IELTS Writing Task 1 letter sample 3000– Band 7.0

General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 - Letter

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend you met last year has invited you to visit him/her in his/her country. You have never been there before and need some information before you leave.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
  • request advice about a gift for his/her family
  • ask about activities and clothing in his/her country
  • find out about the food
  • Write at least 150 words.

    You do NOT need to write any addresses.

    Begin your letter as follows:


    The writing sample displayed here is the work of IELTS candidates and has been assessed by our team for guidance and practice purposes. These scores are not official IELTS scores.

    Candidate’s Response:

    Dear Mike,

    It is really generous of you to invite us over to London, but I have a few questions to ask as I’ve never been to the UK before. Specifically, I have trouble finding out the perfect present for your mom and dad. I also need to know a little bit about the activities, the acceptable clothing, and the cuisine of your people.

    Firstly, let me know what I can get for your parents from here as a tribute to their hospitality. Iran has several famous souvenirs, namely saffron, barberries, and pistachios. I was thinking of a package of each of them. What do you think?

    Secondly, I need to know more about the activities we can do there and what type of clothing I should bring. I already planned for outdoor activities and formal gatherings, so I’ve prepared cloths for these occasions. Is there anything I’ve missed?

    Finally, I’ve heard a lot about British dishes, but I need an expert’s comments! I’m particularly interested in traditional meals. What are the most famous traditional dish we can try, and where is the best place to get it?

    Sorry if I asked a lot, and looking forward to hearing from you.

    All the best,

    205 words
    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    June 21, 2024

    This is an IELTS writing band 7.0 sample


    The writing sample displayed here is the work of IELTS candidates and has been assessed by our team for guidance and practice purposes. These scores are not official IELTS scores.

    IELTS Writing Band Descriptors:

    Task Achievement (GT)
    8.0 covers all requirements of the task sufficiently
    8.0 presents, highlights and illustrates bullet points clearly and appropriately
    9.0 details are fully and clearly extended.
    9.0 presents a clear purpose
    Coherence and Cohesion
    9.0 sequences information and ideas logically
    8.0 manages all aspects of cohesion well
    9.0 uses a range of cohesive devices appropriately
    6.0 may not always use referencing clearly or appropriately
    7.0 presents a clear central topic within each paragraph
    Lexical Resource
    7.0 uses a sufficient range of vocabulary to allow some flexibility and precision
    8.0 skillfully uses uncommon lexical items but there may be occasional inaccuracies in word choice and collocation
    7.0 may produce occasional errors in word choice, spelling and/or word formation
    9.0 the communication is completely natural
    Grammatical Range and Accuracy
    7.0 uses a variety of complex structures
    8.0 the majority of sentences are error-free
    8.0 makes only very occasional errors or inappropriacies
    7.0 they do not impede communication


    Thank you indeed for writing this letter. The letter effectively meets the task requirements with specific details and a friendly tone. It is well-organized, with clear and logical progression of ideas. The vocabulary is appropriate and includes some specific terms, though there is room for more variety and precision. The grammatical range is good, with minor errors that do not significantly impact communication.

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    Dear Alex,
    I hope this letter finds you well. I'm thrilled about the invitation to visit you in your country! It's an exciting opportunity for me to explore new places and experience your culture firsthand. Before I embark on this journey, I'd greatly appreciate your advice on a suitable gift for your family. I want to make a good impression and show my gratitude for their hospitality.
    Additionally, could you please tell me more about the activities and clothing suitable for your country's climate and culture? I want to be prepared and dress appropriately for any outings or events we might have planned.
    Lastly, I'm curious about the local cuisine. What are some traditional dishes I should try during my stay? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
    I can't wait to catch up and create unforgettable memories together. Thank you again for the invitation, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
    Warm Regards,
    155 words

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