How to Identify the Types of Letter in the IELTS Writing Task 1
The IELTS Letter Writing Task is the first task in the IELTS General Module. In this section, candidates are required to write a either a personal/informal letter, a semi-formal or a formal letter. Candidates however find it difficult to identify when to write each type. Here is a quick guide I have collated from various sources.
It is essential to know the differences between Personal Letter/Informal Letter, Semi-Formal and Formal Letter. Below are the main features: