Tổng hợp bài mẫu IELTS Writing Task 1 - General

Tổng hợp bài mẫu IELTS Writing Task 1 - General

Task 1 trong module General thường sẽ yêu cầu chúng ta viết một lá thư với độ dài tối thiểu là 150 từ về một vấn đề hay một trường hợp nào đó. Mặc dù bạn cũng có thể viết dài hơn 150 nhưng không nên vượt quá 200 từ, vì sẽ rất mất thời gian. Chúng ta chỉ có 20 phút để hoàn thành Task 1 này, và phải dành 40 phút còn lại cho Task 2, phần khó nhất mà cũng chiếm nhiều điểm nhất cho phần writing.

IELTS Writing Task 1: Viết General Statement cho Line Graph

Từ vựng miêu tả về xu hướng trong Task 1 của bài thi IELTS

IELTS Writing Task 1 - Sample 1: Line graph and Bar chart

No 1.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You play a team sport with some friends. Last week a member of the team had an accident and wasn't able to play with you at the weekend. You decide to write to him in hospital, telling him about the match. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

tell him which team won

describe the conditions on the day

say how you felt about the match

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

IELTS Tip

You do not have time to write a detailed plan for your letter so think about drafting (writing in rough) the opening line of each of the sections:

1) Opening

2) Main paragraphs

3) Closing

with notes on one or two main points. This will give your writing a sense of direction.

Sample Band 9 answer

Dear Frank,

I was so sorry to hear about your accident! I hope you're feeling a lot better today and that it's not too boring in hospital.

(Expresses sympathy and asks about the reader's health.)

The match on Saturday was disappointing. The score was 2 all, probably because you weren't there to score that extra goal! The awful thing was that we were winning until 10 minutes before the end, when suddenly they scored another goal. I was so shocked when I saw the ball hit the back of the net.

(Tells him the score and briefly describes how you felt about the match.)

I think the weather was to blame. It was a really wet day and the pitch was very muddy. By the end of the game you could hardly see the grass and we were sliding around in the mud. Everyone was exhausted.

(Mentions the weather and conditions.)

Let us know when you're going home and we'll arrange for someone to bring you to watch the next game. The rest of the team send their regards and we all wish you a speedy recovery.

(Finishes with good wishes.)

Best wishes,

Charlie

(161 words)

Examiner's comments

This is a good answer because it covers all the points in the question, though not necessarily in the same order, and introduces some original ideas. It is well paragraphed and both the introduction and the closing paragraph are appropriate to the situation. The use of adjectives to describe how the writer felt is excellent and there is a good range of structures used. The tone and overall communicative quality of the letter are good.

No 2.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter:

give details of your study plans

explain why you want to get a part-time job

suggest how your friend could help you find a job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

IELTS Tip

General Training Writing Task 1 should be written in the style appropriate to the task: if it is a letter to a friend, it should be written in a friendly, informal style; if it is a letter to a company or institution, it should be written in a formal style.

Model answer

Dear Sara,

My departure date for Canada is drawing near, and I am busy with preparations. I have enrolled at an institution called 'IDT English' in Ottawa, for a four-month intermediate course, full-time. It is quite expensive but I am hopeful of improving my pronunciation, especially.

To assist in covering the costs of my study, I aim to find a part-time job. Not only are the college fees rather high, but also I know that rental accommodation in the capital city will not be cheap, to say nothing of food and heating expenses! So I would very much like to arrange some temporary employment before I arrive.

I was wondering if you could ask around among your friends and colleagues to see if anyone wants a house-cleaner, gardener, or nanny for their children. I know you have a wide social network in Ottawa which you could canvas for me, if you wouldn't mind. I'd be so grateful.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,

Helen

(167 words)

No 3.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are studying a short course in another country. Your accommodation was arranged by the course provider. There is a major problem with the accommodation.

Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter:

Say what the problem is.

Describe the accommodation you thought you were getting.

Ask the provider to solve the problem.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

IELTS Tip

A common problem in GT Task 1 is that candidates use a strange mix of formal and informal language. In formal letters, they may include inappropriate informalities; in informal letters they may suddenly be too formal, usually including a memorised chunk. This mix confuses the reader and affects the candidate's score in Task Fulfilment.

Model answer

Dear Mr Watterson,

My name is Andrew Fish, and I am taking an eight-week intensive English course at Oxford House College. My company is paying for my tuition, and I am using my summer vacation to study. It is expected I will pass an English Proficiency Test as a result, and be transferred abroad. Therefore, it is rather important to me that I am able to study in the best environment.

I am staying in Phoenix Hostel on campus. While my room is pleasant and the facilities are very good, the hostel is extremely noisy. When I organised my accommodation, I was assured I would be staying only with post-graduate or intensive-course students. However, most of the people in this hostel are doing summer-school courses due to academic failure, and they are all under 22. It seems to me they are enjoying one long party: certainly no one observes light out or turns down music despite being asked to.

I wonder if I may be moved to a hostel which is more conducive to serious study, or I may use the remainder of my accommodation fee to go towards payment for a hotel.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Fish

(204 words)

No 4.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop during the holidays.

You decide to apply for the job. Write a letter to the director of the Museum. In your letter:

introduce yourself

explain what experience and special skills you have

explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

IELTS Tip

Yours sincerely and Yours faithfully can both be used to close formal and semi-formal letters. Yours faithfully is used when you don't know the name of the person you are writing to.

Model answer

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm writing to apply for the holiday job which you advertised recently in the newspaper. I am a twenty-one-year-old student and I speak English quite well. At present I am in my second year studying History at Lincoln College and I am very keen to have a holiday job this summer. I am extremely good at adding up, so I think I would be an asset to your shop.

My term finishes on 5th July and I am free until 20th September. Last year I worked in a restaurant serving tourists from all over the world and I enjoyed it very much. I would like to have the opportunity to meet people and practise my English again.

I enjoy going to museums and am particularly keen on history. Last year I went to an exhibition of Ancient Greek objects which was held in London. I have often been in your museum and am familiar with the items you have. I do hope you will be interested in my application.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Dimitris Boudramis

(186 words)

No 5.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are looking for a part-time job at a football club.

Write a letter to the manager of the football club. In your letter:

introduce yourself

explain what experience and special skills you have

tell him/her when you think you could start

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Test Tip

Remember in the IELTS Writing Task 1 (General Training) you are assessed on:

- Task Achievement (how well you answer the question)

- Coherence and Cohesion (the layout, and ordering and linking of ideas in your letter)

- Lexical Resource (use of appropriate vocabulary)

- Grammatical Range and Accuracy (the accuracy and range of the grammar you use)

Model answer

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a 21-year-old student and I am studying Sports Coaching Science at St Mary's University. I have been studying there for the past three years. I am writing to ask if there are any part-time job vacancies at your football club.

I really enjoy sport, and my areas of particular interest and experience are Football, Rugby and Cricket. I have had some experience of coaching for these sports over the past three years that I have been at the University. Last year, I worked in the holidays at a football club in my own country. I will be able to provide references from this summer job and also from my teachers at the university.

I would prefer to work in the evenings and at the weekends, as I have classes during the daytime, and I can start from the beginning of November.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Lawerence

(160 words)

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