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:
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.