Letter Writing # 270 - You are planning a holiday abroad

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are planning a holiday abroad and will be visiting a town where an old friend lives. You haven't spoken to this friend in a few years.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • give a brief update of your life since you were last in touch
  • explain why you will be travelling to his/her town
  • say what you plan to do when you visit his/her town

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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


Model Answer: 

Dear Russel,

Not sure exactly when I heard from you the last time, but it must have been at least a few years since we spoke to each other. You'd be glad to know that I've switched to a different job as a Senior Accounting Manager which actually allows me to roam around different places instead of doing something just by sitting at a desk.  Besides, I also run a small café now during the weekend, right across the market near the new stadium, which you saw being built last time you visited me. 

Now about the reason why I am exactly writing to you.  Actually, I will be visiting your town early next month to help my youngest uncle move with all of his stuff because he got a new job there. Oh, I hope that you can still remember my youngest uncle with some “limited mobility” issue. 

However, when I visit your town, I'd also like to enjoy that famous horse race which takes place every year.  Besides, I would also like for you to take me to the open street market while I'm there.  So, hope to see you soon!

Warm wishes,


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