IELTS Writing Task One #16


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to your friend/family to describe an accident that has happened to you and ask for help.

You should write at least 150 words.

model answer:

Hi David and Jin!

This is just a short letter to let you know that I’m in hospital – but don’t worry, it’s nothing too serious, just a broken ankle. It happened on Sunday evening when I was dancing. I jumped up and landed on the side of my foot.

The doctors say it is a complicated break, so I have to stay here for a week for more x-rays. It’s a real drag, I can tell you. I’ve got lots of books and magazines, but even so, being in hospital is dead boring!

I’m not allowed to leave my room, so I can’t go for a walk, and I don’t know what to do with my time. Anyway, it’d be great to hear from you with any news. A funny letter would really cheer me up. Do you think you could send me some magazines or something?

Hope to see you soon.

Lots of love,


(156 words)