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GT Task 1: A friend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He/She has asked for your advice.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday
  • describe some possible disadvantages
  • say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………,

Sample Answer:

Dear Reggie,

It is great to know that you’re intending to go for a camping holiday in the coming summer, and also thank you for taking me into confidence for some advice. I think you should take the opportunity and make it this summer.

I think that you should go for a camping holiday because from my past camping experience, I can say that you’ll quite enjoy it. After all, this camping holiday will offer you the opportunity to take a long walk in the wilderness and observe nature in its true habitat. You can also go to a nearby lake for fishing or swimming which you have always wanted to do. But, the best thing about this camping holiday will be that it’ll actually improve your mood and rejuvenate you like nothing else.  

Having said that, there are some disadvantages of such camping holiday as well, such as sharing bathrooms with other people at the campsite, bad weather, and dealing with bug bites and dangerous animals.

Anyway, I also would have loved to go camping with you this summer, but since my cousin is visiting me from abroad this summer, I’ll have to give up on that idea.

Take care and stay fine.

Warm wishes,


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