IELTS writing task 1 is the task where you have to write a letter, either formal or informal. In this writing task, you are given 20 minutes and you can write this in at least 150 words. In order to prepare well for this task, you can try to attempt a question which was recently asked in IELTS writing task 1. First you can read the question and write it yourself. Then compare your task response with the sample answer written below.
A student who appeared in the exam reported the following question. This question may not be word to word exactly the same but the topic is what the student recalled and reported as below. Try the question below and complete it in 20 minutes.


You heard that the cafeteria at your work is planned for closure as it’s not in use. Write a letter to your manager and request to cancel this decision. In your letter

  • State the reasons for it not being in use.
  • Why it is important to leave it open
  • Suggest what to do with this place.

Write your answer in minimum 150 words.

Sample Answer:

Dear Sir/Mam,
I am writing this letter in reference to the notice of closing the cafeteria since it is no longer used by the employees.
In this regard, I would like to highlight that the cafeteria used to be a popular place of employees to sit together and chit chat with each other. But since it is not cleaned properly, everyone has started avoiding visiting this place. There is no person appointed for managing cleanliness of the cafeteria and other activities such as maintenance of tables, chairs and the kitchen area. Moreover, the bad odour coming out of the spoiled food is so annoying that one cannot even stand there.
However, as I said earlier, cafeteria is the place where employees used to meet each other for an informal talk, hence it is requested that the cafeteria should not be closed. Canteen at every place creates an environment to refresh our minds from the busy work schedule and a place to share experiences with each other.
I, therefore, request you that rather than closing it, it should be improved and changed so that it could again be a place for a get together.
Yours faithfully,
Rajat Verma
(196 words)
You can use the following words or phrases for writing the above type of IELTS writing task 1:

  • I am writing this letter
  • I would like to pinpoint that
  • I would like to highlight that
  • I would suggest that
  • It is requested that
  • I request you that
  • In this regard
  • I hope that you would look into the matter
  • Looking forward to your immediate action


  • However
  • Moreover
  • Furthermore
  • Further to this
  • In addition to this
  • Apart from that
  • Other than this


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