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

A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday. Write a letter to your friend.

In your letter

  • give contact details for when you are away
  • give instructions about how to care for your pet
  • describe other household duties

Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear .....................,

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

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