General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 121 - Your former homestay family is coming to see you

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your former homestay family is coming to see you in your home country and stay from January 31st to February 10th.

Write them a letter. In your letter:

  • Make plans to meet them at a convenient location
  • Specify a time and date
  • Suggest some activities you may all participate in during their visit

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address

Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr & Mrs Johnson,

Hi there! I hope you all are doing well. It was so good to hear from you and I was so surprised and happy to hear that you are visiting my country in few days. I am sure that you will thoroughly enjoy the holidays and your stay here. Moreover, the climate here is so bright and sunny that it is really convenient to travel the destinations during this season in my country.

As you already said you are going to stay in a hotel in the capital city, it is quite far from my home. I hope you will be free on February 4th and 5th so that we can meet on 4th February. When you come to Cochin call my cell phone or send me an SMS two hours prior so that I can meet you there. Early morning (around 9.00 am) would be better but I can meet you anytime you want. We will have our lunch together in a restaurant where I went many times and I quite like their environment and food.

There are many tourist spots in Cochin so I am sure you both will enjoy your time. I will be very glad if you agree to stay at our home for a couple of days as my parents are very eager to meet you. I have told them about you and they are expecting you to visit our home as soon as you can.  During your stay at our home, we can go to see popular historical museums, beaches, amusement parks and other attractive places near my hometown. We would love to give you a taste of our traditional foods.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

With love

[ Written by - Sonia Vincent]

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0 # Nazia 2018-04-04 19:33
Dear Mr and Mrs Khan,

Hope you are all doing great and this letter finds you in good spirit. I am delighted to know that you are planning to visit my country next month. I am sure you will enjoy your vacation in my homeland with your friends and family.

As per your travel itinerary, you will arrive at the Pakistan International Airport on 31st January and will stay in Karachi up until 10th February. You also wrote that you will stay with your friend at Landhi Town. I would love to meet you all as soon as possible. I invite you to visit my house which is only 40 minutes drive from your friend's house. However, I would like to meet you sometime during the first week of your arrival. I can meet you at a restaurant, preferably at the sea view restaurant, near the place you will reside.

We can spend some time at sea view restaurant and enjoy the sunset at the beach. Afterwards, we can order a few traditional foods and can enjoy our dinner together. As you are visiting my homeland for the first time, I would suggest you visit the National Museum, Tomb of Quaid-e-Azam, Sea Port and Food Streets. I can accompany you to a few famous shopping malls where you might do some shopping.

I am very much excited about your trip and hope that we will spend quality time.

Looking forward to welcoming you soon.


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