IELTS writing task 1- Topic 1

Over the weekend, I have got a chance to connect with several individuals via Facebook and understood that they are struggling with writing section of the IELTS exam. I understand that exams can be daunting, but believe me this is the easiest part of the IELTS exam.

So in this section, I would like to pick on real writing task 1 topic and elaborate the answer in real time.




Here is the question that has appeared in one of the IELTS exams this year. So, I thought of utilizing this for our practice session.


You have just spent a week with a friend on holiday when you got home, you realized you had left your wallet there?

Approach to tackle this question:

  1. First of all, it is a letter to your friend, so you can be formal or informal.
  2. Identify the keywords here and make sure that you use them within the letter body ( key words here are:  holiday with  a friend, forgot your wallet

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So here is the actual letter that goes:


Dear Jayna,

I am writing this letter to let you know that I had a wonderful time back in London. I had an amazing time going around places with you and your beautiful family. I am already planning for next holiday and I want you guys to visit us in India this Christmas if possible.

While I was unpacking my memories and our luggage I have realized that I have left my wallet in your secret closet. As I was carrying a lot of cash I wanted it to be safe. The make of the wallet was “VERSACE” and it’s my favorite black color holiday wallet.  I have my spare house keys and $250 dollars in cash.

I would like you to safeguard the wallet for a few weeks until I make a second arrangement to pick it up from you. I’ve found out that my husband’s friend is traveling from London to Hyderabad shortly and I want you to hand it over to him in person if possible. I really appreciate if you could coordinate with him personally. I will call you shortly and talk to you in detail about this.

Best wishes,


This is the end of the letter. I hope you practice this for yourself and comment below if you need any more topics like these.

Pro tips:

  1. Make sure you write 150 words, this is the requirement to fulfill IELTS writing task 1. 
  2. Make sure you don’t write more words because if you are bad with your Grammar and punctuation then you will end up getting a bad score for unnecessary words.
  3. Patience is the key, plan your answer well before writing. This will help you complete your IELTS writing task 1 under 20 minutes time. 


To improve writing you also need to make sure you practice your Listening, Speaking and Reading skills. You can helpful material below:

How to improve your IELTS writing skills to get band 9 score

How to improve your IELTS speaking skills to get band 9 score

Top 10 points to improve your IELTS reading skill

IELTS listening tips for band 9

How to use Grammarly to Improve your writing




Comments (1)

  1. Thanks for the nice answer and the pro tips.

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