You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
An English-speaking friend has written to you to ask you how your IELTS studies are going.
Write a letter telling your friend how you are preparing for the test.
In your letter:
- say what progress you are making
- explain how you are preparing for the test
- say which section you are finding the most difficult
You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
Thanks for your reply. It’s good to hear from you again and I hope you are doing well. My preparation for the IELTS is going OK but I don’t have enough time for studying. I am too tired in the evenings after a full day in the office, so I have to rely on the weekends. I might need to book some private lessons if I want a good score.
One thing I like to do is to read newspapers in English whilst I travel to work on the train. This is helping me with my vocabulary and grammar. I also send out emails in English to practise for the writing section. When I get home I like to watch British TV shows, with the subtitles turned off. My listening skills have improved greatly since I started watching TV, which is more interesting than listening to music.
The most difficult section for me is the writing section because my grammar is not good enough. I am trying my best to learn the rules of English but some of the verbs seem to have more than one meaning and this is causing me trouble. I hope to sit the test in about three months.