Letter Sample #13 – Ask your friend to send you one of the photographs

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 13

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently went on a trip with a friend and you both took some photographs.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • ask your friend to send you one of the photographs
  • explain why you need that particular photograph
  • and tell your friend what happened to your copy of it

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……….,

Model Answer 1:

Dear Caroline,

Thank you for making our trip to Italy so special and I will always remember the fabulous days we spent together there. I would like you to send me the photograph we took in front of the Florence Cathedral in which you wore red and I was wearing a hat and holding an ice-cream.

This was one of the best photographs on our tour and I loved it so much. We look quite perky in it and I regret to lose it already. I have had a plan to enlarge this photo, frame it and then hang it in my bedroom. However, I cannot recall where did I put it and last night I could not find it anywhere.

I am hoping that you would be able to print this particular photo from the camera and send it to my home address at your convenience.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Convey my love to Tania and George.



Model Answer 2:

Dear Mitchell,

Hope you have already gotten over the thrill and joys of one of our most amazing trips which we took about a couple of months ago. However, I just wanted to request you to mail me a copy of my favourite photograph, we took during our last trip while visiting Italy.

Assuming that you also have kept a copy of it, my most favourite photograph, which we took at a restaurant in a group while enjoying an Italian signature dish called “risotto”, has been damaged due to my little nephew’s “carelessness”.

I love this particular photograph primarily because I took it in my favourite t-shirt (presented to me as a gift by my late grandfather a couple of years ago), and also because the photograph had captured the “exquisite look” of my favourite Italian dish. I need the photograph also because I want to be able to share it with some of my close relatives who are coming to visit my family in a few weeks as I have talked so much about our “Italy trip” with them over the phone.

I guess that’s all I had to say for now. Wishing you a great time ahead.

Best wishes,

Lucas Aiden

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