General Writing Task 1 – Complaint Letter

💭In task 1 of the IELTS General Exam, you need to write a formal or semi-formal letter/email to a company, friend, bank, hotel, etc.


  • You will have 20 minutes to write 150 words.
  • You will be given a specific task to complete (for training purposes, we will use a complaint letter.)
  • In all IELTS writing tasks, you must use a FORMAL or SEMI-FORMAL writing style!

A Complaint Letter:

  • Let’s do a practice writing task 1.
  • Be sure to follow the prompts on the card.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pen/pencil, and a stopwatch or clock.
  • Please use the following “Quiz Section” to transcribe your writing task 1 from your piece of paper to the quiz!