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Practice Question – 16Jul21

ByHarman Bindra

Jul 16, 2021

IELTS General Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are going for a one-week vacation and your friend agreed to stay at your place while you are away. Write a letter to him/her.

In your letter, you should:

  • thank her/him and tell the dates of your holiday
  • explain how he/she enters the house
  • describe what you expect him/her to do.

Here's a sample answer

Dear Sanjana,

I hope you are doing well. Thanks for agreeing to look after my house next week.

As I told you last month about my business conference in London during the month of August, I will be away for a week from my newly renovated home from 15th August to 22nd August and it will be impossible for me to look after my 2year old Labrador which my mother gifted me last year. I cannot express how much it means to me for you to agree to stay at my place and take care of everything. Upon my return from the trip, as a token of gratitude, I will surely delight you with a lot of handmade chocolates of London along with the famous cosmetics of Europe which will not only make you more beautiful but will make your friends jealous too.

Since you have not been to my place for a couple of months, the current entrance is from the staircase right next to the car park instead of the elevator since it is currently under maintenance and may be functional in a couple of weeks. As soon as you reach the main door, you will find the keys in the letterbox which is hanging adjacent to the gate. As soon as you enter the house, you will be amazed to see the interiors done exactly the way you had suggested to me.

I will really appreciate it if you could take care of few tasks during my absence. Firstly, the room towards the corridor is my dog's room in the last and I will be grateful if you could feed him twice a day. The dog food is on the kitchen shelf next to the microwave. Also, the plants need to be watered in the evening as it will be 44 degrees and the leaves may dry soon. The rest of the house is at your disposal and I am sure that you will take care of it as your own.

I really thank you for what you are doing for me. See you soon.

Best wishes,
Harman Bindra

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