Letter Writing # 205 - You had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holiday.

Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter:

  • thank them for the photos and for the holiday
  • explain why you didn't write earlier
  • invite them to come and stay with you

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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

Sample Answer:

Dear Mark and Lucy,

Hope you are doing great. I had a great time with you guys. Thank you so much both for the remarkable holiday in your city and for the lovely photos that you sent me yesterday.

Canada is certainly a spectacular country with an extraordinary landscape, vibrant culture and wildlife, particularly up in the area where you are. The holiday is over but I will never forget the way you treated me - it was fabulous.

Sorry, it has taken me so long to write back and thank you. Almost as soon as I landed back in Italy, I got extremely busy with my office work. Besides, a severe cold forced me to take a few days off office and I struggled to regain momentum at work and at home.

I would like to invite both of you to visit Italy. We will be celebrating our parent's 40th marriage anniversary next month and I expect you on this special occasion. I will take you to some of the famous places in Italy including Rome which is a historic place. Best known for housing ancient Roman structures and the Vatican City, Rome has stunning cathedrals and Renaissance architecture. I am sure you will enjoy your time here.

I would love to see you both soon. Take care and write back.

Warm wishes,


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