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GT Task 1: You have recently purchased a gift item for your friend

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently purchased a gift item for one of your friends.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter,

  • tell him/her about the gift
  • tell how you want to send the gift to this friend
  • explain why you chose this gift for your friend

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………,

Sample Answer:

Dear Niro,

Hope you’re in good health and spirit. I felt so happy to receive your letter last week. Anyway, you’ll be glad to know that I’ve bought a nice gift, actually, a wristwatch for you when I went to visit Switzerland about a couple of weeks ago.

I know how you’ve always loved to wear a wristwatch, especially one from Europe. So I’ve bought one for you, which is gorgeous and classy in my taste. Housed in a beautiful platinum case, this watch has a shiny, dark silver colour strap. Besides, its crystal perfectly matches with its hour markers inside which illuminate nicely in the dark. It is made by “Tissot”, one of the renowned watch brands in Switzerland.

I chose this gift because not only it’ll look good on you, but also because it won’t get damaged quickly due to excessive sweating, especially, when I know how profusely you sweat during the summer. I also thought it would be a good gift from my tour for you.

I think I’m going to mail this watch in a courier service which should be delivered to you in the next couple of days. Please let me know whether I should courier to your home or office address.

Take care and stay fine.

Warm wishes,


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