IELTS General Task 1: Recommending a magazine article to friend

Jul 25, 2023 | IELTS Test

In the IELTS test, informal letters almost always ask you to write to a friend. The letter below was written by one of our students and assessed as a band 8.5–9.0 answer, proving that with tuition you can reach even the highest band.

Paragraph one deals with the first two bullet points, and paragraph two the final one.

Mock IELTS WT1 Question

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write at least 150 words.

You recently read a magazine article that is very useful for your job. You want to recommend the article to a friend.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter

– tell him/her about what you read in the article

– explain why it is useful to you for your job

– say why you are recommending the article to him/her

image of two friends discussing a magazine article

Dear Andy,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing this letter to inform you about an insightful article discussing innovative approaches to engaging students in learning. As a teacher, I found this article informative and instructive as it gives a wide range of educational activities. Additionally, it explains how to use technology to deepen the students’ understanding of the history curriculum. I used some ideas and thoughts and I have applied them in my classroom. As a result, underachieving students have begun to attain the educational objectives of our school.

As a passionate educator, you can gain profound knowledge about sophisticated methods of teaching. I have heard that you have been tasked with the development of the history curriculum in your school. Therefore, I think you should add this article to your list of resources that can enlighten your schoolteachers. Furthermore, you are an ardent advocate of the idea that technology should be given a greater space in our teaching methods. This article sheds some light on how using technology can be fruitful for the process of learning.



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