IELTS Writing Task 1 letter sample 3141 – Band 7.0

General Training IELTS Writing Task 1 - Letter

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to invite your English-speaking friend, who lives in the same city you live in, to watch a new film/movie with you about your country.
Write a letter to him/her. In the letter:
  • include some information about the film/movie
  • explain why your friend might be interested to watch the film/movie
  • inform other arrangements you will be making for watching the film/movie
  • Write at least 150 words.

    You do NOT need to write any addresses.

    Begin your letter as follows:

    Disclaimer

    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 Sarah,

    I hope you are doing well. It has been a while since our last reunion, so I think watching a movie together would be a nice idea.

    There is a movie about the historical places in Iran which is aired recently. As you have been always keen about Iran`s history, it is a chance for you to learn more about these places. Plus, the movie gives some beneficial information about the lifestyle of Iranians in ancient times.

    I think this movie can be really interesting for you. Firstly, it shows all the mansions in Tehran and the architecture of the places have been explained which help you to improve your knowledge about the city. Secondly, the lifestyle of the people in 18th century has been demonstrated vividly. This data may be useful for your presentation about cultural invasion in Middle East which you are going to have on next week.

    This weekend seems suitable for watching this movie together. Please let me know if you can join me on Friday, so I can book the tickets in advance in order to reserve a good spot.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Love,

    195 words
    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    Presented By: Shahab Hosseinzadeh

    February 18, 2024

    This is an IELTS writing band 7.0 sample

    Disclaimer

    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.

    Assessor’s Comment

    Thank you indeed for writing this letter. Task Achievement(TA): The letter effectively addresses the task requirements by including information about the film, explaining why the friend might be interested, and mentioning arrangements for watching the movie. The writer provides specific details about the movie, linking it to the friend's interests in Iran's history. Additionally, the explanation of the film's benefits to the friend's knowledge and upcoming presentation adds depth to the content.

    Coherence and Cohesion(CC): The letter is well-organized, with clear paragraph structure and logical flow. The introduction sets the context, and each subsequent paragraph addresses a specific aspect, such as the film's content and the invitation details. Transition words are used appropriately, contributing to the overall coherence.

    Lexical Resource (LR): The letter demonstrates a good range of vocabulary, incorporating varied terms related to the movie, historical places, architecture, lifestyle, and cultural invasion. The use of specific details enhances the overall lexical resource.

    Grammatical Range and Accuracy: The letter maintains a commendable level of grammatical accuracy with only a few awkward structures, e.g. consider changing "As you have been always keen about ..." to "As you have always been keen on ...". Sentences are generally well-constructed, and there is a variety in sentence structures. The letter also effectively uses complex sentences to convey ideas, contributing to a more sophisticated language use.

    Overall: This response meets the criteria for the given task effectively. It not only fulfills the requirements of the letter but also demonstrates a good command of language and an ability to articulate ideas coherently. The writer's efforts to tailor the invitation to the friend's interests and provide relevant details about the movie contribute to the overall quality of the response.


    Kasra Sharifan

    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
    8.0
    Coherence and Cohesion
    7.0 logically organizes information and ideas
    7.0 there is clear progression throughout
    7.0 uses a range of cohesive devices appropriately although there may be some under-/over-use
    9.0 uses referencing clearly and appropriately throughout
    8.0 uses paragraphing sufficiently and appropriately
    7.0
    Lexical Resource
    7.0 uses a sufficient range of vocabulary to allow some flexibility and precision
    7.0 uses less common lexical items with some awareness of style and collocation
    7.0 may produce occasional errors in word choice, spelling and/or word formation
    9.0 the communication is completely natural
    7.0
    Grammatical Range and Accuracy
    7.0 uses a variety of complex structures
    7.0 produces frequent error-free sentences
    6.0 makes some errors in grammar and punctuation
    7.0 they do not impede communication
    6.0
    7.0

    Feedback:

    Thank you indeed for writing this letter. Task Achievement(TA): The letter effectively addresses the task requirements by including information about the film, explaining why the friend might be interested, and mentioning arrangements for watching the movie. The writer provides specific details about the movie, linking it to the friend's interests in Iran's history. Additionally, the explanation of the film's benefits to the friend's knowledge and upcoming presentation adds depth to the content.

    Coherence and Cohesion(CC): The letter is well-organized, with clear paragraph structure and logical flow. The introduction sets the context, and each subsequent paragraph addresses a specific aspect, such as the film's content and the invitation details. Transition words are used appropriately, contributing to the overall coherence.

    Lexical Resource (LR): The letter demonstrates a good range of vocabulary, incorporating varied terms related to the movie, historical places, architecture, lifestyle, and cultural invasion. The use of specific details enhances the overall lexical resource.

    Grammatical Range and Accuracy: The letter maintains a commendable level of grammatical accuracy with only a few awkward structures, e.g. consider changing "As you have been always keen about ..." to "As you have always been keen on ...". Sentences are generally well-constructed, and there is a variety in sentence structures. The letter also effectively uses complex sentences to convey ideas, contributing to a more sophisticated language use.

    Overall: This response meets the criteria for the given task effectively. It not only fulfills the requirements of the letter but also demonstrates a good command of language and an ability to articulate ideas coherently. The writer's efforts to tailor the invitation to the friend's interests and provide relevant details about the movie contribute to the overall quality of the response.

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    Kasra Sharifan

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    An Above 7.0 Sample

    Hey Alex,
    I hope this message finds you well! I wanted to share some exciting news—I stumbled upon this captivating new movie called "Broadway" and it's all about our country. The film beautifully showcases our diverse culture, historical landmarks, and the mesmerizing landscapes we often rave about. I couldn't help but think of you, considering your love for our city and keen interest in exploring our roots.
    I believe this movie would be right up your alley, given your appreciation for our heritage. It's not just a movie; it's a visual journey through our country's heart and soul. To make it even better, I've made plans for us to catch the screening this Friday at the downtown theater. We could grab a quick bite at the new café nearby before the show, making it a delightful evening to cherish.
    I genuinely think you'd enjoy this cinematic experience, and it would be fantastic to share it together. Let me know your thoughts—I can't wait for us to delve into our country's narrative through this film!
    Warm Regards,
    179 words

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