A friend from overseas is planning to visit you soon. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter •explain why you are looking forward to the visit •describe the accommodations you have available for your friend •suggest some things to do during the visit Begin your letter as follows: Dear……

Dear Sarah, Hope
letter finds you well! I have been meaning to get in touch since long and I am so glad to hear the news of your upcoming visit to Delhi. I am simply writing
letter to give you a brief on everything I have planned for us upon your visit to my hometown. I will always be grateful for the special bond we created in college when I shifted to London for my higher studies and how on a fine bright day I bumped into you in Starbucks. From instantly clicking to gossiping over coffee breaks, we surely have come a long way. But I acknowledge how
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settling back in my country for work and
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having to remain in London affected our friendship. So, believe me when I say
, your upcoming visit means so much to me and I have been ever-so excited since I got the update from you. Well, for the accommodation I would naturally want you to stay comfortably at my house and consider it your own little space.
, if you wish to kick back in a nice hotel,
I would recommend Le Meridien or The Maurya. Allow me to get their reservation done as well. As for which sites to explore, well, Delhi is famous for its deep-rooted, rich culture, monuments, and of course, the street food. So, I would love our tour to start from the Lal Quila
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to Bangla Saheb Temple, to consuming some mouth-watering chaat (street food) in the alleys of Chandani Chowk. I definitely can't contain my enthusiasm as I write
letter to you and am eagerly waiting for your stay. See you soon! Warm Regards Joseph
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Coherence and Cohesion
To improve cohesion, ensure the connection between ideas within the paragraphs is smooth, using cohesive devices such as linking words or pronouns effectively.
Coherence and Cohesion
For a higher score in logical structure, make sure each paragraph has a clear central topic that is developed with relevant information.
Task Achievement
Ensure the letter fully addresses all parts of the task, including detailed suggestions for things to do during the visit, for a higher task achievement score.
Task Achievement
Maintain the informal and friendly tone throughout the letter as it is to a friend, matching the style to the purpose of the letter.

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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