Letter Writing # 190 - You would like a friend to accompany you on a holiday

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are planning a holiday in another country and would like a friend to accompany you.

Write a letter to the friend asking him/her to join you. In your letter, explain:

  • why you are taking a holiday
  • what your holiday plan is
  • why you would like him/her to go with you

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................


Model Answer 1:

Dear Flemming,

I'd like to thank you for hosting an incredible party last month when I got the chance to meet your parents, who, in my opinion, are exceptional individuals. I'd love to meet them again. However, I'm writing today to request you to visit Denmark with me.

I had long been planning to visit Denmark, a remarkable country, and have finally decided to travel there on 27th December. I'd rather have you with me than travel alone. You're the best travel companion I can think of, and our last vacation to Malaysia propels me to invite you to be my tour companion again.

Our semester final is over, and we've two weeks to do something before returning to our classes. I thought travelling to a Scandinavian country would be the best way to spend our holidays. My uncle resides in Copenhagen, and he'll be a great help there.

I plan to visit my uncle and meet his family first. Then we'll visit Roskilde Cathedral, Viking Ship Museum, take a castle tour from Copenhagen and enjoy the countryside. I'm also open to your recommendation about the things to do in Denmark.

I hope you'll not turn me down and finalise your preparation to have a memorable tour to Denmark in December.

Warm wishes,



Sample Answer 2:

Dear Robin,

I haven’t heard from you in a while, so I hope that everything is well with you. You'd be excited to hear that I'm going to visit Germany to enjoy a surprise holiday at the beginning of the next month, and I want you to go with me because I know how you've always liked a country like Germany for managing to rise like a phoenix from the rubble of the most devastating war in human history.

I am taking this one-week holiday because my company has granted me a leave recently for completing a difficult project way ahead of its delivery date. I chose Germany as the destination because of its extraordinary beauty and distinctive culture.

Now, as for the holiday plans, we'll stay in the beautiful city of Cologne where we will visit some of the oldest universities in Europe and one of the largest and most beautifully built Cathedrals. After that, we'll head to the Rhine Valley which arguably has some of the most beautiful landscapes in entire Germany. Then, of course, we'll enjoy the gentle cruise in the Rhine River while looking at the charming riverside town. Finally, beautiful castles are something which we should never want to miss.

So, let me know what you think about my plans.

Warm wishes,


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Fadi Al-Damiri
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