GT Writing Task 1: Sample 115 - A family member is coming to stay with you

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening.

Write a letter to your relative. In your letter:

  • explain the arrangements you have made for him/her to get keys and enter the house
  • tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house
  • say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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


Model Answer:

Dear Samir,

Hope you are doing great. I cannot find fitting words to express how excited I am to hear that you will be visiting me next week. I am very much looking forward to having you and spending some quality time together.

Unfortunately, on 7th June, the day of your arrival, I have an important meeting in my office and I am expected there early in the morning. I wish I could have been at the train station to receive you. However, do not worry, I will keep the keys to my neighbour, George. He lives in the opposite apartment- B2, and will be expecting you at around 9.30 am. Just tell him that you are my cousin Samir and he will hand over you the keys.

From the train station, you can hail a taxi and give him my apartment's address. He will do the rest as the address is quite familiar to taxi drivers. The rent should be anything between 15 to 20 pounds.

I will be back at 6.30 pm and will take you to dinner at one of my favourite restaurants. Afterwards, we can walk for a few minutes and meet aunt Lucy who lives nearby.

I have so many things to share with you and I plan to do many exciting things together -just like in our childhood. Wishing you a safe journey.

Best wishes,

James

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+1 # Janaka 2018-02-21 16:40
Dear Sara,

I have received your letter and so excited to hear that you will visit me on 15th March. I can not wait to meet you!

You have mentioned that you will take a train from Lisbon and reach the Tavira central train station at around 10.00 am. I'd have been delighted to receive you at the station upon your arrival but unfortunately, I'm unable to come to the station because I've to attend my IELTS exam on the same day at 9:00 am.

However, I will keep the door key and you can find it under the carpet placed in front of the door. You can relax inside the home until I get back. I will keep plenty of food in the refrigerator and do not hesitate to use whatever you need at my home. You may prepare anything you like for the lunch and you will find all the food items in the kitchen.

Moreover, you are visiting my new place for the very first time, but you won't be lost as it is easy to find. Once you reach the station, take a metered-taxi and reach the central library road. Then turn left from the Uzzer Shopping Complex and you can find a two-story building left-side of the road and opposite to it you can find my house. I will SMS you my home address in case you need that.

I'll reach home at around 4.00 pm. I suggest that we would go out for dinner to your favourite Arabic cuisine cafe near the Harvest school. After the dinner, we can enjoy movie at the Novo Cinema.

I'm so excited to have you with me. See you soon. Take care.

With love,

Janaka
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+2 # Amina 2017-12-01 08:19
GT Writing Task 1:
A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening.

Write a letter to your relative. In your letter:
- explain the arrangements you have made for him/her to get keys and enter the house
- tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house
- say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening

Write at least 150 words.

Answer:
Dear Emin,

I am so delighted to hear that you will stay at my place during your stay in the town, it has been a long and I miss you so much.

However, an urgent board meeting will take place on the next Monday, the day you will arrive, and I will be away from home until 6.00 pm. I will leave my key to the caretaker who stays at the reception of my apartment. I will have to attend the meeting, so I am afraid I will not meet you at the airport. After you checkout from the airport, you should take the shuttle bus from the adjacent station which stops in the city centre. In case you cannot find it, use the Google Maps or ask someone at the airport. The bus stops at 3 stations and you should get off at Kizilay station. The conductor announces every station when they reach there. After you arrive Kizilay, you can call a taxi and go to Aydinlikevler High School. I have already sent you my apartment's location on your WhatsApp.

I will directly return home after the meeting. I have some wonderful plans for us. We can go to a restaurant for dinner and I want to show you a park located near my home.

I am looking forward to seeing you.

Best Wishes,
Amina
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