Email Writing # 293 - Advice friend about learning a new sport

IELTS Email Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your English-speaking friend who lives in your town has asked for your advice about learning a new sport.

Write an email to your friend. In your email,

  • recommend a new sport that would be suitable for your friend to learn
  • explain how your friend could learn this sport
  • suggest that you both learn this sport together

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your email as follows:

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


Model Answer:

Dear Frank,

Thanks for your email that gives so many details about what is happening with your life. I'm glad to know about them. And I hope that the weather is pleasant for your liking.

I understand that you are seeking my advice in learning a new sport which you are going to like and enjoy playing. I think that indoor table tennis is the best sport for you to try. I'm recommending this indoor sport for you because it'll save you from the uncomfortable heat and humidity of the outdoors.

Learning to play table tennis is rather easy and fun. In fact, if you can move fast and spin your wrist at will to hit the ball, you're a winner in this game! In other words, it's all about speed and timing rather than strength. But, before all of that, you need to practice bouncing the ball so that you can develop your control as well as your feel for the bat on the ball. But, guess what, I have got an even better idea! How about we learn this sport together! 

See you soon. Take care.

Warm regards,


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