Letter Writing # 228 - Your friend has had his/her first book published

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend has had his/her first book published a few days ago. He/she has recently sent you a copy of that book.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter,

  • congratulate him/her for having his/her first book published
  • thank your friend for sending you a copy of the book
  • say what do you think about the book

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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


Model Answer:

Dear Charles,

You must be pretty excited to have your first book published within such a short time after finishing writing it. It is indeed such a great achievement of yours, and I surely would like to congratulate you on the occasion of such an amazing success. I also would like to thank you for sending me a copy of this book right away with your special signature on it.

Anyway, I've already read your book, and I must tell you that I'm truly impressed with your novel writing skills and abilities. I knew that you were passionate about writing stories, but I just didn’t think that you'd be able to write a novel with such ease and effect. The narrator (the main character) of your novel was very engaging while the other characters around it were as natural and lively as they could get. The caption of the book under the picture of a beautiful and playful rabbit is very illustrative, and the plot has just about enough twists and turns to engage the readers from start to end. All in all, it is a great book.

I'm sure this is the first book of a series of marvellous writings that we will see in the future.

Warm wishes,


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