IELTS sample letter

The IELTS Writing test takes 1 hour. There are two tasks. You have to write a letter or report in 20 minutes and an essay in 40 minutes.

Here is a sample letter.


Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper on reckless driving. In your letter you have to explain why reckless driving poses great danger to lives and property.

Model answer

The Editor

The Times of India

Dear Sir or Madam

For the last two or three months there has been not a single day on which road accidents have not occurred in Mumbai. Most of these accidents were caused by reckless driving. Truck drivers and those who drink and drive are notorious for rash driving.

The other day I was horrified to witness a dreadful accident. A young biker and his wife were crushed to death when a speeding truck that came from behind ran over them. They died on the spot itself. I am sure that it was not an isolated incident. Countless innocent lives are lost on the roads, thanks to rash driving.

The concern with reckless driving is that it poses a significant risk to the people in the surrounding area as well as the driver. Reckless drivers could kill children, animals and pedestrians. A car that spins out of control can harm other vehicles on the road. In addition, reckless driving can cause significant damage to property. Thus, it goes without saying that reckless driving is a public safety issue that must be properly addressed.

Yours faithfully