IELTS writing test - sample questions

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Friend’s birthday (with sample plan)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

An Australian friend is coming to visit you, and it will be his/her birthday during the visit.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • say how you feel about the visit
  • suggest what you could do on his/her birthday
  • try to find out what your friend thinks of your idea

You should write at least 150 words.

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