IELTS Writing Task 1 - General - Sample Exercise 1 


Write a letter to a friend to ask for a loan.  

You should say:  

  • Why you are writing  
  • Why you need a loan  
  • How much money you need  
  • When you will pay the loan back

Word count: 

150 words Top Tip: 

Letters to friends can include contractions and more informal language. However, formal letters should be much more formal. You should use the correct sign posting and introduction for your letter. You should also avoid contractions for more formal letters. 

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