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***Please comment the task 1 and task 2 questions from IELTS general training at the bottom so that I can collect and write sample answers for them!

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September 2020

Task 2

Cooking at home is a waste of time because there are so many convenient fast food options that make life less stressful.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS September 23rd

Some people think that cities are the best places to live. Others prefer to live in rural areas.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS September 17th

Shopping is now one of the most popular forms of leisure activities in many countries for young adults.

Why is this?

Do you think this is a positive or a negative development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS September 4th

August 2020

Task 2

Many large supermarkets are being built today while the number of small shops is decreasing.

Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS August 24th

Some people believe that children should grow up in the city while others believe the countryside is a better choice.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS August 21st

Task 1

Write a letter to your manager about your work from the last year. Include

What you did

What you think you could improve

A training request

My sample answer for this question will be available on Patreon this week.

Reported on IELTS August 24th

July 2020

In many countries, people are spending more time in their workplace.

Why is this?

Is this a negative or positive development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS July 23rd

Many retired people today are choosing to live in other countries.

What are the advantages of disadvantages of this?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS July 14th

June 2020

Writing Task 2

Giving children and adolescents pocket money is common throughout the world.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this practice and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS June 12th

Many schools today require students to work without pay for companies as part of their education.

Is this more advantageous to students or companies?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS June 9th

Some think schools should rewards students who have the best academic results, while others think it’s more important to reward students who achieve other types of success (such as sports, music, and good behaviour).

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS June 7th

In some countries, governments provide payments for unemployed people.

How does this impact people?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS June 4th

Some people argue children should stay in school until the age of 18 while others think that 14 years is long enough.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS June 1st

Writing Task 1

Write a letter to a hotel manager in another city to ask about a 2 day business trip for yourself and your colleagues. Include

An introduction to your office

Information about the business trip

Other requests

Reported on IELTS June 1st

May 2020

Writing Task 2

Some people like to spend their leisure time after work with co-workers while others prefer to keep their private life separate from their work life.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS May 27th

Some people believe that one-on-one lessons are better for learning while others think that group lessons are superior.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS May 18th

Writing Task 1

Write a letter to a friend telling them about an interesting website you found. Tell your friend

How you found it

How it can help

How you use it

Reported on IELTS May 22

A local school is requesting ideas for renovations. Write to them and include

Problems they have now

Suggestions to change

How they could make these changes

Reported on IELTS May 18th

Write a letter to an editor of a newspaper about a mistake from a recent article. Include

What the mistake was

How they can correct it

How to avoid this mistake in the future

Reported on IETLS May 10th

Write a letter to a friend about an upcoming event in your town. Include

What the event is

Why they would be interested

An invitation to stay with you

Reported on IELTS May 9th

April 2020 

Writing Task 2

A lot of companies and organisations require employees to wear uniforms.

Which kind of jobs are uniforms suitable for?

Are there any disadvantages to wearing a uniform to work?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS April 30th

Some believe that money for education should mainly be spent on better computers while others believe it would be better spent on teachers.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS April 10th

In many countries, teenagers are encouraged to find part-time jobs. Some think this is a good development while others disagree.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS April 6th

The number of people who are interested in and wearing fashionable clothes is increasing.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS April 2nd

Writing Task 1

Write a letter to friend to inform them of a celebration you are having for a recent job promotion. Include information about

The promotion

The celebration

Their accommodation

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported on IELTS April 21st

March 2020 

Writing Task 2

Many feel that students today should learn practical skills at school such as car maintenance and managing a bank account.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 17th

Many people think that it is better to get advice from old rather than young people.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 14th

Some believe that the best way to stay fit is to join a gym or health club while others think doing everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs is enough.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 9th

Many people who drop out of school are more successful than those who complete their studies.

Why does this happen?

What does it require to be successful?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 6th

One good way to promote world peace is through international sporting events.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 1st

Writing Task 1

Write a letter to your friend who you recently travelled with to a foreign country. Include

Why you enjoyed the trip

What you are doing now

An invitation to visit you now

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 9th

Write a letter to a foreign friend who has asked if they can stay with you when visiting your country. Include

Why you do not have time to host them

An alternate date

Recommendations for what to do

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 8th

Write a letter to a friend who just moved into a new house that you are sending a gift to. Include

What the gift is

Why you chose it

How it will be delivered

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 6rd

Write a letter to a colleague asking for assistance setting up equipment for an upcoming presentation of yours. Include

What the presentation is about

The equipment needed

Suggestions to set it up

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on March 3rd

February 2020 

Writing Task 2

Due to television and the internet it is easier today for a large number of people to become famous.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 27th

Many local languages today are dying out due to the rise of languages like English.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 23rd

More and more people today are becoming overly dependent on the internet and phones.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 22nd

Some think that governments should tax unhealthy foods to encourage people to eat healthier.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 16th

These days people spend more and more time at work and less time at home.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Read my sample answer for this topic here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 12th

Some people prefer to do the same job their entire life rather than frequently changing jobs.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Read a similar writing topic here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 7th

Many parents feel that cell phones are harmful to children, while others do not.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 6th

It is better to children if the whole family including aunts, uncles and so on should be involved in a child’s upbringing, rather than just their parents.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 5th

The roads in major cities today are often difficult to travel on.

What are the causes of this?

What are some possible solutions?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 1st

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

You recently joined a sports club and are having some problems. Write to the manager and include

Why you joined the club

The problems you are having

Some possible solutions

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 24th

Write a letter to a friend inviting them to go on vacation with you. Include

Why you want to go on holiday

Where you want to go

Why you want them to come with you

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 23rd

Write a letter to your landlord to ask about repair work that was not completed successfully. Write

What the problem was

What the repairs did

What you expect

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 16th

Write a letter to a friend who you borrowed something from that got damaged. In your letter

Mention what you borrowed

Describe how it was damaged

Say how you will fix it

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 9th

Write a letter to the secretary of an institute to accept an invitation to give a talk about your country at an American university. Include

Acceptance and a possible date

What you will say in the talk

Equipment you will need

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 7th

Write a letter to a local restaurant that is very noisy. In your letter

Introduce yourself

Describe the problem

Say what actions you will take

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 5th

Write a letter to the editor to give your opinion about a magazine that you purchased. Include

Why you bought it

What you liked and disliked about it

Suggestions for improvement

Read my sample answer for this question.

Reported IELTS Exam/Test on February 1st

January 2020

Writing Task 2

Many children today are exposed to violent videogames and TV programmes.

How harmful is this?

What can be done to fight this problem?

Reported on IELTS January 21st

Many believe that modern inventions have brought more negatives than positives.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS January 19th

Many university students do part-time work while studying at university.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Reported on IELTS January 18th

Some people feel that music should be taught in schools while others believe it is better to focus on the sciences.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Reported on IELTS January 17th

In the past, people wore clothes more closely related to their culture but today people are more likely to wear clothes from all over the world.

Is this a positive or negative development?

Reported on IELTS January 15th

Some believe that children should be taught from a young age how to handle money.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Reported on IELTS January 13th

Many people today think that homework is still an important part of school while others think that it is becoming outdated.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS January 11th

Some people become famous at a very young age.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Reported on IELTS January 7th

In many countries, people would rather rent a house instead of buying one.

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Reported on IELTS January 5th

Some people feel that children should be able to choose the subjects they are interested in while others feel they should study the basic require subjects.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Reported on IELTS January 1st

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to the local school in your neighborhood to give suggestions about improving its buildings and play area. Include

Why they should be improved

Suggestions for how

When they could be improved

Reported on IELTS January 21st

Write a letter to a friend who is currently moving into a new home. Write to your friend

Asking about the new home

Telling them you can help

Describing how you can help

Reported on IELTS January 19th

You were recently helped by an employee at the airport. Write to the airport to

Describe the problem

Talk about how you were helped

Suggest how to reward the employee

Reported on IELTS January 16

You visited your friend’s hometown last month and promised to meet him but you could not. Write to your friend

Expressing your apology

Explaining why you couldn’t meet

Suggesting when to meet later

Reported on IELTS January 14th

Write a letter to a friend asking for help to build your website. Include

The purpose of the site

Your requirements

When you will need it

Your expecatations of payment

Reported on IELTS January 12th

Write a letter to the organiser of an annual festival that you attended last year. Include

Feedback about last year

An offer to volunteer

Questions about the festival

Reported on IELTS January 11th

Write a letter to the manager of your company to ask about providing bicycle parking. Write

The purpose of the site

Your requirements

When you will need it

Reported on IELTS January 3rd

You just finished a course and borrowed a book from the teacher but couldn’t return it on time. You would like to return the book now. Write to your teacher

Describing the book

Saying how helpful the book was

Explaining why you didn’t return it before

Reported on IELTS January 1st

December 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to a friend who invited you to meet up but you missed the appointment.

Apologise for not messaging

Explain why you could not go

Suggest another date

You work in an international company and want to request some time off to attend a family event. Write to your manager and

Ask for time off

Describe the event

Say how you will make up time missed

You recently ate at a local restaurant with your family and want to write to the local newspaper to tell them

About the restaurant

What you ate

Why you would/wouldn’t recommend this restaurant

A friend is planning to visit the town where you live. Write a letter to make some suggestions about

The best time to visit your town

The most interesting places to check out

Where to find inexpensive accommodation

Your colleague loaned you a book to use in a presentation at work. Write to your friend to say

What the presentation was about

Why it was important

How the book helped you

You recently took a trip and the tour guide was very helpful. Write a letter to the tour company to

Describe the tour

Talk about the tour guide

Recommend a way to thank the guide

Writing Task 2

Some people think that it is better to build more public parks and sports facilities in new towns rather than shopping malls.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Read my sample answer for this question here.

Some people think that children should be taught how to cook and grow food at school.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many think that all decisions within a company should be made by managers whereas others feel it is better to include employees in the process.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Many people believe there should be a curfew law so that people under the age of 18 are not out past midnight.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think it is more important to spend time developing their career while others think time with friends and family is more important.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

November 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to a friend who invited you to meet up but you missed the appointment.

Apologise for not messaging

Explain why you could not go

Suggest another date

 

You work for an international company and want to resign your job. Explain

Why you want to resign

When you plan to leave

What you liked about the company

 

Write a letter to a friend who invited you to meet up but you missed the appointment.

Apologise for not messaging

Explain why you could not go

Suggest another date

You are working for an international company and you would like to request time off for a family event. Write a letter to your boss

Explaining what the celebration is

Asking for the time off

Explaining how you can get work done when you take time off

 

You had a problem with the flight staff on a recent flight. Write a letter to the airline manage to complain.

Include the flight details

Explain what happened

Tell the manager what you want them to do

 

Writing Task 2

Many people believe that money is a good gift for a teenagers while others disagree.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Despite greater access to school education, many adults today still cannot read or write?

How does this affect them in life?

What can the government do to help them?

 

Many people today spend more time watching sports than playing sports.

Is this a positive or negative development?

In many countries today, people are renting instead of buying homes because they feel there are more advantages.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Team sports help school students to learn valuable skills and lessons.

What lessons can they learn?

How can these lessons benefit them in the future?

A lot of people today move to other countries for their work. This has advantages and disadvantages for the children of such people.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages and give your own opinion.

 

Some believe that a student’s success is mainly based on the quality of their teaching while others think it has more to do with the student’s attitude.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

October 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

You stayed over at a friend’s house last weekend and think that you left your watch there.

Thank your friend

Describe your watch

Tell them what you want them to do

Read my sample answer for this question here.

You are going on vacation soon. Write a letter to a friend

Telling them the reason for the holiday

Your plan

Invite them to come with you

 

You and a co-worker want to make use of a company room. Write a letter to your manager to ask for permission. Include

Why you need the room

Which room and why

Changes you will need made to the room

 

Write a leters to a sports club president about an upcoming event at the club you would like to propose. Include

The kind of event

Who should be invited

Your role in the event

You are attending night classes at a local college and you are unhappy with some parts of the course. Write a letter to the school director and include

What course you are studying

What has made you unhappy

What you expect the director to do about it

 

You had dinner with a family friend. Write a letter to your friend to say

What you liked about the dinner

Your feelings about their family

Invite your friend and their family to your place

 

 

Writing Task 2

Many feel that going to the gym is the best way to stay fit. Others think there are more effective methods.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Read my sample answer here: IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample Answer: Gym/Exercise (General Training)

Some people think that young people should follow the examples of their elders while others feel it is natural for teenagers to question them.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

Nowadays people work too hard at their jobs.

What are the reasons for this?

What can employers do to help out?

 

Many parents, mostly mothers, stay at home to take care of the house and look after children. Many believe that the government should pay them a wage for this.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

People today are not as fit as they were in the past.

What are the causes of this?

What can governments do to deal with this issue?

 

Many people think that working from home in beneficial in most respects while others think that it may hurt family life.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

 

The number of old people is increasing. Some think this will cause problems for countries while others believe old people still have value.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

September 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to your friend who is visiting a city that you know well. Recommend

Places worth visiting

Where to eat

How to get around the city

Writing Task 2

Many people use online language translation apps today.

Do the advantages of these apps outweigh the disadvantages?

 

Some people think nations and individuals should focus on their own personal problems rather than global ones.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

Some believe that the best way to encourage people to exercise is through sporting events like the Olympics. Others think there are better ways.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

Cultures around the world are becoming more and more similar.

What are the reasons for this?

Do you think this is a positive or negative trend?

August 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

You recently had a job interview which went well but you are still awaiting their decision. Write a letter to the HR manager of the company

Give the job details

Explain why the interview went well

Ask when you will know their decision

Your friend’s parents are coming to visit your hometown. Write a letter to

Tell them where they should visit

Suggest where they should stay

Offer to do something for them

Your child’s school is planning a field trip outside the country for 3 days and is asking for parents to come along. Write a letter

Asking about the trip

Explaining why you want to join

Explainin how you can help out

Write a letter to a tour company manager to give your appreciation for your tour guide. Include in your letter

Your tour details

What you liked about the guide

Ways for the manager to reward the guide 

Write a letter to a translation agency about a report that you need to have translated urgently. Include

The content of your report

Why you need it translated

Why it is urgent

Writing Task 2

Some people believe it is important to give gifts to friends and family to show how much we care about them while others think there are better ways.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that living in a country for a period of time is needed to learn its language and culture.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that children should always ask for their parent’s advice while others feel this is not important.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people prefer living in hot climates while others prefer colder countries.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Technology has made people less social.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe that entertainers are more important than scientists and researchers.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many believe that being good at a sport is a result of talent while others think that it comes from hard work.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

 

July 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to a friend whose birthday party you missed. In you letter include

An apology

Why you missed it

Questions about how fun it was

Your friend has asked you to help find a music teacher for their child. Write to your friend describing the teacher you have found.

Explain why they are suitable

Explain their background

Explaing how they can get in touch

Write a letter to a company manager about a problem with an item that you purchased online.

Describe the item

Tell the manager what the problem is

Explain what you want them to do

You recently took a two day course. Write feedback to the course organiser. In your letter

Detail the course

Explain what you liked

Tell them what they should do better

At a hotel where you were staying you requested a wake-up call but it did not arrive. Write to the hotel manager

Why you requested the call

What the inconvenience caused

What they can do to avoid this in the future

Write a letter to a college in Australia, telling them about a short training course you want to take related to your work. Include in your letter

About the course

Why you want to do the course

Your expectations about the course

Write a letter to an organiser who booked a hotel for you for your company. Include in your letter

Details about the booking

What you didn’t like about the hotel

What you want the organiser to do

Your company sent you abroad to take a training course and you want to extend your stay abroad. Write to your manager

About the benefits of the course

Why you want to stay

When you will come back

Your landlord wishes to increase your rent. Write a letter to him stating

Why the rent should not be increased

Current issues in the apartment

What you will do if he does

 

Writing Task 2

In many countries, people follow the latest fashions for clothes and hair very closely.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Many people imitate famous people that they read about or see on TV.

Why is this done?

Is this a good idea?

Celebrities sometimes give their opinions on public matters.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

Nowadays the amount of garbage on the street is a real concern. 

Why is this happening?

What can be done to resolve it?

Shopping has become a common pastime for many young people.

Why is this the case?

Should young people be encouraged to have other hobbies?

Medical science has greatly lengthened the average lifespan for most people. Some think this is a positive development while others disagree.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Some believe that allowing people to work after the age of 60 causes problems for both them and society.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some think that competitive sports should be mandatory subjects in school while others think this has a negative effect on children.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Nowadays, internet and television have given ordinary people the opportunity to become famous.

Is this a positive or a negative development?

With recent improvements online, it is increasingly possible for people to leave reviews for goods and services they have purchased.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Some parents think it is a good idea to let their children have mobile phones while others disagree.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

Nowadays a lot of people make friends through social networks and internet chat groups. Some think this is good while others feel face to face interaction is important.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

June 2019

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to the manager of a theater where your friend had an accident and they helped out. In your letter include

How it happened

How they helped

What they can do to prevent accidents in the future

You are working for a large company that provides financial help to local community groups and your company director has asked for recommendations about which group to help next year. In your letter

Include the group you want to suggest

Include what you expect the company to do

Explain how that will help the group

Write a letter to a young friend who will join your company next month. Include in your letter

What the work done at the company is

What they should bring on the first day

What they will do on the first day of work

Write a letter to the manager of a restaurant near you regarding renovations that you will be having done on your apartment. Include in your letter

What the repairs are

How it will affect their restaurant

Some possible solutions

You want to join a gym. Write a letter to a friend asking them to join with you. Include

Why you want to exercise

What types of exercises you are planning to do

Why you want your friend to join you

Write a letter to a friend who will be looking after your apartment while you are gone. Include

Where the keys are

What they should take care of

What to do when you come back

You friend has recently had a baby and you bought a gift. Write them a letter

Explaining the gift you bought

Describing the features of the gift

Asking when you can come drop it off

You recently travelled by train and it was very late causing your some problems. Write to the manager of the company

Telling them where you were going

Describing the problems you faces

Asking them to take action

You lost your driver’s license but someone found it and send it back to your address. Write a letter including

Thanking them

Asking where they found it

Explaining why you need it

You are moving to a new city with your family. Write a letter to a real estate agent to enquire about accommodations. Include in your letter

Why you are moving

Where you want to live

The type of accommodation required

Your local newspaper is giving out an award to the persona who has done the most to help the local community. Write to the newspaper about

A person who could win

How you know this person

How he has helped the neighborhood

Write a letter of  invitation to a friend for a special celebration. In your letter include

An invitation for your friend

What the celebration is about

Travel and accommodation suggestions

 

Writing Task 2

These days many families move to other countries for work. Some people believe that the children in these families benefit from this. However, others believe it makes life more difficult for the children.

Discuss both these views.

In many countries, people are experiencing more health problems because they have unhealthy lifestyles.

Why do people live unhealthy lives?

What can be done about this problem?

In some countries, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to leave school by law and enter the workforce.

Is this positive or negative?

Many think that secondary and high school students should learn money management as it is an important life skill.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some think that money is a good gift for teenagers. Others disagree.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some think that protecting the environment is the role of the individual while others think the government is responsible.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some think that parents reading books for entertainment to their children is a waste of thime and they should only read them serious educational books.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some think that the media should be allowed to publish personal information about citizens but others think that some restrictions should be placed on this information.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Many students do part-time work while they are studying.

Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?

Some people prefer the lifestyle of living in a hot country while other people like colder climates.

Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.

 

 

 

May

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to an admissions officer at a community college. Explain to them

Which course you want to attend

Why you want to attend this course

How it related to your background

You have just returned from a conference and want to give a presentation to your colleagues. Write a letter to your manager about this. Include

What the conference was about

Your plans for the presentation

Its impact on your company

A company is appealing to your local city council to open a factory near where you live. You and your neighbors are opposed to the idea. Write to the city council

Stating why it is a bad idea

Where it should be built

Tell the council what you want them to do

Write a letter to your public city council to complain about garbage being left near your house. Include in your letter

Who you think left it

Why it is a problem

What you want the city to do

Write a letter to a friend recommending a restaurant to them for a family celebration. Include in your letter

The location of the restaurant

Why the restaurant is suitable

Suggestions for making contact

Write a letter to your local city council about the closure of a children’s playground. Include in your letter

Where the park is

What makes the park special

Suggestions for how to keep it open

Write a letter of recommendation for a friend to help them get a job where you are currently working. Include

Who the person is

How you know them

Why you recommend them

Writing Task 2

Many people consider money to be the most important factor for achieving happiness.

Do you agree or disagree?

These days people of all ages spend more time indoors than indoors.

Why is this?

Is this a positive or a negative development?

Some people think that sports prepare children for work life while others think they do not.

Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Some people think that in order to learn a language well you must live in the country where that language is spoken.

Do you agree or disagree?

A lot of social problems today are caused by teenagers. Many people believe this is because parents don’t spend enough time with them.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many think that large international sporting events are not worth the cost for the host country.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many companies today use advertisements to increase their sales.

What makes an advertisement effective?

Is this positive or negative for society?

Some people believe that teenagers are facing more problems in their life than they did in the past and this is  because parents are spending more time at work than at home.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many people think that more money will make them happier.

How important is money for happiness?

These days many families move abroad for work. Some people believe that this benefits the children in these families. Others believe that it makes their lives more difficult.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion

 

 

April

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Write a letter to a hotel manager about a party that you want to arrange for somebody you know. Include in your letter

Where you want to hold the party

Details of the party

Your budget for the party

Someone returned to you a bag that you lost with all its belongings still inside it. Write a letter to thank the person:

Thank the person

Explain how you lost it

Explain why its belongings were so important

An item of clothing that you purchased at a store has some issues and you wish to return it. Write a letter:

Describing the item in question

Detailing the issues

Telling the manager what you expect them to do with it

You are working at an international company and recently your responsibilities have changed and you think more training is required. Write to your boss saying

How your job has changed

Describing the training you need

Suggesting how traning could be done efficiently

A local magazine has asked for the opinion of readers as to how the magazine could be improved. Write to the magazine

Telling them why your read it

What you like and dislike about it

What improvements you would like to see in it

Write a letter to an online seller about an order that you have not yet received. Include in your letter

The details of your order

Why you need it right away

What you expect the company to do

Write a letter to a friend who you spent a weekend with helping to move and hosting a party. Include in your letter

What you like most about the new apartment

What you did over the weekend

Where and when you would like to meet again

Write a letter to a co-worker telling that about a visit you are planning to their town. Include

When you will arrive

The purpose of your visit

Suggestions for things you can do together

 

Writing Task 2

One of the best methods to motivate and encourage workers is to pay them according to their level of production.

Is this the best way?

Some believe that it is the responsibility of residents to maintain clean streets while others think this is the duty of the government.

Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

In many countries, weddings are becoming much more expensive compared to the past.

What are the causes of this?

Is this a positive or negative development?

In many countries the legal driving age is 18 and people have suggested raising it to 25 to reduce vehicular accidents.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

March

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

An historic building in your city is in bad condition. Write to the local government. Include in your letter:

Why the building is important

Its present condition

What action must be taken

Write a letter to your son’s friend who is coming to your town on holiday. He wants to stay with you but you cannot accommodate him. Include:

An apology

Reasons why he can’t stay in your home

Suggestions for other accommodation

Write a letter to your friend who is travelling overseas. You have been staying at their apartment and these was a storm. Tell your friend:

About the storm.

About the damage

What repairs must be made

You booked tickets to the theatre in advance but will not be able to make it. Write a letter to your friend:

Apologising

Explaining why you can’t make it

Suggesting what to do with the tickets

Write a letter to your friend who wants suggestions for a product to export out of your country. Include

The product you suggest

The region it comes from

Why it is a good product to export

Write a letter to you friend who you were not able to say goodbye to when you left. You worked together at a multinational company.

Apologise to them

Tell them why you left

Tell them what you’ll miss about them

In our technological era, some think that print magazines and newspapers will soon cease to exist.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Fast food is a part of life for many people. Some people think it has a negative effect on both lifestyle and diet.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many parents send their children on educational trips inside and outside of their country.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?

Most people today have computer, laptops and telephones so they can work from home.

Do you think working from home has more advantages or disadvantages?

Some believe that violent games and movies have a negative impact on people while others see them as a harmless form of relaxation.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Many small shops are going out of business because people prefer to shop in stores in big cities.

Do the disadvantages of this development outweigh the advantages?

The best manager is one who is warm and friendly with their staff.

Do you agree or disagree?

There is an increasing amount of noise in our daily lives today.

Why is this a problem?

What can be done about it?

Many doctors say that people in today’s world do not do enough physical exercise.

What do you think are the causes of this?

What solutions are there to this problem?

 

February

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Some people don’t mind spending their leisure time with colleagues while others prefer keeping their private life separate from work life.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some people think that watching sport is a waste of free time.

Do you agree or disagree?

Write a letter to invite and English-speaking friend to watch a movie with you about your country. In your letter:

Include some background about the film

Explain why it might interest him/her

Suggest arrangements for watching the film

Write a letter to a friend asking for help with a new job you have taken that your friend has been doing for a long time with another company. In your letter,

Ask about the challenges for the job

Ask about possible solutions

Arrange to meet and talk

You are planning to give a presentation at your company. Write a letter to a colleague asking for help. Include:

When and where will the presentation be

What the topic is

What help you would like

Write a letter of complaint to an airline company.

Give details of the flight

Explain the problem

Tell them what you would like done

You’re interested in a music course that you saw advertised.

Expain why you’re interested

Request more information

Talk about your experience level

 

 

Writing Task 2

Some people say that schools do not do enough to teach young people about health.

Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think watching movies is a waste of time.

Do you agree or disagree?

Many people today do not know their neighbors as well as they did in the past. 

What is the cause of this problem?

What can be done to solve it?

Some people think that in order for a hobby to be enjoyable, it needs to be difficult in some way.

Do you agree or disagree?

 

February

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

Your local council has asked for suggestions for how to keep the city cleaner. Write to your representative to

Explain what the council can do

What people can do to help

How the community will benefit from a cleaner city

You work part time and are attending a course and your manager has offered to give you time off to attend your classes full time.

Write to your boss informing him/her

Of your decision

Your gratitude

Further steps to be taken

Write a letter to your manager who is leaving the company. Include

How you feel about this

What you liked about working with him/her

Questions about his/her future plans

A friend has asked about the details of a course that you recently complete in a training centre.

Explain the course details

Why your friend should take the course

How the course has benefited you

 

January

Writing Task 1 (A Letter)

You are relocating back to your country. There is some furniture that you would like to return to your friend. In your letter tell them

What furniture you will be giving back

Detail on the condition of the furniture

How they can come and collect the furniture

A colleague at work is organising a goodbye party which you’re not able to attend. Write a letter to him. In the letter, say:

Why you can’t attend

Something you appreciate about him from work

How you will stay in touch with him in the future

You recently attended a course in another country but had to the course in the middle and return to your country. Write a letter to your teacher:

Thank him/her

Tell him/her your situation

Tell them what you will remember best

Write a letter inviting your friend to a family function. Tell him/her:

What the occasion is

What your plans are

Why it is important he/she comes

You recently stayed in a hotel and after returning back home you realized you left a piece of clothing at the hotel. Write a letter to the manager of the hotel including

What it was

Where you left it

What actions you want them to take

Write a letter to the manager or a taxi company about documents that you left in one of their vehicles.

Where you left them

Why they are important

What you want them to do

 

 

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