Letter Writing: You have recently been to stay with an old friend

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently been to stay with an old friend for a few days. You hadn’t seen each other for a long time.

  • say how you felt about the visit
  • refer to something enjoyable that you did while staying with him/her
  • invite your friend to visit you

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Martin,

It was lovely to see you and your family after a long time and was my great pleasure to spend some time with you, talking about school days’ memories of friends and teachers. I am lucky enough to get a true friend like you. I really miss you.

I really can’t find suitable words that are strong enough to express how much I’m grateful for all the things you’ve shown me during my last trip at your place, especially the moment we spent together on your favourite hang-out, South Bank in London. The Florence Nightingale Museum, the Coca-Cola London Eye, The London Dungeon are still conjured up sometimes.  Really, I enjoyed the trip to South Bank very much.

Anyway, I’d like to get together if you visit my country. I’ve talked about your hospitality to my wife, and she is eagerly waiting to see you soon.  Would it be possible for you to come in the next holiday? Please be assured that I’ll provide all the help needed to make your visit enjoyable. Well’ that’s all for now. Keep in touch and stay tuned.

Love to all your family,