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Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 (General Training)

Complete preparation to achieve the band score you need (Band 6 to Band 8) in IELTS Writing Task 1 General Training.
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Identify letter requirements quickly and use an appropriate tone when responding
Create coherent and organised letters for a variety of different question types
Create a variety of complex grammatical constructions with flexibility and accuracy
Use a range of vocabulary appropriately and with precision for a variety of letter types
Learn the precise process for writing a high-scoring letter in IELTS Writing GT Task 1


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“This course is very comprehensive for Writing Task 1 in General Training. I got a score of 7.5 for writing after completing this course. The instructor explains everything in great detail and is very easy to follow.” – Sujata Sreejith

Should I take this course?

Are you struggling to achieve a Band 7 or above score in the General Training (GT) module of IELTS Writing?

Do you doubt yourself when it comes to writing informal, semi-formal or formal letters?

Are you unsure of how to demonstrate purpose or write grammatically complex sentences?

If so, this course is for you.

My first course – Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 2 – has one of the highest number of 5-star ratings of any IELTS course on Udemy (4,000+). It has been enrolled upon by over 30,000 students from 150+ different countries, and is statistically 6 times more engaging than the average IELTS course.

Now, I am bringing you Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 (General Training).

This course contains the same high-quality tuition, the same crisp, clean, accessible presentation, and the same invaluable expertise acquired through thousands of hours of IELTS tuition which is offered in my Task 2 course and my Task 1 Academic course. 

Why waste time and money on outdated course books, inexperienced teachers and failed exams? Learn the tips, tricks, secrets and techniques required to succeed in IELTS Writing Task 1 GT, and take control of your IELTS future today! 

If you’re not completely satisfied, you can claim a full refund within 30 days. No explanation needed! 

How will this course help me?

This course will teach you how to write what the IELTS examiners want to read in IELTS Writing Task 1 GT. It is aimed at students who are trying to achieve Band 7, but will also be extremely valuable for any students aiming for Band 6 or Band 8. Even Band 9 aspiring students will learn something new here!

You might think that the IELTS examiners only care about a wide range of vocabulary, correct spelling and accurate grammar. This is wrong. These are all important, but there is so much more you can do to boost your score.

Mastering IELTS Writing: Task 1 (General Training) tells you exactly what you need to know to succeed in this English language exam.

During this course, you will:

  • understand how the IELTS exam, and the writing test in particular, is structured and how it should be approached

  • learn how to write an answer to any Writing Task 1 question after learning how to recognise different letter types

  • learn how to manage your time wisely, how to plan your  letter effectively, and how to structure your letter appropriately

  • find out different ways of naturally transitioning between ideas, sentences and paragraphs 

  • learn the importance of selecting an appropriate tone and demonstrating a clear purpose

  • find out how to increase your range of vocabulary related to several different types of letter

  • study the steps you need to take in order to achieve grammatical range and accuracy

  • learn many of the ‘secrets of success’ that will help you to get the best score possible

  • discover many of the common errors made in Task 1 General Training and how to avoid these yourself

  • begin to feel confident, assured and increasingly prepared for the writing test in your next IELTS exam


Introduction to the Course (with Exam Breakdown)
What Do You Want From Me? (Band Descriptor Success)

Approaching and Answering the Question (Task Achievement)

The Different Types of Letters
Top Marks - A Brief Look at a Task 1 Model Letter
Planning, Structure and Timing
The Importance of Purpose and Tone
Bullet Point Brilliance
Approaching and Answering the Question - Quiz

A quiz to help consolidate what you have learnt in this section.

Structuring the Letter (Coherence and Cohesion)

Paragraphing Pro
Useful Cohesive Devices
Referencing Review
Structuring the Letter - Quiz

A quiz to help consolidate what you have learnt in this section.

Writing the Letter (Lexical Resource)

Vocabulary for Informal Letters
Vocabulary for Semi-Formal Letters
Vocabulary for Formal Letters
How to Maximise Your Vocabulary Score
Writing the Letter - Quiz

A quiz to help consolidate what you have learnt in this section.

Tuning the Letter (Grammatical Range and Accuracy)

Using Complex Sentences in Your Letter
How to Use Punctuation Effectively
The Power of Conditionals
Common Grammatical Errors in Letters
Tuning the Letter - Quiz

A quiz to help consolidate what you have learnt in this section.


Demonstration: Writing an Informal Letter from Start to Finish
Demonstration: Writing a Semi-Formal Letter from Start to Finish
Demonstration: Writing a Formal Letter from Start to Finish
Secrets to Success - Tips and Techniques for Achieving a Top Score
Getting Guidance
Good Luck!
Bonus: Live Class Example
Bonus: Live Class Example #2
Bonus Lecture: Free PDF/eBook, Further Learning, Coupons
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