Letter Writing # 147 - Write a letter to friend inviting to stay with you
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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 he/she will be travelling near your hometown on business in a few months’ time.
Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to stay with you. In your letter,
- express how pleased you are to hear from him/her
- invite him/her to stay with you
- tell him/her about your ideas of how you could spend some time together
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Model Answer 1:
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 so kind like you did not find the papers I lost! You were like an angel sent by 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 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.
Model Answer 2:
Hope you are doing well by the grace of the Almighty. Let me tell you how happy and pleased I'm to learn that you will be visiting a place near my hometown on a business trip within a few months. You'll also be glad to know that I've told my family about how we became such good friends after meeting with each other on a holiday tour.
Anyway, it is exciting to learn about your business trip near my hometown. It would be even nicer if could make an arrangement and stay with me for a couple of days before leaving for your home. By the way, I live in a nice and reasonably quiet town, minus the hectic lifestyle of a busy city, and so I think that you would enjoy it here. Besides, I already have made plans to visit a few places like a world-class movie theatre, a nice public park with a big lake in it and of course, a couple of upscale restaurants where food is just so awesome. So, please let me know what you think about my plan.
Can't wait to meet you.
I'm thrilled to hear from you and learn that you'll be visiting Kashkadarya next month. I've been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet you again ever since our holiday in Saint Petersburg last year. Without our friendship, I wouldn't have experienced the wonders of Russian life and enjoyed that incredible time in your charming city.
I hope you can make arrangements to stay with me in Karshi for a couple of days before you head back home. My house has a lovely spare room that you can use, and my family is excited to meet you too. During your stay, we'll explore the bazaars in Karshi, savour the best Uzbek cuisine at local restaurants, and go on a sightseeing trip to Shakhrisabs. There are many historical places to see, and I'm certain you will thoroughly enjoy your time here.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.