This month we are returning to IELTS Writing General Task 1. This time we have tackled an informal letter – which is usually one written to a friend.
Unlike Speaking, Writing is marked for Task Achievement – which effectively means you must answer all parts of the question and stay on topic. This means that each bullet point must be fully and more or less equally answered.
Here is the template followed when answering this month’s question…
Salutation – it is important to use the correct tone
1st paragraph – answering the first bullet point
2nd paragraph – answering the second bullet point
3rd and 4th paragraphs – answering the third bullet point
Sign off – it is important to maintain the tone with which you started
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write at least 150 words.
You are planning an event to raise money for a charity. You would like your friend to help you.
Write a letter to this friend.
In your letter
- give information about the charity you will help
- describe how you are planning to raise money
- say why you would like your friend to join you
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear …………… ,
How’s it going? I’m writing in the hope that you’ll join me in a big fundraising effort for Emmaus Leeds, a charity doing vital work in helping homeless people to get back on their feet. Emmaus does a sterling job in providing a stable home and gainful employment for people who desperately need it, but there’s one thing they’re falling short of this year: the funds for a new van.
I plan to break a Guinness World Record (yes!) by hosting the largest ever bake sale. If all goes to plan – it’ll be a Herculean task, mind you – there’ll be upwards of a thousand bakers purveying sweet goods, all of which will directly fund the charity’s good cause.
So I need all hands on deck! I know you’ve had experience organising large events in the past; your input would be invaluable. If you’re free, I’d be very grateful if you could help me in organising the event logistics.
Do let me know what you think.
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