GT Writing Task 1: Sample 76 - A friend wants to spend a holiday in your region

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • offer to find somewhere to stay
  • give advice about what to do
  • give information about what clothes to bring

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............, 


Model Answer:

Dear Michael,

Your sudden decision to visit Kuala Lumpur is a pleasant surprise to me and as always, your letter was amusing to read. I am glad that you have been able to manage a week-long vacation and I cannot wait to meet you.

I would love to have you at my home as long as you want. In fact, while you are in Kuala Lumpur, I would not let you stay at a hotel.

I recommend you to visit the Bird Park, Aquaria KLCC, Genting Highlands, National Museum, Butterfly Park and China Town during your stay in the city. I will take you to the Petronas Towers, which was once the tallest building in the world. I also recommend you to try the street food and do some shopping at the Central Market. Life is so vibrant and diverse in this city and  I am sure you will enjoy it all.

After you spend a few days in Kuala Lumpur, you should spend some time at Penang and Langkawi. While the formal is a state and known as the Pearl of the Orient and my personal favourite, the latter is a district and an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea.

We have a hot and humid climate year round, interspersed with tropical rain showers. The temperature is between 26-36-degree Celsius now and we have rains almost every day. Bring light dresses suitable for summer and a rain-coat considering the regular rain.

Cannot wait any longer to meet you in person.

Warm wishes,

Mahmud Riad

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