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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
In the IELTS General Writing Task 1, your letter has to be at least __________ words long.

What are the three types of letters?

In the IELTS General Task 1, if you are asked to write a formal letter, you must begin and end as follows:

In a formal letter, what rule should you follow in the first paragraph?

You should spend _____ minutes on writing the letter.

You will be able to write faster if you practice writing often and use _________________.

If you leave out one of the bulleted points in your question prompt, you can still get a full score.

If you start a letter with "Dear Mr. Bronson,", how should you end the letter?

Separate your paragraphs by leaving a blank line or by:

Which of the following has no spelling mistakes?

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154 Comments on “IELTS General: Writing Task 1 – 14 Top Tips!”

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Got 09 ☺ . You are an amazing teacher, rebecca. I have no words for praising you .Thank you so much…!

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Anne. It is an honor to help you, and the many others who wish to master English. Tips, shortcuts, and hacks can save a lot of time and effort and help us achieve success faster. I wish you all the best, Anne.

    Tuesday, May 9th 2017

      Wednesday, May 10th 2017

    thank you biggest given opportunity to me lesson

    Monday, January 21st 2019

Dear Rebecca, the arguments you explain are always very clear, useful and interesting.
I’m very glad having the opportunity to thank you again.

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    Thanks for your kind words once again, my friend. Glad to know you are well and continuing to improve your English! Take care and all the best, Canardo.

    Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Thanks Rebecca, Got 10/10

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    u are so good

    Tuesday, May 9th 2017

That’s a very useful lesson. I really enjoyed it.
What I did not catch well is where to get the link for the other *expressions*
Could you please explain more.
Thanks a lot, I wish I could say more.

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    Thanks very much for your feedback, abduldala3. I admire your determination to master English and am happy to help.

    You can read or download the free resource for this lesson, with expressions, letters, guidelines, and more from the Resources section of our site:


    You can find many other resources there as well.

    You will also find a lot of useful info on the IELTS site I wrote:


    I wish you all the best with your exam and your English, abduldala3.

    Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Thanks Rebeca. These are important tips. I did the ielts exam once and I have to say that the test is really hard. You have few time to conclude tasks.

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    Yes, Fernando, you’re absolutely right. That’s why preparation, practice, and tips are so important – to help us achieve the highest score in limited time and under pressure. I wish you all the best, my friend.

    Tuesday, May 9th 2017

just 7/10 but u know what your lesson is really well

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

I want to learn about academic

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Thanks Rebecca this lesson was great…

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca!!

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Hola, soy principiante, solo hablo español. las lecciones de EngVid me pueden ayudar? ya que cada vez que empiezan a explicar la lección no entiendo nada.

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Dear Rebeca, thank you for this stunning video! ;)

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Hi rebecca ,
sometimes it’s hard to find a IETLS teacher to check my writings, Could you help me to check them?

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    Hi ppgsilva. I´m facing the same problem you have. Did you find someone who help you to solve that problem? I mean, find an IELTS teacher to check your letter and/or written essays? Thanks in advance.
    Best wishes

    Monday, June 19th 2017

      I used Verbling (not free though). By the way, do Engvid teachers’ offer any services like one to one session or proofreading?

      Sunday, April 8th 2018

I am not reminder english spalling fast. I lost there.
Please tell me about this.

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Hi teacher, you are a natural teacher, you become my favorite, thanks and keep going, you raise the bar to the others teachers who have no clue the direction to follow, your mind mapping about what to teach is working; Need some help and is into the direction you are taking, I fail the essay section for the THEA exam, can you make a lesson about it?, please

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Thank you so much teacher. As always it`s a mazing lesson.

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

your words and pace while talking is impressive, Rebecca

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Hi Rebbeca, thanks for all. Great lesson!

Rebecca, I didn´t understand the last exercise, beca

Which of the following has no spelling mistakes?
I’m writing in conection with my purchase.
I’d appreciate your assistance.
I appologize for the trouble.
a) The correct spelling is GRATEFUL. c) APOLOGIZE (American English) or APOLOGISE (British English) are both correct.

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Sorry, I did a mistake, I sent it before ending the text ha ha ha

Hi Rebbeca, thanks for all. Great lesson!
Rebecca, I didn´t understand the last exercise, because, it was put that the right spelling was GRATEFUL, but it wasn´t in the sentence. Could you explain what I did wrong?


Which of the following has no spelling mistakes?
I’m writing in conection with my purchase.
I’d appreciate your assistance.
I appologize for the trouble.
a) The correct spelling is GRATEFUL. c) APOLOGIZE (American English) or APOLOGISE (British English) are both correct.

Thursday, May 11th 2017

    Thanks very much for pointing that out, Luciana. The correction has been made!

    Also, here’s a small correction for you:

    We don’t say, ” I did a mistake”, we say “I made a mistake”.

    Thanks for your feedback and all the best with your English.

    Monday, May 15th 2017

thank so much rebecca fo helping me learn english fo my ielts test.
anyway could you explain about number. 10 ? i still didnt understang why the correct answer is “I’d appreciate your assistance”.
thank you

Thursday, May 11th 2017

    In Question 10, you were asked to find the sentence with NO mistake. In other words, two sentences had spelling errors, and one sentence had no error. Sentence B had no mistake so it was the correct answer. Hope that helps! My best to you, NeenaKaluti.

    Monday, May 15th 2017

Thank you Rebecca, I really admire you!

Sunday, May 14th 2017

Sorry I can not got high score but next time I will get full mark it’s my confidence …

Monday, May 15th 2017

Thanx Rebecca … I really admire you

Monday, May 15th 2017

    And I admire your persistence and determination, Patelujjval! I wish you much success.

    Tuesday, June 13th 2017

I really appreciate very much your lessons. I can tell you’re a experimented teacher with a lot of running hours of experience.
My sincere gratitude to your work.

Monday, May 15th 2017

    Thanks very much for your kind words, PacoBe. So let me return the favor with a small correction. In English, the most common word order is Subject-Verb -Object. After that, we can add additional details. So you should say, “I (subject) appreciate (verb) your lessons (object) very much (details)” and not “I appreciate very much your lessons”. See the difference? Small changes such as these can have a big positive effect on improving your English. My warm wishes and thanks to you for caring enough to learn and grow. All the best.

    Monday, May 15th 2017

Thank you Rebecca,i need to talk with you please

Monday, May 15th 2017

A very full and long lesson about writing letters. There is a lot of work to do and to remember to write a letter completely. The task doesn’t forget all the steps and uses them in order although it isn’t a difficult homework, there are a lot of legs to follow to do it alright. A completely class to improve our level but with a little workload if you wants to be shorter in your schemes. Thanks a lot, teacher Rebecca, it has been a very interesting lesson as always.

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Dear Rebbeca
Thank you for your excellent teaching

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Dear Rebecca, you are amazing. good job. Thank you for the lesson. I hope to pass this time.

Friday, May 19th 2017

To dear all learning

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I and my group we do it in order to practice our English speaking fluently and know each other from other country.
As my point of view, I thought that English is too essential for us like we are learning here. Please join us as soon as you can. On the last I would like to say “thanks you very much for your joining us”.
And thankful to the last people adding me to join the group.

Email: Sophan.dareth@gmail.com

Country location: Cambodia

Contact: +855 (0) 87352120

Best regard and thanks

Dareth Sophan

Good luck.

Saturday, May 20th 2017

Hi Rebecca.
Thanks for the nice lesson. I got the full score. and I will follow your website and Videos to learn more, keep practicing and improve my English.


Saturday, May 20th 2017

Hi Rebecca,
Your all videos are excellent, but I want to know, do you take English classes individually or in a group. I am interested in joining the classes.

Monday, May 22nd 2017

Dear Rebecca,

Today, I came up with your name on this website and Gone through your lesson “Writing Task 1 – 14 Top Tips” and I really like the way you sharing the tips because you explain in very easy way so every can understand the tips very well.

I would like you to say thanks for this wonderful tips and helping lot of person those need teacher like you.

your sincerely,

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

    Thanks for your kind comments, Sumit. Much appreciated. Glad to hear you found the lesson helpful. Wishing you much success.

    Tuesday, June 13th 2017

      Hi Rebecca. Thank you a lot for your very very useful lessons.
      I’m from Iran, and I am a native Persian speaker. I want to go to Canada for the next 2 years for work and I’m learning English now. Because I need IELTS band 7 or upper. I need help with my Writing skill. I need feedback on my essays and writing about topics that I practice with them. Can you help me, please? or do you know someone that can help me and correct my writing mistakes (Grammatical, Dictation, Formatting, Better vocabulary and …)? I need feedback, and I don’t know anyone to help me on this. please help me if you can.
      Thank you very much.

      Thursday, December 7th 2017

absolutely good

Saturday, May 27th 2017

thanks. it is 90

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

Got 10 !
I made the test after watch Rebecca twice :)
Thanks a lot Rebecca !!!

Friday, June 2nd 2017

ops, made a mistake!
got 8 ! not 10 as mentioned on previous comment!
Thanks a lot Rebecca!

Friday, June 2nd 2017

the quiz is very helpful….thank you!

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

I got 10/10 thank you☺

Sunday, June 4th 2017

Is your speed of talk the standard speed of the native speakers?

Sunday, June 4th 2017

Thank you Rebecca for these organized tips on IELTS test. It’s easy to understand and help me understand more about this English test that I may take in the future.

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

I would like to ask, is it ok to write my own name at the end of the letter or should it be a fake name?????

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

Thanks Rebecca! until next lesson..cheers!

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

Very useful

Friday, June 16th 2017

Thanks Rebecca for these outstanding lectures. You have the perfect knowledge of the subject and your lessons are so comprehensive and helpful.

Sunday, June 18th 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca! I really apreciate and enjoy each one of your lessons. They´re clear and helpful. You´re an amazing and awesome teacher, so, an excellent professional one too. Thanks for existing at envid.com.
I would like to ask you, if possible, Is there any way of send any professor/place/website, written letters for being checked as IELTS examiners?
Thanks in advance. I´m looking forward to hear from you. Greetings and best wishes from Cuba

Monday, June 19th 2017

Thank you so much

Tuesday, June 20th 2017

Thank you , Rebecca! Very interesting and useful lesson.

Tuesday, June 20th 2017

Hello Madame, I got 10 out of 10. Your video was helpful

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

Hi Rebecca!, you are such a great instructor, your efforts are really highly appreciated, I need to ask you when I close the letter with yours faithfully / sincerely, do I write my real name after that or should I write a fake name?

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

Rebecca, thank you very muUchida, I really enjoyed the class.
All the best,

Friday, June 23rd 2017

Hello ma’m, it is so good to get your help to prepare for ielts test. I appreciate your effort to support interested students to achieve their goals. Thanks again. I also have a quarry. Does this platform also provide opportunity for mock test?
I will be very pleased to know the answer. Thanks!

Thursday, June 29th 2017

:( just got 8, but now i learn atleast 150 words for ielts writing

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

Thank you Rebecca for helping us. Your tips will be very useful.

Monday, July 3rd 2017

I got 9 thank you 😊

Friday, July 7th 2017

Hi Rebecca
Excellent course, I got 10/10.
But I met some difficulties to recognise certain words.
I go on.

Friday, July 7th 2017

hello teacher ! i wann to start learning english but i dont know the way

Friday, July 7th 2017

Hi Rebecca

I am thanking you for an outstanding 14 tips which you have mentioned in the video on your youtube channel.
It really helps me to understand the writing section in detail and also will practice everyday to ensure that I will get good marks .

Warm Wishes
New Delhi

Thursday, July 13th 2017

I got 9 out of 10. Thanks to you Emma. You make english easy while speaking and teaching.

Tuesday, July 18th 2017

thank you very much for your great effort i got 100%
you’re really great
thanks alot

Thursday, July 20th 2017

thanks alot ms. Rebecca, it was an informative lecture.

Monday, July 31st 2017

you made English easy .thanks

Monday, August 7th 2017

You are amazing teacher.Thank you for lessons that you are conduct.

Thursday, August 10th 2017

how are you?
i want to download this lesson how can i do it?

Sunday, August 13th 2017

    Hello, You cannot download them, you can only watch them . The best wishes

    Friday, June 8th 2018

Thank you very much Rebecca for sharing your knowledge and your tips about writing a letter. It is very useful for me because I am looking for a scholarship to study abroad and I have to send a lot of emails. Thank you for everything.

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Thanks Rebecca. I scored 9 out of 10. Please kindly reply by typing your website so I can download and start practicing.

Thank you very much.

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

thank you very much

Saturday, September 2nd 2017

Thanks Teacher Rebecca

Thursday, September 7th 2017

That’s a very useful lesson. I really enjoyed it and got 10 out of 10
You are amazing Teacher, most appreciation dear Rebecca

Sunday, September 10th 2017

thx rebecca

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Thank you Rebecca !

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Thank you for your lesson, Rebecca!

Saturday, October 7th 2017

It was an awesome lesson, Rebecca! I truly understood everything but I’m kinda disappointed because in my town there are no IELTS teachers and can’t solve that by myself as you said :( Anyway thanks for everything

Sunday, October 8th 2017

I got 10/10. Thanks Rebecca.You are really perfect.

Saturday, October 14th 2017

yours sincerely

Saturday, October 21st 2017

Thanks for these lessons. You’re a great teacher Rebecca. I am prayimg to pass the IELTS exam after getting formal review this coming January. Thanks again and God bless.

Friday, October 27th 2017

thank you so much for your affectionate

Sunday, November 12th 2017

thanks alot and you are really good teacher and please
i have a question
after all these lessons am i qualified to enter the toefl exam or ielts exam

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Thanks a lot Rebecca.

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Hi hello teacher i am very happy to listen to your videos and your topics are very useful and important so please can i improve my language by chat with you if available in whatsapp and facebook or skype so this is my whatsapp number +201099698961 and facebook Awailahmed
thanks so much

Monday, November 27th 2017

Hi Teacher! Appreciated the quiz!

Wednesday, December 6th 2017

thank you so much teacher it was a great lesson, by the way I got nine out of ten it seems that I need to practice my spelling.

Thursday, December 14th 2017

thank you a lot , Rebecca

Sunday, December 17th 2017

I really liked the video of 14 points for letter writing and never thought that way you taught us on the video. That was really excellent.I am planning to prepare for IELTS soon and you would be the best teacher and guide.Thanks.

Thursday, December 21st 2017

I would like to thank you very much.

I think it is not easy to find IELTS teacher for reviewing the letters and essays, if there is any one online, can you please guide me? or can i submit my writings on the site to you whenever you have time?

thanks alot

Thursday, December 28th 2017

Highly appreciating, Awesome

Friday, December 29th 2017

I truly appreciate your help, Rebecca! Im now starting to prepare myself for the IELTS test, and luckly I found you videos and this site! It is an amazing way to begin, thanks!

Friday, December 29th 2017

Rebecca please check my writing skill. I will send you.

Monday, January 8th 2018

Got 10. I really appreciate your tips in this writing part 1 .

Saturday, February 3rd 2018

I m pleased to see the comments, proudly I can say I am the student of eng vid

Saturday, February 10th 2018

Hello all teachers,I am a new student.I am from Cambodia country a small one in the world.I purpose want to know how to start a paragraph.Thanks…

Saturday, February 17th 2018

Hi Rebecca, Your videos are extremely helpful. I was just wondering if there was any way (paid/unpaid) I can get some of my writing task1 samples: letters and essays reviewed by you? Your feedback would really help me getting a good score.

Wednesday, February 28th 2018

Dear Rebecca,
Whilst going through some tips for the writing task for IELTS general training, I came across your video in YouTube for General Writing Task 1 – 14 Tips which helped me a lot to understand various things.
I would like to sincerely thank you for the tips and Hope to get through the IELTS with ease.

Friday, March 2nd 2018

Thanks a lot Rebecca for amazing learning tips.

You’re are truly a Gem of a Person :)

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

You got 9 correct out of 10.

thank you

Thursday, March 29th 2018

you are awesome teacher got 7 :P

Saturday, March 31st 2018

I got 10.Thanks

Thursday, April 19th 2018

Thanks Rebecca.

Friday, April 20th 2018

Got 10. Hope to get best in Ielts too.

Thank you Rebecca.

Friday, May 11th 2018

    You are welcome :)

    Friday, June 1st 2018

Thank you Rebecca for your guidance.

Friday, June 1st 2018

What a nice lesson! I enjoyed a lot. Thank you very much.

Friday, June 8th 2018

i got 8 in this quiz

i hav to appear in ielts general on 7july i am very nervous i want to score above 7 bcoz last 2 attempts were till 6 band score.
Rebecca how can i improve my score and achieve above 7 score in ielts

Monday, June 11th 2018

i’ve got 10. i almost understand all of your explanation in this video clearly. you’re my best english teacher i’ve ever seen until now. not only me, maybe the others feel same too. thank you Rebecca for your great teach.

Saturday, June 23rd 2018

Thank you. got 10/10.

Sunday, July 1st 2018

You have solved my 80% fear for IELTS exams. Thank you so much Rebecca. Best teacher and doing great job.

Friday, July 13th 2018

Thanks Rebecca, it’s really very useful lesson. I specially like the point you mentioned to avoid repetition of similar type of short sentences and use the same sort of vocabulary frequently.

Friday, July 20th 2018

Dear Ms. Rebecca

I really appreciate your great efforts you exceeded in these courses and I am delighted to inform you that I have decided to write one letter on daily basis according to your kind and precious advise.

Perhaps It would be possible to review and check these letters and evaluate them according to IELTS standards to ensure that I am on the right way and following IELTS standards.

I have good command of English but your guidance and help are required to improve my writing skills specially for IELTS which requires more practice and studying.

I do agree with you that I can read modals and practice on IELTSgoodluck but kindly advise if you know any website on which I can write and It will evaluate my writings.

Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you,

Yours Sincerely,


Sunday, July 22nd 2018

I want to improve my English.pls assessed me?

Tuesday, August 14th 2018

Got an 8 not bad for a first timer.
Thank you, Rebbeca for all you’re work.
You help lots of people like me, best regards and warm wishes.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018

Hello Rebecca, I got 10/10 but i don’t count it as a big deal.Please kindly advise me on the way out. I have written IELTS about 3 times but my writing score is always 6 but i need to score at least 7.
Hearing from you soonest.

Wednesday, August 15th 2018

Thanks Rebecca for your invaluable tips on IELTS General writing task1…. Can we have same kind of video on the task 2 also ?…it will really a big help.. Thanks

Thursday, August 30th 2018

You are an amazing teacher, having a smooth techniques to get your students understand the basics, really you are a real ielts tutor! your efforts are appreciated!
an ielts

Saturday, September 15th 2018

Hello Rebecca…
Thank you for your wonder full explanation..
I got 10 out of 10 even though I am listing for the first time

Monday, September 17th 2018

Very good lesson, 10/10.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018

Wooow I got 10/10 , I trully appreciate your help Ms Rebecca :)

I love engvid.com

Wednesday, September 26th 2018

100% Thank you so much for your effort simplifying this .

Thursday, October 4th 2018

60/100 really , my english is weak .

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

Thank you for your class. I will like to know how I can have my letters corrected. Is there someone that could help me in this task? Thanks again

Monday, October 22nd 2018

thanks a lot Rebecca for this video. it gives me a lot of information and it motivates me to do my ielts test.

Thursday, November 8th 2018

Thanks for the information you gave. Hope it will really help me in getting higher score. Do you offer evaluation service? And is there any video of yours where i can learn more about task 2 in genre IELTS session

Friday, November 16th 2018

Rebecca , thank you very much for your advises

Sunday, December 2nd 2018

First, I want to thank you a lot ,you’re amazing as always
please ,Mess Rebecca how can I find an IELTS teacher to correct my paragraphs?
thank you

Friday, January 4th 2019

thank you

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

10/10 again well done

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Thanks.. I am keep practicing

Saturday, March 16th 2019

got 100 score 👍 thank you Rebecca for this video !!!

Tuesday, May 7th 2019

while I positively encourage the excellent work you are doing,I however believe there’s need for the help of an IELTS teacher to help assess students practice samples on speaking and writing.I would be happy to have your services or that of anybody you strongly recommend

Thursday, July 4th 2019

I scored 10/10. I really enjoyed your class. Thanks

Thursday, July 25th 2019

Your guidance is very clear and able to help especially those with little time or busy schedules but still want to sit for IELTS exams.

Thursday, September 19th 2019

I have information that in a American- English the form of ending is:
Formal – Sincerely yours, Tom Tomchyk
Semi-Formal – Sincerely, Tom Tomchyk
Informal-Best wishes , Tom
Will it be a mistake?

Thursday, September 19th 2019

Please Rebecca, I would be grateful if you could learn my draft of a letter for IELTS TASK 1 and said me if it is ok or what I need improve or fix it. Thanks in advance.

It is from a practice IELTS test:
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to inquire about the job advertisement in the last Sunday newspaper, I would like to apply for the company, that was why I attach my CV in this letter.

I recently graduated of the university in business engineering and I have a bachelor degree of business management science.

My relevant professional experience is my two last works, firstly, I worked in a mining company in the finance department like an analyst in 2017, secondly, I have been working since 2018 in an insurance company in the sales department. Now I looking for a new opportunities that push my career and learnt more abilities and skills.

I would like to know if you could help me in this apply and send me more information about this charge and for the company. I believe that my background is accuracy for this job and if the company consider hire me for this laboral opportunity I can put all my effort for complete my tasks and contributed with the work team get the company goals.

Yours faithfully

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Dear Rebecca, As you have taught in your 14 tips for GT writing Task 01 that check your practice written letters to an IELTS teacher regularly, is it possible for us to send you our written practice letters to you for feedback.

Thursday, January 30th 2020

Thank you..

Thursday, February 13th 2020

Rebecca, I would like to mention one amazing fact about you. And that is the beautiful and heartwarming smile you have on your face which always leaves me with lots of pleasant feelings.
I’m pretty sure everyone else agrees! :)

Sunday, March 8th 2020

excellent lecture, it helps me a lot.

Sunday, March 29th 2020

I got 10, you are amazing, thank you so much.

Friday, May 22nd 2020

I love EngVid. I’ve really learned a lot. Thanks Ms. Rebecca

Thursday, June 4th 2020


Monday, June 8th 2020

Thank you So much, Rebecca I really appreciate your assistance and your very clear explanation

Sunday, June 14th 2020

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