An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • offer to find somewhere to stay
  • give advice about what to do
  • give information about what clothes to bring

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:
Dear Patrick,

I was very delighted to receive your letter yesterday and the news of your two-week’s holiday here was something exciting for me. I am very much looking forward to have you here. I am sure your stay would be very pleasant as there are so much to do and so many places to visit here.

I would be very happy if you stay in our house. We have so many rooms in our house and you would find your complete privacy during you stay here. My parents would also be glad to see you. But in case you want to stay at a hotel, that would not be a problem as there are two three very nice hotels in our area where I can book for you.
You must visit the local museum and then the sea beach. The foods near the beach cafeteria are excellent. Do not miss the rail journey of our city as it is the most comfortable means of travelling. You can book for fire camping and mountain hiking that would be a great experience for you. I would also recommend you to try to local library that has a good collection of books. As a book lover I am sure you will love this place.

It would be summer season during the next couple of months so please do bring jeans, shorts and t-shirts mostly. The temperature at that time is quite high and do not bring any heavy dress. It might rain sometimes and you should bring your raincoat and umbrella as well.

I am very excited to meet you at airport.