IELTS General Writing Task 1 Practice 2

The IELTS General Writing Task 1 requires you to write a letter of at least 150 words in response to a given prompt. The duration for completing this task is 20 minutes.


You are taking a course at a local college. The deadline for your project was last week but you have not finished it.

Write a letter to your lecturer. In your letter

  • introduce yourself
  • explain why you have not handed in the project yet
  • request more time to do it.

Model Answer:

Dear Ms. Helan,

My name is Ram Charan and I am a first-year student in your Marketing class at Blue Mount College. I am writing to you because I have a problem with the project you set about social media. The due date was last week but I am afraid I have not finished it yet. As you know, I have been absent from class for almost ten days with COVID-19 symptoms and I have not been attending lectures. I only managed to get the reading list from a friend and go to the library to do research yesterday. You will see from your records that I have never missed a deadline for an assignment so far during my course.

However, I am requesting an extension of one week in this case because I am so behind with my work. I hope you will take my illness into consideration and grant me an extension.

Yours sincerely,
Ram Charan

Based on your understanding of the above task come up with your own answer and share it in the comment.

All Comments

  • Dear Mr. Jonathan,

    I am writing this letter to request extra time for completing the project which you have assigned me on January 15th.

    This is Aloysius Maria from 3rd Year Business management class at Dalhousie University. I am scared that I have not completed my Project on Sales and Marketing topic case study which was due last week. I am unable to submit the project on time due to my hand fracture in a minor bike accident and as you know I have even skipped few lectures due to that.

    Somehow, I managed to review the topic and listed down the action items sporadically to finish the project on or before this month end. Adding to that I have also collected some key information about the topic from our seniors who did the same project.

    Hope you will understand my situation and provide me some extra time to consolidate the project within Jan 31st.

    Yours sincerely,
    Aloysius Maria.

    Madhu January 31, 2023 6:00 AM Reply

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