A best IELTS sample General Writing Task 1 question.

depositphotos_7932028-Quill-pen-and-ink-well-with-paper-scrollWRITING TASK 1


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are going to visit New Zealand for an ‘English and Homestay’ program. You have just received details of your homestay host family.


Write your first letter to the family.  In your letter

  • introduce yourself
  • ask the family some questions to get information that is important to you
  • tell the family about your arrival date and time

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……..,

Question taken from IELTS on Track: Test Practice General Training , Slater, Millen & Tyrie

7 thoughts on “A best IELTS sample General Writing Task 1 question.

  1. HI
    I had appeared for the IELTS and below is my score
    L: 8.5
    R: 8.0
    W: 6.5
    S: 7.0

    I need a 7 in each band and am short of 0.5 in Writing Section. I have applied for remarking of Writing Section only. What do you think are the chances of increasing the score?

    Also to be on safer side, I have started preparation for a second attempt. Could you please suggest online material or books for IELTS preparation. Where can I get Writing and Speaking topics for practise?

  2. Hi Rajesh,

    Good luck both for the re-marking and the next test. You can find sample topics and questions on this site.

    As far as books are concerned, I heartily recommend the Adams and Austen Press books you can see advertised further up on this page.


  3. Can you please rate my letter….you help will be highly appreciated

    Dear Sarala,

    My name is Ravi Ragan,I am 25 years old and completed my master is general science.I am fun loving,easy going,vegetarian,non-smoking person.I spend most of time in reading book and watch sports and last but not least i am very much interested in cleaning activity

    As part of homestay program i will be staying with your family for not less than 7 days.During the stay it possible to accommodate me in a separate room facilitated with attached restroom.As mentioned above i am vegetarian,is it possible to know about your food habits or at least cook only vegetarian food during stay. Last but not least is it possible to know about family and your plans on week of my stay

    I will be leaving Chennai on 07/28/12 and reaching Kolkata on 07/29/12 by air,from there i will be traveling by road to your place,tentatively i will be reaching you house on Sunday 07/30/12 around 7 pm in the evening.

    Please let me know if you need any further information about my-self.

    Looking forward to hear from you


  4. Hi Ravi,

    Contact me directly via the contact page to discuss my correction service.

    Kind Regards,

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