Write to your best friend and congratulate him

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your best friend just had her first baby. You are currently overseas but will be returning to your hometown in a week. Write to your friend. In your letter:

  • congratulate your friend
  • tell her when you will be returning home
  • ask when you could drop in to meet her and the baby

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Catharine,

I heard the exciting news that those nine months have finally ended and the result is your cute boy, and I was really thrilled by the news. I am very happy for you that you have become a mother. I want to convey my heartiest congratulations on being mother! Wishing you lots of happiness with your little one!

Anyway, I think you have been allowed to go back home with your baby. I’m sure the boy radiates a warm and cosy glow.  I can imagine your joy of coming new guest in your home will know no bounds. But now you’ve some important things to do, such as giving proper medicine and vaccinations to your boy as the new born children are at the risk of being getting many diseases. So, be aware and take utmost care of both your child and you.

However, I am really sorry that I couldn’t attend the baby shower. It is near the end of my training sessions in Paris. I hope I’ll come back London by next week. In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy every moment you have with your cute boy.

Looking forward to catching up with you in the next week.

Yours affectionately,
Gary White