Models of General IELTS writing

Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have bought a damaged item from an online store, write a letter to the manager and say:
- What was the item that you bought?
- What was wrong with it?
- What actions do you expect the manager to take?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Young people spend less of their free time with their family nowadays. What are the reasons for this? Are there more negative or positive sides to it?
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Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have recently moved to new place. Write a letter to your friend and say.
- Why did you move?
- Compare your new house to the old one.
- Compare the neighborhood.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays parents are leaving their children with someone else during the day, when they are at work. Is it a good or a bad thing to do? Give relevant examples, from your experience or knowledge.
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Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your local community newspaper has announced a competition to acknowledge a person who has vastly contributed to the society. Write a letter to the editor about a person you know, who deserves the award. Please say
- What his/her personal qualities are.
- How do you know the person?
- How did he/she contribute to the community?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many people believe that advertising directed by the junk food and toy companies have an adverse effect on young children and their families. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give appropriate reasons for your claims and include examples where necessary.
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Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are about to move from one place to another. Write a letter to your friend and say
- Why are you moving?
- When will you move?
- How can he/she help you?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Most children spend a lot of time watching TV shows and playing computer games. Should parents limit the time spent in front of the TV or PC for them? Give your own opinion.
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Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have bought an electronic device on the Internet and it was damaged, when you received it. Write a letter to the seller and explain:
- What was the damage?
- What do you want them to do about it?
- Suggest a solution to this situation.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Nowadays families spend little time doing things together. What are the reasons that parents spend less time with their children? Explain the positive and negative effects of this development. Give examples from your own knowledge and experience.
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Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are preparing an event (picnic) in the countryside. Write a letter to a friend and ask to help you with the arrangements. Please say:
- What is the reason for the event?
- What arrangements have you already made?
- How can he/she help to organize the event?
- What activities have you decided on?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
The number of older people is increasing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
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Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are transferred to another country to study. You want a part time job while studying. Write a letter to your friend in that country and ask him/her to help you out with finding a part time job. Please say:
- What are your study plans?
- What type of job are you looking for?
- Explain how your friend can help.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Parents often buy their children many toys. What are the advantage and disadvantage of children having a large number of toys? Use examples from your personal knowledge and experience.
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Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have found out about the construction of a new airport in your area. Write a letter to the local authorities to complain and express your concerns. Please say:
- How did you find out about the project?
- When did you first learn about it?
- How would it affect the area or you personally?
- What would you suggest as a solution to this dispute?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many students take a year off in order to work before they go to college or university. Do you think this has more advantages than disadvantages?
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Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You had a small accident in the kitchen at your rental place. Write to your landlord and say
- How did it happen?
- What are the things that were damaged?
- Suggest what your landlord has to do about it.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
In some countries, grandparents play a significant role in bringing up children. Is it good or bad?
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Writing task 1 (a letter)
Your friend would like to put together an international food book. Write a letter to him/her and describe a dish that you tried recently. Please say
- What was that dish?
- When and where have you eaten it?
- Suggest your friend to include the recipe of that dish in his/her book.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
All high or secondary school students should be taught how to manage money, because it is an important life skill. Do you agree or disagree?
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Writing task 1 (a letter)
You are taking a course at college, but you are not happy with it. You would like to change to a different course. Write a letter and include the following:
- What course are you taking?
- Why aren’t you happy with the course?
- Which course would you like to take instead?
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
There is a trend in some countries to get married at an older age and also to have children later in life. Why is it happening? Discuss positive and negative aspects of such trend.
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Writing test
Writing task 1 (a letter)
You have moved to another city to do a short term course. Write a letter to invite a friend to do the course with you. Please say
- why you want your friend to join the course,
- what the benefits of this course are,
- how joining the course will help your friend.
Writing Task 2 (an essay)
Many historic buildings are being destroyed or damaged. What are the reasons for this? What should be done to preserve these buildings?
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