Recent IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics

Here you can view recent IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics. In the task 1 for general training writing you have to write a letter.

The letter can be informal, to somebody like a friend, semi-formal, maybe to your landlord or a course tutor, or formal, to somebody such as a bank manager or shop manager. 

If you have taken the general test recently, then you can post the question you had using the form at the bottom of this page. 

This can help others preparing for the test. 

Recent IELTS General Writing Task 1 Topics



Your office building doesn't have parking available. 

Write a letter to the manager. In your letter:

  • Explain the problem 
  • Suggest a solution
  • Say why parking will benefit all employees 


There is a problem with the changing rooms in the sports centre that you visit. You have complained several times but with no success.   

Write a letter to the manager of the sports centre. In your letter:

  • Describe what the problem with the changing rooms is
  • Say what happened the last times you complained
  • Explain what you want the manager to do

Your child is going away on a school trip for three days to another country. The head teacher wants some parents to join the trip and you would like to go.  

Write a letter to the head teacher. In your letter:

  • Say why you would like to go
  • Suggest what you could do to help during the trip
  • Ask some more questions about the trip


You have missed some important papers accidently in a taxi.

Write a letter to the manager of the Taxi company. In your letter:

  • Give the details of your journey
  • Explain why those papers are important for you
  • Suggest what can the manager do


A friend has agreed to stay in your flat (apartment) and look after it while you are away. You want to give your friend some information about the flat. 

Write a letter to this freind. In your letter:

  • Give information about the flat
  • Provide any important instructions
  • Say what he/she should do if there are any problems

Your company is going to give a special training course for staff. Your manager has asked you to find out if the local conference centre has the right facilities to hold this course. 

Write a letter to the manager of the conference centre. In your letter:

  • Give details about the course
  • Describe what equipment you will need for the course
  • Ask some further questions about the facilities at the conference centre

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