Letter: Your friend is starting an import-export business

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

One of your friends in a foreign country is starting an import-export business, and he has asked you to recommend a product from your country to him.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • say what product you want to recommend to him
  • tell him where he/she can get this product
  • explain why you want to recommend this product

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Keith,

I was so pleased to receive your letter after quite long period, and was also very happy to learn that you’re going to embark upon a new business venture. I’m here to pledge my support for you from this end, dear friend.

Relating to your last letter, I would say it had better to take jute products from my country, Bangladesh. The increasing demand for green products, jute goods, such as shopping bags, pulp and paper, geo-textile, home textile, non-woven textile, gardening products, and so forth, has huge potential in the European market like yours due growing awareness of green environment. Among these products, jute-made shopping bags would be right item to start. This is because consumer demand for eco-friendly bags has increased ever before.

In fine, I want to give assurance that I’ll help you ensuring products’ quality. If you need further information, you can reach me at themahmud@gmail.com. May your business flourish day by day!

All the best,
Sultan Mahmud