GT Writing Task 1: Sample 62 - Letter to offer concert ticket to a friend

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You bought a music concert ticket. However, you are unable to go. So you want to offer the ticket to your friend.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • explain the concert
  • why you are unable to go
  • how can your friend receive the ticket

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Model Answer:

Dear Eric,

Hope you are doing great. It's been only two weeks since I last saw you and it already feels like a year! I am writing to offer you a concert ticket that I purchased a few days ago. As I can't make it to the concert, I thought you should go.

On November 7th, Guns N' Roses is coming to Oakland to rock the city. The full team would be on the stage and it would be a 4 hours' blast at the Oakland Coliseum. I did not want to miss my favourite band's live performance and purchased a ticket. Unfortunately, I will have to cancel it due to a sudden family tour to Canada during the time to meet my grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary.

I know how much you revere Guns N' Roses and that's why I would like you to enjoy the concert. I did not want to disappoint my parents and dishearten my grandmother, who is eagerly expecting me on their marriage anniversary.

I will give the ticket to David, who is also going to the concert, and you can meet him prior to the concert to collect it. Do not forget to record the performance and share your experience with me when I get back and meet you.

Take care and have fun.

Warm regards,


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0 # Joyce Tan 2016-12-14 12:18
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-1 # Joyce Tan 2016-12-12 13:19
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am Joyce Tan and I rented a car, Toyota Vios, number AKE 3411, from your company on 15 November for 3 days. It was under your branch office at Ipoh Garden South. I am writing this letter to inform you that a minor car accident occurred on 16th Nov 2016.

On 16th November morning, my family members and I were heading to Tambun for a farm visit. When I was driving through Jalan Tambun, the car in the front stopped very abruptly without any hint and even after I tried my best, I could not stop the collision. It was entirely the fault of the driver of the other car. The front bumper and bonnet of my car got dents and the left headlight glass was broken. The front car's back bumper and tail lights were scratched and broken. Fortunately, no one was injured from the accident. After this, I had reported the police for the car accident and that would ensure that you can claim the insurance. The owner of the other car also gave his contact number and would bear the expenses for the repair and I would be happy to let you two meet and discuss the unfortunate event.

Kindly accept my sincere apology for this unexpected incidence. I am also willing to bear the cost of the repair fee if you need me to. You may mail the bill to my office address and I will settle it within a week.

Please give me a call if you need any further information. My contact number is written on the form I signed before hiring your car and you can also reach me at 91365678.

Yours sincerely,
Joyce Tan
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