IELTS Letter: A letter to your friend asking him or her to take care of your children

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to your friend asking him or her to take care of your children while you are away on a business trip. In your letter:

  • write what they like to eat
  • write how they would spend their time
  • suggest an arrangement to pick them up after the trip.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Hi Pauline,

How are you? Hope you and your family are doing well. You’ll be glad to know I am going to Australia in order to make a business deal. However, unfortunately I cannot take my children with me due to their exams. Last night, when I was thinking about their babysitting, your face suddenly conjured up. Would it be possible for you to take care my kids during my trip of seven days?

You know my kids are placid and they feel comfort with everyone, particularly you as their favourite aunt. However, Ethan and Emily, like other children, have specific food habits. They like fishes such as tuna, sardines, and salmon to name a few. They also love to eat fruits. Emily craves chocolates which is detrimental for her teeth. So, please be careful. You also needn’t be worried about their leisure time.  Both of them are fond of cartoons and video games, so they would pass their time by playing video games or watching television.

I’ll drop them at your place on Sunday noon and expecting that I could pick up them on Monday evening. I hope you don’t mind doing the favour. Hope to see you soon.

With love,