Ielts general writing task 1 topics with answers pdf

IELTS general writing task 1 topics with answers pdf 

IELTS writing task 1 general is important in IELTS writing general. It is to test your ability of writing regarding common social practical issues. You have to write in approximately 150 words within 20 minutes. There are three different types: formal letter, semi-formal letter, and informal letter (also known as a personal letter). below there are some examples of Ielts general writing task 1 topics with answers pdf.

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IELTS general writing task 1 topics with answers pdf
IELTS general writing task 1 topic with answers


You are studying for a qualification, and you would like some time off work to complete it.
Write a letter to your manager. In your letter:

  • Ask for some time off to complete a qualification.
  • Suggest what you will do later at work if you have time off.
  • Say how the qualification helps your job or company

Sample answers

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to explore the possibility of having a fortnight off from my work, from 2nd July to 17th July, to complete my Advance diploma course in mass and business media.

I am almost finished with the course, and now all I need to do is take the final exams which will start within two weeks. Luckily, I still have some unused annual leaves, and I want to finally use them up by taking the final exams to finish my diploma course.

Having said that, however, if my company still feels that I would need to make up for those missing days at work, I would be more than happy to work on the weekends as well as show up early at work once the exams are over. 

Despite my leave from the office, I will regularly check my emails, respond to important ones and be available for emergency phone calls. Besides, Also, I have effectively conversed with James and he is prepared to take on a couple of significant obligations of mine meanwhile. Once I get back to the office, I would try to come sooner than expected and show up on Saturday or Sunday, if necessary, to get up to speed with anything I had missed.

For your kind information, this particular certification is important for me and the company since it will help me, in the post of a Senior Marketing Manager, to better position my company to tap into a huge number of prospective customers who want to buy our products online.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 You play a team sport with some friends. Last week a member of the team had an accident and wasn’t able to play with you at the weekend. You decide to write to him in hospital, telling him about the match.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • tell him which team won
  • describe the conditions on the day
  • say how you felt about the match


Sample answers

Dear Amit,

Hope your health is much better now. Unfortunately, you could not play with us last weekend. However, I would like to update you on our cricket tournament.

You may be a bit surprised to know that the khalsa school team won the trophy. Nevertheless, I am sure you will be glad to know that our school team ‘sd school” attain the run-up title.

The entire climate on the matchday was enthusiastic. The group/individuals were yelling, cheering, and delighting in the game. The climate was somewhat sticky yet it didn't trouble the players' or the crowds' excitement. The gallery was spilling over with cheering fans.

I truly wished you played with us. Even though we lost by a couple of runs, complimentary comments and acclaims that were stored upon us caused me to feel thrilled. It was simply astonishing to hold the cup for the second-best team of the tournament.

I cannot wait to meet you in person and share more details. Hope to see you soon.

Best wishes



You traveled by plane last week and your suitcase was lost. You have still heard nothing from the airline company.

  • Write to the airline and explain what happened. 
  • Describe your suitcase and tell them what was in it. 
  • Find out what they are going to do about it.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I was one of the passengers who took the flight from, London to Delhi, India on 7th September. Unfortunately, my suitcase was lost and I could not find it after I arrived at Delhi Airport. I searched it everywhere but I failed to find it and afterwards lodged a written complaint to the luggage case department, No one has contacted me yet regarding the whereabouts of the luggage.

My suitcase is a white Samsonite and approximately 13x90 cm in diameter. It has a company logo 'levis' on one side and a heart-shaped sticker on the other side. The front of the luggage has a small scratch near the main zipper. My initials "DF" are also written on the front. It encloses some clothing items, a few books and a laptop, which I urgently require.

I would be very thankful to you if you could urgently locate my suitcase and update me regarding this. My luggage claim number was 013786 and I can be contacted on my mobile phone, which is +9914076734, anytime.

Thank you for giving the matter your attention. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,


 You have just read a newspaper article with incorrect information. Write a letter to the newspaper editor. In your letter

• Report the error to the editor.
• Correct the error in the article.
• Suggest to the newspaper what to do with it

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am jotting down to you to let you know that the information in the article of your most newspaper ‘The Tribune‘ about ‘flyover construction’ is inaccurate.

To be honest, being a voracious reader, the misinformation about the construction of an over the bridge between the main market as well as demolish order to shops created resentment in the heart of the shopkeepers. These shops are not only the Centre of attraction of our city but also the earning source for many families. so that such information would put its honour at stake.

I would like to make it clear that the above-mentioned information is not authentic. The hearing against the construction of the bridge is still in the progress in court.  It has not been verdict yet, moreover, it seems that decision of the court will be also in favour of the market committee.

Would you be kind enough to republish the truth about the bridge formation? it is the main hub of our city people sentiment are attached with it. So, it would be great to bring the truth to the people.

Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours Faithfully,  Vikas


A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening. Write a letter to your relative. In your letter:

  • Explain arrangements you have made for them to have keys and get into the house.
  • Tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house?
  • Say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening?

Dear Jyoti

Hope you are doing fine. I am so pleased that you are coming to stay at my house. But, the problem is, I will not be able to pick you up from the train station since I will be staying out of the town on that morning for some of my office work.

You know how the job of a marketing analyst goes. But, please don’t you worry because I have requested my neighbour aunt to hand you over the keys to my apartment as you come. She will also prepare food for you. Besides, I will try to finish my work as soon as possible and will join you in the evening time.

And as soon as I arrive, we both will head to my favourite restaurant to eat our dinner. After that, we will go to the local supermarket which looks gorgeous at night.

Anyway, before I end, let me give you the direction to my apartment from the train station. Just take a taxi and ask the driver to take you to "Gill road ” and the driver will take you there. It is a popular residential place in the town, and every taxi driver knows it.

Warm wishes,

Vikas Sharma

You have recently purchased a gift item for one of your friends.
Write a letter to this friend. In your letter,

• tell him/her about the gift
• tell me how you want to send the gift to this friend
• explain why you chose this gift for your friend

Dear Sonia.

I hope you and your family are doing well. Your letter arrived last week, and I was overjoyed. Anyway, you'll be pleased to learn that when I visited Switzerland a few weeks ago, I purchased a wonderful present for you, which is a guitar.

I know how you have always loved to buy a guitar, especially Spanish guitar. So I have bought one for you, which is gorgeous and classy. It is a semi-acoustic guitar with nylon strings. You can play it as electric as well acoustic. It is a given company's black colour with fibre wood. The sound emanating from the guitar is mesmerizing.

I chose this gift because if you play songs with guitar people will more like to listen to you. , especially, when you play it in college function you can rock.

I think I am going to mail this guitar in a courier service which should be delivered to you in the next couple of days. Please let me know whether I should courier to your home or office address.

Take care and stay fine.

Warm wishes,


You have heard that a developer plans to build a shopping centre near your home.
Write a letter to the council. In your letter
·         say how you heard about the plan
·         explain how you feel about it
·         ask for more information about it


Dear Sir or Madam,

I live in a teacher colony and recently read in the local paper that a shopping center will be built near my locality.

This information came as a bit of a shock to me. For the past five years, I've lived in a teacher colony, which has always been a pretty calm neighborhood with few towering buildings. I believe that a structure like this will drastically alter the atmosphere of the area, and I, like many other residents I've spoken with, am opposed to it.

I believe that residents in the area have a right to know more about the plan before it executes, so I'd like to request more information about the planned construction timeline and the size of the center.. Also, I sincerely hope you are planning to provide a car park, as otherwise parking will become very difficult for everyone in the area.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Manpreet Singh



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