IELTS Writing Task One #18


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are organizing a trip to the Black Mountains in West Wales for a group of students from Canterbury in Kent, UK. Write to the manager of Student Hostel Services and explain when you want to visit the Black Mountains, how long you will stay, how many students are in your party, and what accommodations you will require.

You should write at least 150 words.

model answer:

To Whom It May Concern,

I am arranging a trip to your area. I am writing to seek accommodation in the Black Mountains for a group of students from Canterbury.

We expect to be in the Black Mountains between July 4 and July 17. There are sixteen people in our group, seven men and nine women. The seven men will accept dormitory accommodation, and the women are happy to share rooms. We hope to keep our expenses as low as possible.

Could you please provide me with information regarding recreational services in the area? The group will bring their own boots for bush-walking, but we are hoping to hire equipment for other sports, like skiing. Some of our group will want to hire geological picks and other equipment, if possible. Could you provide this? We also need to know about access to caves and other interesting geological sites in the area.

I am looking forward to receiving information about the Student Hostel services and other facilities.

Yours faithfully

(168 words)