IELTS GT Task 1: Letter to the campsite manager

IELTS General Training Task 1: an information letter

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You want to go camping for a week with a group of friends.

Write a letter to the campsite manager. In your letter
• ask them to send you some information about the campsite
• find out about the cost
• give information about your likely arrival time

Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Sir or Madam,

Sample Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,
I have recently found out about your ‘Summer Peak’ Adventure camp through a leaflet in the Local Newspaper.

My friends and I are curious to know more about the facilities provided along with a little elaboration on what the included specials such as ‘River Rafting’, ‘Mountain trekking’, ‘Wood exploration’ and ‘Natural Craft’ include. We also have some other basic inquiries on the campsite, for instance: how large the campsite is, if the meals provided are inclusive to the package and how far away this campsite is from the nearest airport.

Another question is regarding the cost of our stay. The deals mentioned were only for smaller groups, but we are be a group of 7 people staying for a week and we are guessing we would require two ‘family tents’. Since we are students, could you also include the student discount offer mentioned? We will come in our summer holidays, preferably during the first week of June.

My friends and I look forward to hearing from you as well as coming to stay at your summer camp.
Yours sincerely,
Amit N.

IELTS GT Letter: Problems with the Apartment

Writing Task 1 Problems with the apartment

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You and your family have just rented an apartment and one or two problems occurred. Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter
• introduce yourself
• describe the problems
• what you would like him/her to do.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Sample Answer

Dear Sir,
I am writing to bring to your notice the problems we are facing in our newly rented apartment. I am Anna White. My family moved to your flat number 131, Pacific Avenue, last month.

Overall, we are pleased with the facilities provided. But, for the last few days, the water supply has become very irregular. Water comes only in the evening from 6 pm to 7 pm. Apart from this, the water heater is not functioning. It is making a lot of noise and only cold water comes from the faucet.

As you know that my wife and I work in overseas firms. Our office timings are from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. So, no one is at home to store water in the evening. Scarcity of water and non-functioning heater, both problems are causing a lot of inconvenience for us.

I had a word with the utility manager of the apartment. He assured us to resolve the issue. Unfortunately, it has been more than a week since then and no action has been taken to solve the problem. After waiting for many days, I decided to inform you. Please look into this matter as soon as possible.
I look forward to receiving a prompt response.
Yours Sincerely
Anna White

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IELTS General Training Task 1: a letter to your new employer

IELTS General Training Task 1: a business letter
You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You are due to start a new job next week but you will not be able to because you have some problems.
Write a letter to your new employer. In your letter
• explain your situation
• describe your problems
• tell him/her when you think you can start
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …..

Sample Answer

Dear Mr Smith,
I am writing concerning the position of Education Counsellor that I am due to begin next Wednesday, 15th April 2018. For some unavoidable reasons, I am unable to take up this position on the agreed date.
My son is in 10th class. His board examinations were supposed to be over on the 5th April, but due to a paper leak scandal, the Central Board of Secondary Education has cancelled the last exam of Mathematics. There are reports that the board will reschedule the exam for all 10th class students. The new exam date is not yet announced and as of now, the situation remains quite unclear. Due to this problem, I have to postpone my date of joining in your organization.
Please accept my sincere apologies and know that I fully understand the inconvenience this issue has caused.
I hope that you would allow me to take up my position with you three weeks later than originally planned. I would like to emphasise that I remain very keen to work with your organisation. This postponement would as I very well realize will affect student enrolment in the busiest time of the year but as I have stated before I do not have much of a choice in the matter.
I look forward to receiving a positive reply.
Kind Regards,
Akriti Singh

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IELTS GT Letter: Local council

IELTS General Training Task 1: a business letter
You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
The Local Council in your city has no funds for repairs and maintenance of old buildings. It has decided to demolish an old historical building to build a software company. Write a letter to the head of the Council. In your letter
· explain why the building is important
· suggest how the building can be used to benefit the local community
· suggest a solution to finance the repairs
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Sir/Madam,


Sample Answer:

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the Local Council’s decision to pull down the old Heritage Centre of Mussoorie.
This building has been a historic landmark of our area for over 150 years. It has a huge collection of paintings and artefacts. Most of them were handcrafted by skilled craftsmen who worked tirelessly for the development of our town. The centre used to be a popular tourist attraction, but because of the negligence of the Local Council it has lost its popularity.
I understand that the building is in a dilapidated state. Certainly, the proposed software company will generate more employment opportunities for people living in this region. Nevertheless, this progress will be at the expense of losing one of the oldest historic landmarks of Mussoorie. Somehow, it seems unacceptable to me.
I believe that the Heritage Centre can be restored and put to good use for the local community. The Council can use it as a community centre or traditional skills learning centre for the locals. As far as the fundraising is concerned, I hope that volunteers would gladly come forward to devote some time for this noble cause. In addition, the Council can contact local companies to donate small funds for preserving this historic building.
I hope that the Local Council of Mussoorie reconsiders its decision of destroying the Heritage Centre and finds a different site for building the software company.

Yours faithfully,
Savan Sharma

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