On this page you can see sample questions as well as some model answers written by IELTS examiners .

 Requesting information
You are planning to spend a weekend at a hotel with your family. Write a letter to the hotel making the arrangements. Include the following:

  • when you want to arrive and leave
  • explain the type of rooms you would like and ask how much they will cost
  • ask about activities and places of interest near the hotel [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Giving information
Your local travel agent recommended a place to visit and you are now having a good time there. Write a letter to your travel agent and tell them the following:

  • what you have been doing
  • what you hope to do before the end of your holiday
  • say why you like this place [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Making a complaint 
You recently bought a new piece of equipment for your home but it did not work. You phoned the store but still no action has been taken. Write a letter to the store manager. In your letter:

  • describe what equipment you bought
  • explain the problem with the new equipment
  • say what would you like the manager to do [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Making an apology 
One of your friends recently had a birthday celebration, but you missed it and you forgot to tell your friend that you couldn’t attend.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • explain why you missed it
  • explain why you didn’t tell your friend
  • and say what you would like to do to show that you are sorry [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Thanking someone
Recently you had a holiday overseas and you stayed with a family member who has just sent you a letter and some photos of your holiday.
Write a letter to your family member. In your letter:

  • thank him/her for the photos and for the holiday
  • explain why you didn’t send a letter earlier
  • invite your family member to come and stay with you [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Rejecting an invitation
A friend, who lives in another country, has invited to you come and stay with him/her on your next holiday. You are too busy to accept the invitation. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • thank him/her for the invitation
  • explain why you cannot come
  • give him/her your other news [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Giving an invitation

Write a letter to your friend in another town and invite him/ her to a party.
In your letter explain:

  • why are you having this party
  • why you want your friend to be there
  • give directions to get there [/gdlr_heading]

           Model answer

Applying for a job
You wish to apply for a position with a company in your city. Write a letter to the manager of this company and include the following information:

  • your educational background
  • your work experience
  • other information that makes you an ideal candidate for the position

           Model answer

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