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Common IELTS Letters Themes


There are themes for IELTS letters (writing task 1). I assembled it from different sources. If I find a new one, I will add it here.

Information about IELTS letter

  1. No more than 20 mins on letter.
  2. You should write over 150 words.
  3. You will be market on:
    1. Task response
    2. Coherence & Cohesion
    3. Vocabulary
    4. Grammar

Common IELTS letter themes (ask, describe that the question is about, give additional requirements and explanations):

  • not attending to the birthday party
  • a large company in your area has decided to spend a certain amount of money
  • ask HR manager about no response after interview
  • ask translation agency about the report to be translated
  • asking for information regarding the contents of the exhibition
  • complaining about some adolescents let their dogs run wildly
  • complaints about the reception area where visitors to your company arrive
  • during a recent plane journey, you sat next to a businessman
  • for the past year you have been a member of a local club
  • letter from a friend for advice about whether to go to college
  • letter to manager asking permission to attend the conference
  • letter to the friend who has a plan to visit your city
  • letter to the municipal authority complaining about damaged road
  • letter to your friend about the museum you have visited
  • people are having problems with their internet connection
  • problems with the public transport you use
  • recently you received a letter from the bank
  • to a city council about dirty air in your street
  • to institution in Australia where you wish to undertake a short term training (what training, why it is useful, details and time)
  • to manager about parking lot for your bicycle
  • to newspaper to ask writer credentials
  • to the company manager about construction near your home (voice, plans, your hopes)
  • to your friends about party (date and location, who is coming, about occasion)
  • to your manager about organise a party for a colleague
  • while you were driving on holiday, you had a small accident
  • why you think the restaurant is worth visiting
  • write a letter to an employment agency for a part-time job
  • write a letter to the Information Officer at the TAPE Information Office
  • write a letter to the person in charge of a venue
  • write a letter to the restaurant to thank them
  • you are due to start a new job next week
  • you are employed full-time and also doing a part-time evening course
  • you are going to have a family party in a hotel
  • you are going to visit New Zealand for an 'English and Homestay' program
  • you are not happy about a service you received
  • you are organizing a trip to the Snowy Mountains
  • you borrowed an important textbook from a classmate
  • you borrowed some books from your school or college library
  • you cannot go to a company where you got an offer
  • you cannot join the course due to some reasons
  • you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends
  • you have a friend who lives in a city abroad
  • you have bought a new mobile phone and it has stopped working
  • you have recently been to stay with an old friend for a few days
  • you have recently gone to live in a new city
  • you have recently moved into a different house
  • you have recently moved to a different house
  • you have recently started work in a new company
  • you recently attended a meeting at a hotel and left some important papers
  • you recently enjoyed a meal at a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion
  • you recently had your computer fixed at a local computer store
  • you recently took a part-time job working for a local company
  • you recently visited a place that had a strong impact on you
  • you travelled by a bus and your suitcase was damaged
  • you travelled by plane last week and your suitcase was lost
  • you were disappointed with the meal and wish to complain
  • you will move to a new city for work
  • you work at home and have a problem with a piece of equipment
  • you work for an international company and want to do a training course
  • you would like a friend to accompany you on a holiday
  • you would like to move into another room
  • you would like to participate in a work-related seminar
  • you would like to rent out an extra room to a student
  • you would like to suggest a place you have visited lately
  • your neighbours have written to complain about noise
  • your rented accommodation was recently damaged
  • you cannot go to a meeting, so somebody else will go in your place

Sources of information was used for preparing this article:

  1. IELTS Liz
  2. IELTS Mentor

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