Here’s an EXCERPT from my book, How to Teach Yourself IELTS Letter Writing.

(Normally I focus on SKILL development more, but you’ll see that this bit is all about LANGUAGE! ;))

Which of the following letter types is hardest for your students preparing for the (General Module) of IELTS? Why?

a) giving information

b) requesting something

c) complaining about something

d) apologizing

e) applying for something (e.g. a job or scholarship)

f) writing to a magazine editor or some authority to draw attention to an issue

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Hi. I’m Fatime. I’m an IELTS Teacher Trainer, helping CELTA-qualified English language teachers become better at teaching SKILLS, as opposed to just testing them. 

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