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IELTS WRITING TASK 1 LETTER - INFORMAL - FRIEND VISITING YOUR CITY

Updated: Oct 14, 2019

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.


One of your friends is planning to visit your country and asking you for some information. Write a letter to him/her and say:

• when the best period to visit your country is • suggest a plan for the travel • recommend places to visit in your country


Write at least 150 words.


You do NOT need to write any addresses.


Begin your letter as follows:


Dear...,


SAMPLE ANSWER: Word Count: 185 Student: Fernanda from Brazil Band Score: 6.5


Dear Diani,


How have you been? I’m very excited that you are coming to visit me.


I am writing to help you with extra information which normally the travel agency don’t offer to their customers, especially about Australia, because the traditional destination for Brazilians is Europe.


I have to say, the best time of the year is December, I know how much you love summer and New Years Eve parties. You should come at this time to fully enjoy this opportunity. Also, you should go to Tasmania in the first week of December, they have a regional festival in the mountains, which I’m sure you will by gobsmacked, this event is really colourful and the music is amazing.


In Sydney, you should visit Bondi Beach, there is a famous tattoo studio there, where you can make your traditional ritual to have a new tattoo on every trip, you can’t forget to enjoy the beaches around Sydney before this like Tamarama and Cronulla.


I am really excited for you to visit me at my place. Let me know if you need something.


Lots of love,


Fernanda.



SAMPLE ANSWER: Word Count: 167 Student: Fernanda and Maher (teacher) Band Score: 7.0


In this sample Answer, I tried to only make a few changes to turn it into a 7.0


Dear Diani,


How have you been? I’m so excited that you are coming to visit me.


The best time of the year to visit Australia is December because it is warm and I can take a month off to join you on your trip. I know how much you love nature and New Years Eve celebrations so I have a plan where we can enjoy some of outback Australia, some great local music at a festival in Tasmania and come back to Sydney in time for the great fireworks you saw on TV last year.


In Sydney, you should visit Bondi Beach, Tamarama and my favourite beach Coogee where they have an amazing Pavilion restaurant bar with Salsa dancing every night. Before you fly home we can visit a famous tattoo studio at Coogee beach where you can make your traditional ritual to have a new tattoo on every trip.


I am excited about your visit. Let me know if I’ve forgotten anything.


Lots of love,


Fernanda.






 

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