Model answer

Now read this model answer. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have a new pen pal and you are writing your first letter to them. Write a letter to your pen pal. In your letter • give some background information about you and your life • talk about what foods you … Read more

More identifying

Now take a final test to identify likes, dislikes, needs and wants in an informal Task 1 letter. Click the link below to get started!

Getting the grammar right

Using the right expressions to talk about likes, dislikes, needs and wants is important, but you have to make sure the grammar you use is correct. Practise your skills by taking a quick quiz. Click the link below to get started!

A list of useful phrases

Here is a list of useful phrases for expressing likes, dislikes, needs and wants. I like… I very much enjoy…(all registers) I am really into…(informal) I was very impressed by…(all registers) I am keen on…(informal/semi-formal) I adore…(all registers) I am fond of…(informal/semi-formal) I dislike… I can’t stand…(informal) I loathe… (all registers) I am not partial … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. PROPORTION EQUIPPED WITH APPLIANCE DULL

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: some useful vocabulary for expressing likes, dislikes, needs and wants a range of sentence structures you can use in Task 1 how to respond to sample questions where you may need to describe likes, dislikes, needs and / or wants how to write a Task 1 … Read more

Unit 7 Task 2 Band 7 sample answer 1

Band score: approximately 7.0 The answer below has been rated based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to see the correction, and scroll to the bottom of the page to read our comments on the essay. You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The … Read more

Unit 7 Task 1 Band 7 sample answer 1

Band score: approximately 7.0 The answer below has been rated based on the public IELTS descriptors. Click the word or words in red to see the correction, and scroll to the bottom of the page to read our comments on the report. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows the sources of … Read more