Letter Writing # 186 - Write a letter to the friend asking for a recipe

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have a friend who lives in a different country. You will organise a party soon and have thought to use a foreign recipe. Write a letter to the friend asking for a recipe from his/her country for the party you are organizing.

In your letter,

  • tell your friend about the party
  • ask for the recipe
  • explain why you need the recipe from his/her country.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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

Sample Answer:

Dear Neha,

Hope you are doing great. I still miss my time with your children who are so adorable and amiable. I must say I had a great time with you last summer. Today I am writing to ask you for a recipe that I am planning to include in a party menu.

Recently I have moved to a new apartment at Utica, a city in the Mohawk Valley, New York and I have a plan to invite some friends and neighbours to a party I am thinking to hold in September. It would be a dinner party and I will invite around 25 guests. Many of my friends are from India and I am planning to add a special Indian food. I am so fond of your Hyderabadi Biryani, you make it really special, and would like you to provide me with the recipe. I have tried it several times but never had the glimpse of the magnificent aroma and taste that you can bring in. Would you please send me detailed instructions, ingredient list and cooking method you employ for the celestial Hyderabadi Biryani you make?

I want to give the Indian guests a fabulous experience of the dinner and invite some neighbours to taste it to give an impression of how Indian cuisines can win their stomach and heart!

Warm wishes,


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