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Before getting into General Training writing task 1, try our fun, quick quiz to see how much you know about the IELTS Writing test.

Click on the links below for information on different aspects of General Training writing task 1. I hope these will answer your questions but, if they haven’t, you can contact Total-IELTS via email. Just click on the email link below. 

GT Writing: Sample Answers

The must-read page. Band 8.0 sample answers of formal and informal letters using real IELTS past papers.

Download the free PDF copies of each sample answer.

GT Writing: Information & Grading

Essential information on the GT writing task 1 task requirements.

How your answer is graded according to the public band descriptors.

GT Writing: Planning & Formal vs Informal

Strategies on how to plan with emphasis on how to organize your answer.

The importance of getting the style right and how it can impact on your band score

GT Writing: Purpose of the Letter

Learn how to state why you are writing the letter in the correct style.

The importance of getting the purpose right and how it can impact on your band score.

GT Writing: Bullet Points, Closing & Sign Off

Learn how to paraphrase and expand each bullet point.

How to write a formal and informal closing and sign off to your letter. 

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