Letter Writing # 165 - You won a competition and received a vacation for two as a prize

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You won a competition and received a vacation for two as a prize. Write a letter to ask someone to go on holiday with you.

In the letter, you should:

  •  tell him/her about the competition you won
  •  state what kind of vacation it is
  •  explain why you would like him/her to go with you on the holiday

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............,

Sample Answer:

Dear Monika,

I'm absolutely thrilled to inform you that I've recently won a prize in a quiz competition. It was organised by a newly launched TV channel and I won the first prize - a rare achievement for me to win a quiz!

Interestingly, the prize was a full holiday package for two in Athens, Greece and they will pay the airfare, hotel costs and food bills. What greater opportunity can I get to travel to a great city than that? I would really like you to accompany me on this trip. I can make the trip anytime during this summer and please arrange for a week's leave off office. It is a four-day trip and I am sure we will love this vacation.

The birthplace of philosophy and democracy, the city of Athens has world-class cultural heritage attractions. Named after the Greek Goddess, Athena, the goddess of wisdom and inspiration, Athens has always been at the cultural core. You are my best friend and just when I got the price, I thought about you. You are such a great companion that I would not want to miss you during this trip.

Please do inform me if you can make it during this summer. I am really looking forward to hearing 'Yes' from you.

Warm wishes,


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