Letter Writing # 299 - Your child is going on a trip to another country

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your child is going on a trip to another country for a week. The school authority is looking for some parents who can join the trip. You are interested in going with the children.

Write a letter to the head of the school. In your letter,

  • say why you want to join the team
  • mention what you can do to assist
  • also ask questions related to the trip

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am the father of one of your students called Terry Anderson, and I am writing this letter to explore the possibility of joining you on a trip to Italy that the school has arranged.

I want to accompany your team as it will allow me to visit Italy, which once upon a time used to be the centre of world civilization, and have many attractive places to visit and many exciting activities to participate in. I also want to join the team to have a great time, and that too with my son! Besides, this trip will allow me to see a long-time friend of mine with whom I studied together at a foreign university who is originally from Italy.

By the way, including me in your team would certainly be an advantage because I can speak Italy. I can also free the youngsters from their boredom by sharing some funny and interesting stories with them. Besides, I also know how to prepare some quick snacks in case they go hungry.

But, before I really join you, I have a couple of questions to ask. Will I be allowed to roam around in the city separately with my son? Will there be other staff members with us to help the children? 

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Keith Anderson

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Hi Barbie.