IELTS General Training Writing Task 1: Language

In writing task 1 of the General Training IELTS, you either write a letter in which you request information, or you write a letter in which you make a complaint.

Lexical Resource

In order to get a good band score in IELTS Writing Task 1, you must use a wide variety of good quality language in your letter. 25% of your final band score comes from “lexical resource”, or the range of vocabulary, that you use in your letter.

I’ve put together this slideshow which shows you the kind of language you can use to help you get a better band score. When you practice writing IELTS writing task 1, use this language!

It’s also important to improive your general vocabulary. Learn how to improve your vocabulary.

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Charlie is a former IELTS Examiner with 25 years' teaching experience all over the world. His courses, for both English language learners and teachers, have been taken by over 100,000 students in over 160 countries around the world.

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