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

Dear Kiran, I hope
this
letter finds you in radiant health and good spirits. I am writing to take care of my house while I am away for a couple of days to attend a seminar. I have an important seminar
at
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in

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Delhi and being a team leader, my presence is unavoidable. The seminar is
of
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for

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2 days and it is hoped to bring a big contract to my company. To be more specific about my business trip, I will fly from Vadodara airport on
4th
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the 4th

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of
april
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April

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and will return on
7th
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the 7th

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of
april
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April

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. Since you have been to my place many times before, I would not have to explain
you
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to you

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much about my household. I cleaned the whole apartment, so you do not need to worry about it during your stay.
However
, I would insist you
to
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apply

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buy tea, sugar and salt because the stock for these items is over and
i
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I

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could not get enough time to buy them.
Moreover
, the only thing that I have to tell you is to take care of my pet -toby, who is a vegetarian turtle.
Although
he is friendly and would not bother you much, please feed him with special veggies that
i
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I

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kept in the refrigerator. I will give the keys
with
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to

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my neighbour so that you can collect
from
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them from

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Mrs.
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Jane when you come in my absence. Admittedly, I will not have to worry as you are going to take care of my house and toby during my business trip. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours lovingly, XYZ
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Word Count

IELTS says that you should write a minimum of 150 words in writing task 1. If you go under word count you will lose marks in task response.

A very long letter will not give you a higher band score.

Aim for between 160 to 190 words in writing task 1. This will ensure a concise letter and will be realistic in terms of time management. You have only 20 minutes to write the letter and you need around 5 minutes of planning time, so you will not be able to write a long letter in 15 minutes.

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