best reference book by many schools and universities.


Let me explain to you why I need that book on an urgent basis. Currently, I am preparing for SAT and my mentor has advised me to solve mathematical questions from that book to build strong concepts. I have seen in BRZEE Academy as an excellent coaching institute that this book is highly regarded by many aspirants who eventually get the top scores. Hence, I request you to please return that book on priority


Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Best regards,


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