IELTS Writing Task 1 (General) - Master Letter Writing
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IELTS Writing Task 1 (General) - Master Letter Writing

Learn how to write formal, semi-formal and informal letters to impress the IELTS examiner
4.3 (165 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,219 students enrolled
Created by Prepare for IELTS
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 29 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Be able to write formal, semi-formal and informal letters
Requirements
  • Printer to print off course documents
Description

**Please watch the PREVIEW VIDEOS before you buy this course to help you decide if this is the right course for you.**

In this IELTS Writing course, formal, semi-formal and informal letters will be studied and all four parts of the IELTS band descriptors will be considered to ensure that you are able to impress in all bands:

  • Task Achievement

  • Coherence and Cohesion

  • Lexical Resource

  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

By studying IELTS Writing Task 1 model answers and analysing in detail the four bands, you will learn what IELTS examiners are looking for and how to score highly in each band for Task 1. You will learn how to structure your letters, how to make them flow, how to use complex words and phrases and how to ensure that your use of complex is extensive and accurate.

Iain, the instructor, is a former IELTS examiner and has completed IELTS teaching courses with the British Council to make sure that what he is teaching is exactly what IELTS examiners are looking for.

Please note that many of the model answers used in the videos are over 150 words. This is because we want to show you as many things as possible and this takes more than 150 words.

**Please watch the PREVIEW VIDEOS before you buy this course to help you decide if this is the right course for you.**

Who this course is for:
  • IELTS candidates for the General IELTS exam
Course content
Expand all 60 lectures 13:11:55
+ Introduction
3 lectures 35:17

Decide whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE

What the IELTS Examiner is Looking For
10 questions
Differences Between Formal, Informal and Semi-Informal Letters
12:22

Look at the following descriptions of IELTS General Task 1 letters. Decide if each letter should be FORMAL, SEMI-FORMAL or INFORMAL.

Differences Between Formal, Informal and Semi-Informal Letters
8 questions

Look at the following extracts. Are they taken from a FORMAL letter or an INFORMAL letter?

Differences Between Formal, Informal and Semi-Informal Letters
12 questions

Look at the following statements. Decide if each statement is TRUE or FALSE.

How to Use the Course
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - Applying for a Job Abroad
2 lectures 23:14
Applying for a Job Abroad - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
10:20

For each question, choose the best option:

Applying for a Job Abroad - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions

For each question, choose the best option:

Applying for a Job Abroad - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - Asking for Time Off Work
2 lectures 24:33
Asking for Time Off Work - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
09:01

For each question, choose the best option:

Asking for Time Off Work - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
Asking for Time Off Work - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
15:32

For each question, choose the best option:

Asking for Time Off Work - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - Complaint about a Broken TV
2 lectures 23:29
Complaint about a Broken TV - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
09:05

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a Broken TV - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
Complaint about a Broken TV - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
14:24

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a Broken TV - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - Complaint about a Room-Mate
2 lectures 23:21
Complaint about a Room-Mate - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
09:56

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a Room-Mate - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
Complaint about a Room-Mate - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
13:25

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a Room-Mate - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - Complaint about Meeting Room
2 lectures 22:43
Complaint about Meeting Room - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
08:27

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about Meeting Room - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
Complaint about Meeting Room - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
14:16

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about Meeting Room - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - A Day off School
2 lectures 29:26
A Day off School - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
13:34

For each question, choose the best option:

A Day off School - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
A Day off School - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
15:52

For each question, choose the best option:

A Day off School - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - An Insurance Claim
2 lectures 24:40
An Insurance Claim - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
08:17

For each question, choose the best option:

An Insurance Claim - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
An Insurance Claim - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
16:23

For each question, choose the best option:

An Insurance Claim - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal Letter - Finding University Accommodation
2 lectures 27:17
Finding University Accommodation - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
12:12

For each question, choose the best option:

Finding University Accommodation - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
Finding Uni Accommodation - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
15:05

For each question, choose the best option:

Finding Uni Accommodation - Grammatical Range & Accuracy and Lexical Resource
10 questions
+ Formal letter - Complaint about a toy
3 lectures 44:13
Complaint about a toy - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
12:33

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a toy - Task Achievement and Cohesion & Coherence
6 questions
Complaint about a toy - Lexical Resource
11:58

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a toy - Lexical Resource
6 questions
Complaint about a toy - Grammatical Range and Accuracy
19:42

For each question, choose the best option:

Complaint about a toy - Grammatical Range and Accuracy
8 questions