Letter Sample #142 – You are travelling next month to stay with a family

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 ………………..,


Model Answer:

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!

Sincerely yours,
Rachel Lu

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