IELTS Writing Task 1 informal Topics/Questions 2021

This section presents a list of common IELTS General Writing Task 1 informal topics. All these topics were added in 2021 by students who took the IELTS recently. Pick a random topic and start practicing and improving your writing skills.

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You have been offered a job that will require you to move to a city that you have never visited before. You have a friend who lives there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, Explain your situation, Say why you feel unsure about living in the city Ask some questions about life in the city.

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You have decided to leave your current job and look for a new one. Write a letter to a friend. In your letter, - explain why you want to leave your current job - describe what kind of job you are looking for - ask for some help or advice

informal

You recently went to a public event (for example an exhibition, festival, or show) that you think your friend would enjoy. Write a letter to a friend. In your letter: tell your friend what the event was explain why you think your friend would like the event invite them to come to the event with you

informal

You have been offered a job that will require you to move to a city that you have never visited before. You have a friend who lives there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, Explain your situation, Say why you feel unsure about living in the city Ask some questions about life in the city.

informal

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, give details of the course you took at the university explain why you recommend the university give some advice about how to apply

informal

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, give details of the course you took at the university explain why you recommend the university give some advice about how to apply

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A friend of your is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter - Give details of your course you took at the university - Explain why you recommend the university - Give some advice about how to apply

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A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your country. You have heard about a job in a local company that might be suitable for him/her. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter: tell your friend about the job and what sort of work it involves say why you think the job would be suitable for him/her explain how to apply for the job

informal

You recently received a letter from a friend asking for advice about whether to go to college or to try to get a job. You think he/she should get a job. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter: say why he/she would not enjoy going to college explain why getting a job is a good idea for him/her suggest types of job that would be suitable for him/her

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While your friend was away on vacation, you stayed in his apartment. While you were there, you dropped an expensive bowl and broke it. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, - explain what happened - apologise for the accident - tell your friend what you plan to do about the bowl

informal

You have been offered a job that will require you to move to a city that you have never visited before. You have a friend who lives there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, - explain your situation, - say why you feel unsure about living in the city, - ask some questions about life in the city.

informal

You have been offered a job that will require you to move to a city that you have never visited before. You have a friend who lives there. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, - explain your situation, - say why you feel unsure about living in the city, - ask some questions about life in the city.

informal

While your friend was away on vacation, you stayed in his apartment. While you were there, you dropped an expensive bowl and broke it. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter - explain what happened, - apologise for the accident, - tell your friend what you plan to do about the bowl.

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You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter Give details of your study plans Explain why you want to get a part-time job Suggest how your friend could help you find a job

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You are currently trying to improve your knowledge of a language which is not your first language. You have a friend who speaks this language fluently. You have decided to write to this friend. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, explain why you want to improve your knowledge of this language ask him/her for suggestions on how to learn more quickly propose that you meet your friend to talk about it

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You have recently visited a museum. Now write a letter to your friend about the museum you have visited. Write a letter to him/ her. In your letter, write: where you went what you saw there how you felt about it You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ...................,

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You have recently moved to a different house. Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter, explain why you have moved describe the new house invite your friend to come and visit Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ..................,

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**You have borrowed something from your friend and it got damaged.** **Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:** - **apologise for the damage to the item** - **explain what happened** - **say how you are going to fix the issue**

informal

*You have borrowed something from your friend and it got damaged.** **Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:** - **apologise for the damage to the item** - **explain what happened** - **say how you are going to fix the issue**

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You have just spent a week with a friend on holiday. When you got home, you realised you had left your wallet there. Write a letter to your friend, in your letter; Thank your friend for the holiday explain that you left your wallet in her house Give her instructions on how to send it back to you.

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You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-year-old child. Write a letter to the parents. In your letter - explain why you would like the job - give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ - say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

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You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-year-old child. Write a letter to the parents. In your letter, explain why you would like the job give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

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You are currently trying to improve your knowledge of a language which is not your first language. You have a friend who speaks this language fluently. You have decided to write to this friend. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, explain why you want to improve your knowledge of this language ask him/her for suggestions on how to learn more quickly propose that you meet your friend to talk about it

informal

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: Give details of the course you took at the university Explain why you recommend the university Give some advice about how to apply

informal

Write a letter to your friend who lives in another country and in your letter,
 - invite him or her to a public event in your country 
 - describe the public event 
 - explain other plans you have for your friend when he or she visits.

informal

A friend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He/she has asked for your advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday describe some possible disadvantages say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer Write at least 150 words.

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Write a letter to friend to inform them of a celebration you are having for a recent job promotion. Include information about

informal

A friend of yours recently gave you a nice birthday present. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – thank her for the present and say why you particularly like it – describe some other presents that you received – explain some of the things you did on your birthday. You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:

informal

A friend of yours recently gave you a nice birthday present. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, – thank her for the present and say why you particularly like it – describe some other presents that you received – explain some of the things you did on your birthday. You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sarah,

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Your friend is thinking about learning to drive and would like some advice.Write a letter to your friend in your letter -say why a driving letter is advantageous -recommend a driving school -give any extra guidance/tips

informal

You have just spent a week with a friend on holiday. When you got home, you realised you had left your wallet there. Write a letter to your friend, in your letter; Thank your friend for the holiday explain that you left your wallet in her house Give her instructions on how to send it back to you.

informal

You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-year-old child. Write a letter to the parents. In your letter explain why you would like the job give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

informal

**You have borrowed something from your friend and it got damaged.** **Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:** - **apologise for the damage to the item** - **explain what happened** - **say how you are going to fix the issue**

informal

Write a letter to a friend. You have borrowed something from your friend and it got damaged. -Apologize for damaging the product. -Explain what happened. -Say how are you going to fix the issue.

informal

A man called Pete who is friend of friend, is planning to visit town. Write a letter to Pete. In your letter introduce yourself suggest somethings to do in your town mention one thing you would not recommend

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A man called Pete who is friend of friend, is planning to visit town. Write a letter to Pete. In your letter introduce yourself suggest somethings to do in your town mention one thing you would not recommend

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A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening. Write a letter to your relative. In your letter: explain arrangements you have made for them to have keys and get into the house tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening.

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You are going away to travel for the summer. A friend will be looking after your house while you are away. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter – say where you are going – describe your house – explain some of the things your friend must do to look after your house

informal

An overseas friend wants to visit your country on holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter Recommend the best time of year to visit and why Describe the types of accommodation your friend could choose

informal

You are selling your TV and you think your friend might be interested in buying it. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you must write: 1. Why are you selling the TV 2. The specifications and price that you are quoting 3. Invite him/her over to your place so they can decide to buy the TV from you.

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You have just spent a week with a friend on holiday. When you got home, You realized you had left your wallet there. Write a letter to your friend. * Thank your friend for the holiday. * Explain that you left your wallet in their house. * give them instructions of how to send it back to you.

informal

A friend you made while you were studying abroad has written to ask you for help in finding a job in your country. You have heard about the job in a local company that might be suitable for her. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter -tell your friend about the job and what sort of work it involves. -say why you think the job would be suitable for her -explain how to apply for the job

informal

You went to your friend house and had meal. Write a letter to your friend thanking him and his family for the meal. 1) Tell what you enjoyed about the meal. 2) Thanks to his parents and what you think about them 3) suggest arrangements for his invite at your place.

informal

Your friend is about to move into a new house. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter offer to help him/her to move explain how exactly you can help ask him/her some questions about the new house

informal

Write a letter to your friend about a job opportunity you came across that they might find interesting. In your letter, you should: • give some details about the job • mention how you came across the job opportunity • explain why you feel the job would be suitable for your friend

informal

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, give details of the course you took at the university explain why you recommend the university give some advice about how to apply

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You have recently started work in a new company. Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter Explain why you changed jobs Describe your new job Tell him/her your other news

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Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter Explain why you have moved Describe the new house Invite your friend to come and visit

informal

. You recently went to a public event (for example an exhibition, festival, or show) that you think your friend would enjoy. Write a letter to friend. In your letter: • tell your friend what the event was • explain why you think your friend would like the event • invite them to come to the event with you

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You recently went to visit a friend in their new home. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: • tell your friend what you liked about his/her new house • say what you did or enjoyed most about your stay with your friend • suggest when and where you could meet your friend next

informal

You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: give details of your study plans explain why you want to get a part-time job suggest how your friend could help you find a job

informal

Your friend is planning to go on a business trip to a city you know well. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter – tell him/her about some attractions to go sightseeing – recommend a restaurant to eat – give some advice on transportation

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You had just missed a friend’s party, write a letter to apologise. In your letter, you should: · apologise to your friend · explain why you couldn’t attend the party · tell her what steps you will take to avoid missing it in the future.

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Write a letter to your friend to ask him/her to develop a website for your business. In your letter: Give a brief description of the business Mention what you’d like to be there on the website Provide some ideas on use of images on the web site.

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Your friend recently moved to a new home and you would like to give him a present for the house. Write a letter to your friend

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A friend has offered you some work in his company. You are currently employed and not able to start for 3 months. Write a reply to your friend. In your letter: – give details of what you know about his company. – explain your current situation. – Give your answer to the offer and explain why

informal

You recently went to visit a friend in their new home. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: tell your friend what you liked about his/her new house say what you did or enjoyed most about your stay with your friend suggest when and where you could meet your friend next

informal

An overseas friend wants to visit your country on holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter Recommend the best time of year to visit and why Describe the types of accommodation your friend could choose Say what you would like to show your friend in your country

informal

You were late for a friend’s wedding recently and would like to explain why. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: • apologize for being late • explain the reason why you were late • suggest some activities you could do together when you both have time

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You are going on holiday to a city overseas where your friend lives. Write a letter to your friend. In the letter Write about your plans Request information where to stay Ask about the best places to visit

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Write a letter to your friend to ask him/her to develop a website for your business. In your letter: Give a brief description of the business Mention what you’d like to be there on the website Provide some ideas on use of images on the web site.

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Write a letter to your friend regarding a few things need to bring from your home

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You have borrowed something from your friend and you have accidentally damaged it. Write a letter to your friend to your friend to remind him/her of: • What you borrowed • How you damaged it • What you'll do about it

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Task 1: Write a letter to a friend telling them about an interesting website you found. Tell your friend: How you found it - How it can help - How you use it [150 words minimum] *

informal

You have just spent a week with a friend on holiday. When you got home, you realized you had left your wallet there. Write a letter to your friend, in your letter: 1. Thank your friend for the holiday 2. Explain that you left your wallet in their house 3. Give them instructions of how to send it back to you

informal

A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter give contact details for when you are away give instructions about how to care for your pet describe other household duties

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A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter give contact details for when you are away give instructions about how to care for your pet describe other household duties

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Your friend is thinking about learning to drive and would like some advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • say why a driving licence is advantageous • recommend a driving school • give any extra guidance/tips

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Write a letter to your friend telling him/her that you have won a photography competition. In your letter – Describe the event. – Describe the photograph you have sent for the competition.– Invite him/her to the exhibition where your photograph is presented

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Your friend has booked a holiday for both of you. However, you are not happy with the hotel arrangements and want to change them. Write a letter to your friend. In the letter, mention: How excited you are for this holiday with him/her Why are you not happy with the hotel? Which alternatives would you prefer?

informal

A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter give contact details for when you are away give instructions about how to care for your pet describe other household duties Write at least 150 words.

informal

A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening. Write a letter to your relative. In your letter: explain the arrangements you have made for them to get keys and enter the house tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening

informal

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter Give details of the course you took at the university comp science explain why you recommend the university best faculty and placement give some advice about how to apply online portal

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You are going to throw a party and would like to cook a special dish for your guests but do not have the recipe. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter tell your friend why you are having a party explain what dish you want to cook and ask your friend for the recipe invite your friend to the party

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A friend you met last year has invited you to visit him/her in his/her country. You have never been there before and need some information before you leave. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: request advise about a gift for his/her family ask about activities and clothing in his/her country find out about the food

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You recently went to a public event (for example an exhibition, festival, or show) that you think your friend would enjoy. Write a letter to friend. In your letter: tell your friend what the event was explain why you think your friend would like the event invite them to come to the event with you

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You have just spent a weekend at a friend's house.when you returned home. You discovered you have left a coat containing some belongings in his house. Write a letter to your friend telling him that you left the coat. Tell him what the coat looks like , where you think you left it and what was inside it. Make some suggestions about how to get it back.

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You have recently started attending hobby classes in your city. Your mother in your hometown wants to know about it. Write a letter to your mother. In the letter, mention: What class are you taking? How do you like it? How long will you take the classes?

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6.Your friend is going to stay in your apartment while you are away. Write a letter to your friend and include: Where the key is Instructions to look after the apartment What should he/ she do on the day of your return

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You have seen an advertisement in an Australian Magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-years old Child. Write a letter to the parents, in your letters • Explain why you would like the job • Give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ • Say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

informal

Your friend is thinking about learning to drive and would like some advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter Say why a driving license is advantageous recommend a driving school give any extra guidance/tips

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You are interested in enrolling in a cooking class at a local college and would like a friend to come with you. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter • say where and when the class will be held • give reasons why you think your friend might be interested • suggest a time and place to meet to discuss the idea Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear…

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You are planning for a vacation and want your friend to come with you. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, you should: • tell him/her why you want to take a vacation • describe your plan • invite him/her to go with you.

informal

A friend of yours is thinking about applying for the same course that you did at university. He/she has asked for your advice about studying this subject. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: * give details of the course you took at the University * explain why you recommend the University * give some advice about how to apply

informal

Write a letter to your friend about a job opportunity you came across that they might find interesting. In your letter, you should: give some details about the job mention how you came across the job opportunity explain why you feel the job would be suitable for your friend

informal

A friend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He/she has asked for your advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter: * explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday * describe some possible disadvantages * say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer

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You have recently purchased a gift item for one of your friends. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter, tell him/her about the gift tell how you want to sent the gift to this friend explain why you chose this gift for your friend

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Your friend invited you to his party but your are unable to attend. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter 1. Explain why you can’t come 2. Give your reason for not contacting your friend sooner 3. Suggest another time to meet

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Your are stayig at your friend’s house who is travelling to another country. A recent strom damaged the house. Write a letter to your friend and say What happened and when What was damaged in the house What needs to be done about it

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A friend of yours is thinking of going on a camping holiday for the first time this summer. He/she has asked for your advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, • explain why you think your friend would enjoy a camping holiday • describe some possible disadvantages • say whether you would like to go camping with your friend this summer Write at least 150 words.

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Your colleague has invited you for his farewell party. You will not be able to attend the party, write a letter to your friend Explain the situation, Say why you will not be attending, Say something about the period you have worked together

informal

You recently went to a public event (for example an exhibition, festival, or show) that you think your friend would enjoy. Write a letter to friend. In your letter: tell your friend what the event was explain why you think your friend would like the event invite them to come to the event with you

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Writing a letter to your friend and say why he would not enjoy going to college, explain why getting a job is a good idea for him and suggest types of job that would be suitable for him

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You are studying English at a private language school attended by many international students. You are planning a surprise birthday party for a friend who has been feeling particularly sad and homesick. Write to another classmate and invite him/her to the party. In your letter: explain the reason for the party give the date and time of the party suggest what the classmate could bring to the party

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ou are studying English at a private language school attended by many international students. You are planning a surprise birthday party for a friend who has been feeling particularly sad and homesick. Write to another classmate and invite her/him to the party. In your letter: - Explain the reason for the party. - Give the date and time of the party. - Suggest that the classmate could bring to the party.

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you have been offered a job overseas that you applied for. Write a letter to your friend who is already knows about that job as well. .Tell what kind of job it is .explain why you applied for this job .ask your friend about the country

informal

You recently went to a public event (for example an exhibition, festival, or show) that you think your friend would enjoy. Write a letter to friend. In your letter 1. tell your friend what the event was 2. explain why you think your friend would like the event 3. invite them to come to the event with you

informal

You recently received a letter from a friend asking for advice about whether to go to college or to try to get a job. You think he/she should get a job. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter: say why he/she would not enjoy going to college explain why getting a job is a good idea for him/her suggest types of job that would be suitable for him/her

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Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with a friend. He/She has just sent you some photos of your holiday. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter ● thank him/her for the photos and for the holiday ● explain why you didn’t write earlier ● invite them to come and stay with you

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You recently went to a public event (for example an exhibition, festival, or show) that you think your friend would enjoy. Write a letter to friend. In your letter tell your friend what the event was explain why you think your friend would like the event invite them to come to the event with you