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This paper can be used as an example as how to write an essay for the Task 1. It should provide a
general guideline about a good answer in terms of structure, ideas and language (formal) used. The
candidate has to keep in mind that this is only one example approaches out of many possibilities.
This document contains a possible answer to an original IELTS Writing Task 1 for General Training.
Some advice about how to prepare and tackle the Task 1 in the Writing test is provided before the
Sample question. Note: The sample example is one for a formal letter (see Notes about the Exam in
General section). The essay in Task 1 must be of at least 150 words written in about 20 minutes.
Note that the examinee has 60 minutes for the whole Writing Test (Task 1 and Task 2). It is advised
to spend 20 minutes on the Task 1. Task 1 is worth half the amount of marks allocated to Task 2 for
the candidateâs total score in the Writing test. The students taking the IELTS test are responsible of
managing their own time.
The Task 1 will have a background story and points the candidate is expected to use in writing the
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Crucial Information to Maximise Performance
IELTS Writing task 1 [GENERAL TRAINING]
Sample Question: Formal Letter on Concerning Accommodation Arrangements
Sample Answer: Formal Letter on Concerning Accommodation Arrangements
Created by LY, IELTS writing score of 8.0
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