Letter Writing # 195 - Letter to the friend who has a plan to visit your city

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend has written a letter informing you about his or her plan to visit your country/city.

Write a letter to him/her. In your letter, write:

  • what he or she can do in your country/city
  • advise him/her about the place he/she could stay at
  • suggest to him/her what to pack and bring while coming to travel to your country/city

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................., 


Sample Answer 1:

Dear Norton,

I'm so delighted to receive your letter and writing back to say that I'm fascinated to have you in my country in a few days. I can't wait to receive you at the airport!

I guess this is your first-time visit to Italy, and I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay and take back some excellent memories. Once you finish your official tasks in Rome, you can spend a day or two there to enjoy the capital city, especially the Colosseum, Castel Sant'Angelo, St. Peter's Basilica, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. You can stay at the Hotel Palladium Palace if your accommodation is not already arranged by your office.

Then fly directly to Lucca, the city I'm residing in. Give me a call before you reach the airport, and I'll be there. I would like you to stay at my place as long as you wish. If you insist on staying at a hotel, you can try Villa Corte Degli Dei or Hotel Napoleon. We will enjoy local food, watch a movie and do boating. We can enjoy scenic beauty every evening.

I'd recommend you to bring some warm clothes as the winter is setting in. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the rivers and traditional street views. Also, bring any medicines you take.

Looking forward to having you in my city soon.

Warm wishes,



Model Answer 2:

Dear Jonathan,

Hope you're doing great. I'm very exhilarated to know that you'll come to my city with your family next month. It's an excellent decision to visit Singapore during your children's school vacation, and I'm sure you all will enjoy your time.

After you reach my city, we can book tickets for Night Safari, Adventure Cove Park and Universal Studio. Those are quite popular among tourists, and I've specifically selected them considering your children.

I would love to have you at my house. I've a large house and you will enjoy your privacy. However, if you would like to stay separate, my suggestion is Bukit Timah Road. So, book the Banana Leaf Hotel or Pandora Hotel if you must stay at a Hotel. But I insist that you stay at my place.

As I know, your 'princess daughter' is only three years old. You should pack her food and suitable dresses for the summer. It is advisable to bring the necessary medicines with you. Without a prescription, you won't be able to purchase any medicine here.

See you at Changi Airport on the 28th of July.

With Best Regards


[Written by - Dave]

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Dear Varsha,

I'm so excited that you would be coming to join the International Women conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia next week. When I did read your letter and learned that you would be coming to Riyadh, I and my family have had made many plans.

We would be very happy to receive you at the Riyadh Airport. Furthermore, I am planning for your trip to get more memorable and exciting. When you reach here, I will pick you up and drop you at your hotel. After you complete your conference, we can go on a city bus trip so as to enjoy the view and beauty of Riyadh City's tall buildings and beautiful constructions. In the afternoon, I will take you to an Indian hotel for great Indian lunch with my family. In the evening, I will take you to the Zoo and Museum that are famous here. Lastly, we will reach King Abdullah light park. This is the final destination for your trip to Riyadh.

So, I want to tell you more information before your arrival in Riyadh. Please bring more warm clothes and medicines that you are taking regularly. Don't forget your Nikon Camera.

I am eagerly waiting for your arrival in Riyadh.

Your loving,