Letter Writing # 127 - You play sport for a local team

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You play sports (e.g. football) for a local team. You recently heard that a player in your team is in a hospital.

Write a letter to your teammate. In your letter

  • say how you feel about the news
  • ask about the treatment in the hospital
  • suggest some ways of cheering him/her up

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................., 

Model Answer 1:

Dear Ahmed,

How are you now? I was shocked to hear that you fell off the stairs all of a sudden and have had an injury to your foot. I am feeling very sorry for your condition as it happened right before an important match on Sunday. I wish you a quick recovery.

I heard from our coach that you are under observation by a team of doctors at Jinnah hospital. One of my relatives works there as a medical practitioner and I will request him to visit you sometime. Do not worry at all as the hospital has an exceptional reputation due to its well-trained staff and modern equipment. However, I would like to know your personal opinion about the way the hospital staff are treating you. Is there anything you want us to do for you?

I want to share some exciting news with you. You have been selected in the national football team as a lead striker. In addition to this, our university has announced a full-fee scholarship to acknowledge your efforts in sports. I wish you good health and will visit you soon.

Warm wishes,


[ Written by - Fahad Sultan ]


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Brian,

I hope that you are feeling well and trying to make the best out of the worst situation. I have just heard the news about your accident from our team manager over the phone, and I must say that I was quite shocked to hear the sad news.

I would certainly like to ask you about how the accident took place, or what exactly you were doing at the time of the accident, but I guess that I better save the questions for now. Anyway, from what I heard from our team manager, I am assuming that your left leg has signs of some fractures, but you can’t be sure unless an X-ray of your leg is taken. So, what kind of treatment are you receiving at the hospital now? Are you feeling comfortable there?

By the way, you will be glad to know that our whole team has finally got permission to practise swimming in that big swimming pool in the city centre, where you have always wanted to go. I am sure that we will go there sometime once you are recovered. That is all for now.

Best wishes,


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