This is the first section of the IELTS General Training Writing test. You should spend about 20 minutes on it.

Write about the following topic:

Task 1

You have lost an item of value on a train. 

Write a letter to the railway company. In your letter

  • describe the item
  • explain where and when you left it
  • say what action you would like the company to take

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

You have completed the first section of your Writing test. Now move on to Writing task 2.

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