You want to sell your television - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 87

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You want to sell your television. You think a friend of yours might like to buy it from you.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, explain -

  • why you are selling the television
  • describe the television
  • suggest a date when your friend can come and see it

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Rabbi,

Hope you are doing well. I have recently got a job offer in New York and I am excited about it. I am planning to leave next month and would like to meet you sometime before my departure. I have decided not to ship my furniture to my destination. Instead, I want to sell them off. I think you might be interested to purchase my smart TV.

The TV I own is an ultra-slim Samsung LED television and I purchased it around 6 months ago. It still has a warranty for 1 and a half years. I brought it from a branded Samsung showroom and it is a 43 inch Android TV. The outstanding features of this TV are 3-Dimensional view (3D), smart internet connection, latest Android OS, 256 GB internal memory, 10 years picture panel warranty and voice activation.

I believe you would be interested to have this TV, however, I advise you to have a clear demonstration of the functional and operational procedures of it. you can come to check it out next weekend, Saturday, 28th March. We can also negotiate the price at the same time.

Kindly reply to me with your thoughts on buying this television.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Warm wishes,

Ramesh Roy

[ Written by Ramesh ]

Sample Answer 2:

Dear Alfred,

I hope you are doing great. It's been a while since we have last met. Hope you are enjoying your new job. I am writing today regarding a television set that I want to sell and I think you might be interested to own it.

I am excited to tell you that I have been accepted to join the University of Berkshire for the Masters in Business program. Hopefully, I will be leaving for the UK next month. Since I will be living in the UK for the next 3 years, I am hoping to sell all my belongings that I will not be able to take with me. My one such possession is a TV set. It is a 40 inch Sony Smart TV with the Android operating system, and it is equipped with Wi-Fi and many other rich features such as the 3D view and surround sound system. I am willing to sell it to you at a cheap price as a token of my gratitude for your loyal friendship.

As I will be departing from Lahore on 10th July, I hope you can drop by on 1st July and see the TV to figure out whether you want to buy it or not.

Hoping to see you soon.

Warm wishes,


[ Written by Sameed Qureshi ]

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Rakesh Soni
Dear Abhilash,

It has been a long since we last wrote to each other. Hope you and your family are well. I'm writing today regarding a television set which I need to sell and I think you might be interested to own it.

A few weeks ago, I went to Lulu Hypermarket, and there was an offer for a lottery ticket for Bonanza prize, subject to the total purchase of more than 500 Dirham. Fortunately and unbelievably, I won a 50-inch mega-size Sony LED TV as the third prize last week.

As there is space constraint at my home, and I can't accommodate both TVs in my waiting room, I thought of selling my old TV set. The previous television set I have is from Samsung with a flat LED 30-inch screen, and it is under warranty as I've bought it 8 months ago. Moreover, it's a smart TV as it is equipped with a USB port and a Wi-Fi device.

I remember last time when you visited my home you inquired about this TV. So I thought you might be interested to purchase it from me. So you can visit to see the Samsung TV anytime on Sunday. If you feel that this TV suits your requirement then do let me know. Don’t worry about the price.

Best Regards,

Rakesh Soni