Letter Sample #88 – Your friend is coming over to stay with you

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 88

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend has informed you that he/she is coming over to stay with you at your flat for a month. However, you will be away on a vacation for a week during the time of his/her arrival.

Write a letter to this friend.

In your letter, say:

  • why you will be away and how he/she can get the keys to your flat
  • how to operate the equipment in the flat
  • suggest a few places of interest to visit while you will be away

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….,


Model Answer:

Dear Frederick,

I am so delighted to hear from you after a long time, and I am also very excited that you have finally decided to visit and spend some time with me. But, unfortunately, your long-awaited visit is taking place at such a time when I have already made all the arrangement to spend a week with my parents in my hometown.

But, don’t let that change or delay your plan. I will keep the keys of my flat in the basement locker of my apartment building. After you reach there, give me a call and I will share my locker-password with you. Please feel free to stay at my place as if it is yours. I will return just after a week.

The refrigerators are there with all kinds of snacks and dry food in it, and all you need is to open it. The oven is also working just fine if you want to cook some food. To watch TV, you need to plug it on to the electronic connection. Finally, my computer has a guest account activated which you can use any time.

By the way, there is a huge shopping mall, which is only a couple of kilometres away from my place, in case if you feel bored or want to get outside. Besides, there is also a nice café across the street from my home where you can enjoy some nice food at a good price.

I will see you soon.

Warm wishes,

Daniel Moore

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