Recent IELTS General Writing task 1 questions from 2019

Recent IELTS General Writing task 1 questions from 2019

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This blog lists a few questions from IELTS general writing task 1, which came up recently, in 2019.

Question 1

Your child is going on a three-day school trip to another country. The headteacher wants to find parents to go with the group and you would like to go.

Write a letter to the headteacher. In your letter:

  • Say why you would like to go on the trip
  • Suggest what you could do to help during the trip
  • Ask other questions about the trip

Question 2

Your friend had made a plan for you to see a movie together but you can now not join him. You’ve found another friend who can go instead of you.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • Explain why you cannot go anymore
  • Say who can go instead of you
  • Say why this person is a good person to go with

 

Question 3
A local college is having an international day. You want to speak about your country to students from different cultures.

Write a letter to the college head. In your letter:

  • Tell him/her about the topics that you are going to talk about
  • Explain why would they be of interest to the students
  • Ask about any arrangements that you need to make to give the talk

 

Question 4

You recently read an article in a newspaper about your childhood friend with whom you have lost contact for a long time.

Write a letter to the editor. In your letter:

  • Say which edition and when did the article appear
  • Explain why you lost contact with your friend
  • Say how you want them to help you to get back in touch

 

Question 5

You recently attended a meeting at a hotel. When you returned home, you found you had left some important papers at the hotel.

Write a letter to the manager of the hotel. In your letter:

  • Explain the problem
  • Suggest a solution
  • Say how you will get the documents back

 

Question 6

Your office building doesn’t have parking available.

Write a letter to the manager. In your letter:

  • Explain the problem
  • Suggest a solution
  • Say why parking will benefit all employees

Question 7

There is a problem with the changing rooms in the sports centre that you visit. You have complained several times but with no success.

Write a letter to the manager of the sports centre. In your letter:

  • Describe what the problem with the changing rooms is
  • Say what happened the last times you complained
  • Explain what you want the manager to do

 

Question 8

Your child is going away on a school trip for three days to another country. The headteacher wants some parents to join the trip and you would like to go.

Write a letter to the headteacher. In your letter:

  • Say why you would like to go
  • Suggest what you could do to help during the trip
  • Ask some more questions about the trip

Question 9

You have missed some important papers accidentally in a taxi.

Write a letter to the manager of the Taxi company. In your letter:

  • Give the details of your journey
  • Explain why those papers are important for you
  • Suggest what can the manager do

Question 10

A friend has agreed to stay in your flat (apartment) and look after it while you are away. You want to give your friend some information about the flat.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter:

  • Give information about the flat
  • Provide any important instructions
  • Say what he/she should do if there are any problems

Question 11

Your company is going to give a special training course for staff. Your manager has asked you to find out if the local conference centre has the right facilities to hold this course.

Write a letter to the manager of the conference centre. In your letter:

  • Give details about the course
  • Describe what equipment you will need for the course
  • Ask some further questions about the facilities at the conference centre

 

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