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.

Dear Jenny, I hope you're well. I write to let you know that I received the pictures you sent. They are very beautiful. I'm very grateful for the photographs, they bring back exciting memories of how I enjoyed my vacation. Thank you for having me around. You
made me experience canopy work which I loved so much it was adventurous. I should have written to you when I arrived in South Africa but I was caught up with pending tasks and piled-up meetings. I'm sorry for not writing. I was so busy that I didn't unbox until 2 weeks later. To make up for that, I would like to invite you over to spend some time with me and
explore the city. I promise to take you out for a safari ride because I know you would love to have an experience. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Dale
Submitted by omolefeyikemi on

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Writing9 with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

Read more in the eBook

The Ultimate Guide to Get a Target Band Score of 7+ »

* free ebook for Premium users

What to do next:
Look at other essays: