Letter: Your friend is coming over to stay with you

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend is coming over to stay with you. However, you will be away on vacation for a month. Write him/her a letter and say:

  • how to get the keys to your flat
  • how to operate the equipment in the flat, and
  • suggest a few places of interest to visit

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

My dearest Amanda,

I hope this letter will find you in good health. Hope you would spend an amazing time here in Birmingham, England. Anyway, I will be away on vacation starting from November 3 to December 2, 2015. But it won’t make any difficulty for you. I’ve already talked to my bosom friend Jane that she’ll pick you up from the airport and give you the key of my flat.

However, you can use all the things in my flat. You just need to know few things about the appliances. First of all, the microwave oven takes few seconds to start. So, wait until the green light indicator is on. Secondly, the water geezer turns off automatically. You, therefore, need to switch on before using it. Finally, the induction cooker is out of order. You can use another oil range cooker which is kept under kitchen shelf.

Anyway, you can enjoy your spare time visiting attractive places in Birmingham such as, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Midlands Arts Centre, Cadbury World, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. I hope you will enjoy these spots, but if you need any help or information, please feel free to contact me at thehilary@gmail.com or call me at my cell phone. Stay tuned.

With love,