GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 142
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You are travelling next month to stay with a family you do not know in a foreign country as part of a language training course. Write a letter to the family to introduce yourself.
In your letter,
- tell the family a little about yourself
- ask about the type of food that the family eats
- say when and how you will be arriving
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Mr and Mrs ………………..,
Dear Mr and Mrs Albert,
I am Rachel Lu, an exchange student from National Cheng Kung University. I will participate in an English Language Training course in Brisbane, and you will be my host family for six weeks. I am writing to introduce myself a little to you all.
I am originally from China, and I have been doing my undergraduate course at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. I was born in a beautiful suburban area in China. My father is a businessperson, and my mother is a homemaker. I will come to Australia as an exchange student because I want to learn more about this language and Australian culture. I love to play different outdoor sports, have a bubbly personality, and am passionate about music.
I would love to learn about the type of foods you usually eat at home. I am a vegetarian. Though I love to explore different food, they have to be vegetarian-friendly. I am asking about it because I would love to bring some essentials with me.
I have already booked my air ticket, and hopefully, I will be arriving at the Brisbane Airport on the 24th of August at 7:30 am local time. Please pick me up from the terminal at around 8:30 am.
I wish to hear back from you soon. I can not wait to meet you all!