General writing task 1 question types


In the general test, you will need to write a letter.

There are two types of letter you may be asked to write:

1) A letter to a friend (informal letter).

2) A letter to anybody else* (formal letter)

*For example, your boss, the manager of a hotel, your professor, the owner of a shop, etc.

The website IELTS Advantage has some excellent guides on how to write both a formal letter or an informal letter.

Click below to see the guides:

IELTS Advantage: Formal letter
IELTS Advantage: Informal letter

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