IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You have an extended family and every year you all get together to go on a family trip for a week. Your uncle is in charge of the plans this year and you would like to suggest a place you have visited lately.
Write a letter to your uncle.
In your letter:
- suggest the place you have visited
- describe your experience about this place
- mention what you could do there
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Sample Answer 1:
Hope you and aunt Alecia are doing great. It was a piece of delightful news that we will soon have a family trip together and you are in charge to finalise the arrangements. I am so excited about the upcoming holiday and looking forward to spending some great time with all of you.
I have lately been to Vienna, the capital city of Austria, and had a great experience. I think this would be a wonderful destination for us to enjoy our holiday together. Viena is regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, grand buildings, monuments and parks. Plenty of spectacular culture and interesting places are within easy reach in this city, and I wish to be there again and witness a city revered by all.
We can enjoy the music film festival on City Hall Square, stroll and taste food in magical surroundings, visit the Schönbrunn Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world, take a tour to the Ringstrasse by tram, do some shopping and be in a city which is considered one of the best livable cities in the world. I had been there only for a couple of days and my experience was fabulous.
I am quite positive all of us will enjoy our time in this city during our trip. I would like to know your thoughts about it.
Take care and stay fine. See you soon.
Sample Answer 2:
Dear Uncle Seth,
Hope all is well at your end. I know that you are thinking and planning hard to visit a great place for our next family trip, and I have a suggestion for you. In fact, I am going to recommend a place which I have visited lately.
The name of this place is “Cyprus”. Cyprus is known as the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” and the birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty. I think I would never forget my experience of visiting this place because people are just so friendly there.
Besides, the cost there is relatively cheaper than in many other European countries. However, the best thing to do in Cyprus is to enjoy its incredible weather. The summer is warm and dry, and perfect for enjoying the island’s many beaches. Even in winter, you’ll find the weather warm, compared to most parts of Europe. Besides, Cyprus has one of the oldest histories dating as far back as 1100 BC which once hosted successive superpowers including Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians and Romans. All in all, it is a great place to visit.
I believe we will enjoy our time there.