Letter Writing # 149 - Write a letter to your friend who has forgotten to return a book

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A year ago, you lent your favourite book to a friend who you thought would enjoy it. Unfortunately, your friend has forgotten to return it. The book has sentimental value to you as it had been presented by your grandmother.

Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:

  • ask how he or she is doing
  • remind him/her about the book
  • explain why you need it back

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ___

Sample Answer:

Dear Mim,

Its been a while since I have received your letter. Hopefully, you are doing great. How are Eric, Sumi and Amelia doing? I wish I could visit you and spend some quality time with you all.

I have recently joined a large telecommunication company in Brisbane as a project manager and I am quite enjoying the job. Are you still taking the yoga classes? Do you still read books the way you did in the past? I wish I have been a passionate reader like you. Have you finished reading 'Lady Susan' by Jane Austen that you borrowed from me about a year ago? I quite enjoyed reading it and this book is special to me as my grandmother gave it to me on my 14th birthday. This book is a reminder of her who had been a loving personality and an idol in my teenage. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did and would not mind sending it back. I consider it as one of the greatest possessions of mine.

I would really appreciate if you can return the book via the postal service at your convenience. If you are yet to finish it, send me after you read it.

Why don't you visit us sometime during the summer vacation? We would be glad to have you at our home.

Write me back when you can. Take care.

With lots of love,


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0 # Mega 2018-04-19 05:18
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