General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 37 - Last month you had an overseas holiday with some friends

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Last month you had an overseas holiday with some friends where you stayed at their house. They have just sent you some holiday photos.

Write a letter to your friends. In your letter:

  • thank them for the holiday and the photos
  • explain why you didn’t write earlier
  • invite them to come and stay with you

You should write at least 150 words.

» You do NOT need to write your own address.

Model Answer:

Dear David, James and Ethan,

Hope you all are doing great. I cannot express how much I enjoyed my time with you guys and how terribly I miss those days. I received your letter yesterday and was quite surprised to find some of the best pictures we took during our holiday in Singapore inside the envelope.

I guess this is the best opportunity to thank you for a great holiday and the fabulous pictures that would remind me a grand tour to Singapore. As soon as I got back to Australia, I got busy with my thesis paper that I am supposed to submit before the end of the current semester. This is my last semester at the university and I will be free for a while after that and I would love to have you at my place. Why don't you all come and visit me at the end of the December? I am sure we will have a magnificent time together.

Stay fine and keep in touch.


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.75 (2 Votes)

Add comment

Security code


0 # Derek 2014-05-20 07:13
Thanks for a good sample on GT IELTS writing task 1. This would be very helpful for others (IELTS students) as well.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote