IELTS General Writing Task 1 Model Answer: Writing A Letter About Swimming Lessons

Mar 20, 2024 | IELTS Test

Task 1 letters are geared towards the kind of situation you might encounter when living in an English-speaking country. 

The prompt below imagines that you are seeking swimming lessons in a local fitness centre.

The response tackles each bullet point in turn and is careful to expand with high-level vocabulary suitable to the context introduced. It is often a good idea to spin your answer towards your real life so that you incorporate extra details and vocabulary which add a layer of realism and complexity…

Model IELTS General Writing Task 1 Prompt

image of people swimming in a large swimming pool

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 

You have recently decided to take swimming lessons to improve your health and fitness. 

Write a letter to the local community centre where you wish to enrol for these lessons. In your letter:

  • Introduce yourself and explain why you want to take swimming lessons.
  • Ask about the schedule and levels of training provided
  • Ask about the enrolment process and fees

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………… ,

Dear Community Center Team,

I hope this letter finds you well. My name is Ethan Ampadu, a professional footballer currently on the mend from an injury. Swimming has been recommended to me as an ideal low-impact activity to aid in my recovery and enhance overall fitness. Therefore, I am interested in enrolling in swimming lessons at your centre, tailored to those rehabilitating from sports injuries.

Could you provide information on the schedule and levels of training, especially any classes designed for injury recovery? Understanding which class best suits my rehabilitation needs is crucial. Additionally, details on the enrolment process, fees, and any variations in cost depending on the time of day would be greatly appreciated.

I am eager to integrate these swimming lessons into my recovery program and would value advice on session timings or instructors with experience in sports recovery.

Thank you for your time and assistance. I look forward to your response and am excited about starting this journey at your centre.

Warm regards,

Ethan Ampadu


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