GT Writing Task 1: Sample 74 - You have invited a friend to come on holiday

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have invited a friend to come to your house next holiday. He/she has asked you how to get to your house from the airport. However, you are going to the airport to receive him/her.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • explain that you will meet him/her at the airport
  • say what you have planned for your friend
  • write some important things that he/she might find useful

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............, 

Sample Answer:

Dear Annie,

I hope you are doing fine. I am excited to have you with me in a few days. Yesterday, I received your letter in which you have asked for the direction to my house from the airport. Please do not worry about that; I will come to the airport to pick you up. I am eagerly waiting to have you at my house and spend some excellent time together.

I am really looking forward to meeting you and I have planned a few things for us. We can go to Mysore for a day trip. Mysore has a beautiful palace and a Zoo; which is a house of some exotic animals. Then I have also planned a 3 days' trip to Ooty. Ooty is known as "Queens of hills" and have pristine tea gardens and mesmerising views. I am sure you will love it.

Since Ooty is a cold and hilly place, please get some winter clothing and comfortable shoes. One thick jacket and a sweater would be good. Besides, you should bring any medicine you take as you won't be able to purchase any medicine without a prescription.

Looking forward to meeting you soon.

With love,


[ by - Preeti Ghuraiya] 
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