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GT Task 1: Letter to your friend about the museum you have visited

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently visited a museum. Now write a letter to your friend about the museum you have visited.

Write a letter to him/ her. In your letter, write:

      – where you went
      – what you saw there
      – how you felt about it

You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………,

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Laura,

I’ve just returned home from an exciting trip to Australia, and visiting the National Museum of Australia was one of the fabulous activities of this tour. I can’t wait to share my experience with you.

We stayed in Australia for a week, and on our second day, we went to the National Museum of Australia, located on Acton Peninsula, next to the Australian National University in Canberra. The museum’s innovative use of new technologies is unprecedented. Initially, I thought that it’s not going to be a fun time but to my surprise, I actually got fascinated by the fabulous collection the museum has.

The Entrance and the interior blew my mind away. The museum’s stunning architecture offered me an extraordinary opportunity to explore the rich and diverse stories of Australia and its people. From pre-colonial settlement to modern Australia, the museum has it all. The Pearling exhibition was excellent from a historical perspective. The museum is divided into 4 galleries and each has many glass cases filled with stories. The experience was stunning.

I wish you had been with me there. I’d absolutely recommend you visit this museum whenever possible.

I would like to meet you soon and tell you stories about my tour. Take care.

Yours truly,


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Ali,

Hope you are doing well. I’ve something very interesting to share with you, and that’s why I’m writing to you today.

Last Thursday, my dad and I decided to take a trip to the Quetta Museum, a stunning Archaeological Museum, located on Steward Road, Balochistan. He wanted me to learn more about the history of our country, and this museum was a perfect place to start with.

The museum is full of historical artefacts relating to the period before the separation of Pakistan and India. Among other things, it exhibits the first-ever constitution drafted for our country, and the first-ever proposed national anthem that was handwritten by Sir Syed Khan. It also showcases the wax sculptures of many legendary figures and the founding father of our country. Finally, the display figurines from Moenjodaro in Sindh province, pottery pieces and Stone Age artefacts are worth observing.

Honestly, it felt amazing. It was as if I travelled back to the pre-partition era! After observing all these artefacts, I’m filled with even more respect for our ancestors as they had sacrificed a lot in order to gain independence for us.

I say we should catch up sometime soon and visit this museum together.

Warm wishes,


[Written by – Muhammad Sameed]

Model Answer 3:

Dear Joy,

Hope this letter finds you in good spirits and health. As you are aware, I’m currently in Chicago for a month for some professional work. I’m writing this letter to share my experience of visiting the ‘Science Museum’ in Chicago Downtown, which I thought you would enjoy.

The entry fee was $15 but I was lucky to get a free pass from one of my colleagues. This museum is visited by a large number of local citizens and international tourists. The ground floor displays the invention of robots, with many robots on display and details on how they were developed. I learned that theories based on the abacus were further expanded to enhance this technology. The first floor displays extinct animals, skeletons of dinosaurs and the history behind their extermination. This was quite interesting. The second floor has a shop where you can buy books and souvenirs. Kiosks are placed on all floors which provide extensive information about the displayed items.

It was a great learning opportunity and a fabulous experience that I’ll cherish for a long. I wish you had been with me when I visited the museum.

Why don’t you write me back about things you’ve done recently and enjoyed?

Warm wishes,


[Written by – Mishika]

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