Letter Writing # 147 - Write a letter to friend inviting them to stay with you

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Last year you met someone on holiday and became friends. He/she has informed you that they will be travelling near your hometown on business in a few months’ time.

Write a letter to your friend inviting them to stay with you. In your letter

  • express how pleased you are to hear from them
  • invite them to stay with you
  • tell them about your ideas of how you could spend the time together

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ...,

Model Answer:

Dear Mathew,

It was a pleasant surprise to receive your letter yesterday. The happiness doubled when I learnt that you will be in Singapore in December with your wife for some professional reasons and have plans to stay a bit longer to wander around the city. I am quite excited to meet you and your wife and cordially welcome you to stay with us as long as you wish.

Our memory, together in Bali, Indonesia last year, is still fresh and I am happy to have the chance to meet you in a distant country. How daunting it would have been if someone kind like you did not find my papers that I lost. You were like an angel sent by the God to save me from a disaster. The more I learned about you, the more attached I felt to you as a friend.

I live in an apartment located in the centre of the Singapore city with my wife and have a spare room that you can use during your stay. My wife, Eugene, is equally excited to have you in our city. After you complete your professional works, we will visit some notable places like the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Chinatown, Changi Chapel and Museum and enjoy local foods and movies.

I am looking forward to having you with us. Have a safe journey.


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+1 # Lucas Varghese Thomas 2017-10-25 07:12
Dear Philip,
Good Day! How are you? Hope you are doing great. I recently met you during my last vacation which I hope you remember. We stayed at Royal Hotel South in New Jersey and had some fun time together. I am exhilarated to know that you are coming to my neighbourhood for some official business and I am very much looking forward to meeting you.

My home is just two blocks away and I would appreciate if we could hang out sometime after your arrival. I believe you are new to this area so I could show you around with more exciting places to visit. Please inform me when you reach so that I can make arrangements to make this enjoyable. I would like to take you to places which are famous among the visiting tourists and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I am looking forward to it. I would like you to meet my family and stay a couple of days at our house.

Wishing you a pleasant journey.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Lucas Varghese Thomas
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