Letter Sample #112 – A friend is thinking of going on a camping holiday

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 112

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 ……………,

Model Answer:

Dear Tony,

It is good to hear from you. I am also very glad to know that you are thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this coming summer, and for that, you have sought my advice.

Well, I have always been a strong proponent of going for a camping holiday, whether you are doing it during the summer or the wintertime, because they almost always bring a great deal of fun and exciting experience. Such camping would also allow you to possibly make new friends because many other campers visit the same site during the same time of the year. Not to mention, of course, the opportunity it offers to get close to the wildlife and Mother Nature.

However, while camping holidays can be very fun, they are not without some drawbacks as well. For example, a very hot temperature can be an issue if you are not used to that much heat. Besides, you may also feel awfully lonely and nervous in a new environment. But, hey, you might not have any of these issues at all if I also could join you to enjoy the camping.

See you soon and waiting for an exciting camping experience together.

Warm wishes,


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