GT Writing Task 1: Sample 79 - You have just moved into a new home and are planning to hold a party

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just moved into a new home and are planning to hold a party. You are worried that noise may disturb your neighbour.

Write a letter to your neighbour. In your letter

  • introduce yourself
  • describe your plans for the party
  • invite your neighbour to come

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............,


Sample Answer 1:

Dear Mr and Mrs Simpson,

I am your next door neighbour and we have recently moved into this house. I regret that I did not get the opportunity to be acquainted with you. In fact, we are a family of three - me, my wife and our 8 years old son. We are planning to hold a party next Monday and would like to invite you.

My son’s birthday will be on next Monday. Hence, my spouse and I have decided to celebrate this special occasion and invite some friends and relatives. The party will commence at 7:00 pm and continue till midnight. It will consist of some music and dancing in which a local music band will perform. The dinner will be served at around 08:00 pm in the garden and the concert will be held afterwards. Although the participants are comparatively limited, we are afraid the noises from the music performance might disturb you. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience created by this.

I initially intended to invite you and your family to the party over the phone, but I hesitated whether it could be a good idea or not. My wife suggested that it would be more appropriate if I write a letter to do so.

We will be genuinely pleased if you kindly accept our invitation to our beloved son's birthday ceremony. This way, we will not only find the chance to become familiar but enjoy the occasion together.

Best Regards,

Ali Kazemian

[ by - Naaz ] 


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Ms Meena,

I am Priya and I have recently moved with my family into the house next to yours. I am a doctor and I live with my daughter, and husband, who is a lawyer. I have planned to throw a party and invite some guests on the 10th of June and I would really appreciate your presence at that party.

Since this is the first time our family is moving into a house that we own, we have planned to throw a party and invite some friends, colleagues, relatives and neighbours. We have arranged a dinner party and want to share this special moment with the people we care about and love. I have also planned to arrange a music show which would make the event more enjoyable. I hope you would not mind the concert! I would feel very delighted if you could join the party.

My apology for any inconvenience it might cause to you, but I assure you that I have already made arrangements to make it less noisy by a plan to conduct games for children and keep them engaged. We will also place a soundproof coverage at the entrance to my house.

Hope you will accept my invitation and join the party.

Yours sincerely,

Priya Roy

[  Written by - Priya

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+2 # Shadia Rahman 2015-10-22 18:48
Dear Mr & Mrs Smith,

I am writing you to introduce myself with lots of joy from the deep of my heart. I am Shadia, your new neighbour, shifted to your next door apartment last week with my daughter.

As a new member of this apartment, I am planning to arrange a get-together party with some of my friends and relatives next Sunday.

I am afraid I would need some preparation for the party and unexpected noise may reach your apartment while decorating my apartment. My sincere apology in advance for that and I assure you I will take every precaution not to make it too annoying.

I am planning to have a dinner party and indoor game for the entertainment of our kids. Therefore, I invite you and your children to this party with great hope of your presence. It will be a great fun for sure as my friends and relatives are very open-minded as well as sociable.
I would like to request you to join us to make this party more enjoyable and pleasant.

Hope to see you soon.
Wishing you a very nice day.
Thank you.

Your sincerely
Shadia Rahman.
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