Letter Sample #169 – You recently visited a place that had a strong impact on you

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 169

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently visited a place that had a strong impact on you. Now you want to write to your friend about the place.

Write a letter to a friend about the place. In your letter,

  • explain where the place was and how you got there
  • describe what you saw
  • offer to take your friend there

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ………………………,

Model Answer 1:

Dear Seth,

Hope all is well at your end. I’ve recently enjoyed a very short but nice trip to a beautiful place, and I just thought that I’d share the experience of that trip and place with you.

Talking about the place, it is about a hundred kilometres away from the city where I currently live, and I took a public bus to visit it. Now, the funny thing is, I never really visited this remote and hilly countryside before, just because it was too close to my home!

But then, when I visited it recently for the first time, I was actually quite stunned to see its raw natural beauty at its best, to say the least. In fact, being able to watch the morning fog, playing hide and seek with the sunlight, on a fine and early spring morning, from a little mountain hill was something unforgettable. Besides, the picture of a little bird, playing with a rabbit, could captivate your mind, even on your worst days.

By the way, if you like what you hear, I would like to take you there also to visit, someday. Until then, take care!

Warm wishes,


Model Answer 2:

Dear Ella,

I hope you’re doing great. I’m writing to share my recent visit to a place that had a profound impact on me, and I believe it is an experience you shouldn’t miss. The place in question is the breathtaking Banff National Park in Canada.

To reach Banff, I embarked on a scenic road trip from Calgary, immersing myself in the stunning Canadian Rockies. The journey itself was awe-inspiring, with majestic mountains and crystal-clear lakes dotting the landscape. It was a visual feast for the eyes, and the tranquillity of the surroundings filled me with a sense of serenity.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by the grandeur of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and emerald-green forests that stretched as far as the eye could see. The pure beauty of nature left me speechless. I explored numerous hiking trails, allowing me to witness cascading waterfalls, spot wildlife in their natural habitat, and marvel at the sheer magnificence of the famous Lake Louise.

Ella, I cannot express enough how much I believe you would appreciate this place. The serenity and untouched beauty of Banff National Park make it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts like yourself. I’d be thrilled to take you there and share this unforgettable experience with you.

Please let me know if you are interested in planning a trip together. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards,


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