Letter Sample #105 – Your friend has had his/her first book published

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 105

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend has had his/her first book published a few days ago. He/she has recently sent you a copy of that book.

Write a letter to this friend. In your letter

  • congratulate him/her for having his/her first book published
  • thank your friend for sending you a copy of the book
  • say what do you think about the book

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………,


Model Answer:

Dear Albert,

I can’t express how excited I am to learn that you have your first book published. That’s a great feat and I congratulate you on this brilliant achievement.

I have got a copy of the book you have sent me and I am so exalted to be one of the lucky persons to receive the first edition of your book. I would like to take the chance to thank you for this.

Just after getting the book, I started reading it and I have finished it within the next 24 hours. I must say that the book is amazingly written and it a fast-paced fiction that I have liked so much. I never knew you have such a great story-telling capability. Right from the cover illustration and the title, it took me deep into an enigmatic plot where each character had a profound role in mesmerizing its readers. The ending could not have been better. I am sure you will become a famous fiction writer someday.

Many congratulations once again and I wish you every success as a writer. Take care.

Warm wishes,

William Roth

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