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IELTS Letter Topics - Informal

Topics IELTS Letter - Informal

1. Invite a friend
He is studying English at a private language school attended by many international students. Are you planning a surprise birthday party for a friend who has been particularly sad and nostalgic. Write to another classmate and invite him / her to the party. In his letter:
explain why the party
give the date and time of party
suggest what the partner can bring to the party
Begin your letter as follows: Dear ________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

2. Advising a friend about a holiday
English-speaking friend wants to spend a vacation of two weeks in his region and has written for information and advice. Write a letter to his friend. In his letter:
offer to find a place to stay
give advice on what to do
provide information on what to wear
Begin your letter as follows: Dear _______
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
(Question snapshot taken IELTS by Guy Brook-Hart)

3. Apologize to a friend
That borrowed a major textbook from a fellow last season. Now realize his partner had returned home and abroad and still have the book. Write a letter to him / her. In his letter:
apologize for the error
know how important the book is for him / her
say what you will do
Begin your letter as follows: Dear _____________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
(Question taken from the Action Plan for IELTSby Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell)

4. Thanking a friend for a holiday
You have recently been staying with an old friend for a few days. They had not seen for a long time. Write a letter to his friend. In his letter:
say how he felt about the visit
refer to something nice that you made during your stay with him / her
invite your friend to visit
Begin your letter as follows: Dear ________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
(Question taken from the Action Plan for IELTSby Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell)

5. Advising a friend about the job
English-speaking friend is coming to study in your town next year and has written for information and advice. Write a letter to his friend. In his letter:
Offer to find a place for him / her to live
Provide advice on finding a part-time work
Give information about where he / she can learn their language
Begin your letter as follows: Dear __________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
(Question snapshot taken IELTS by Guy Brook-Hart)

6. Forget something to a friend
He stayed at a friend's house when he attended a conference in Australia. You left a briefcase containing important documents in your room. Write a letter to his friend. On the menu:
thanks to his friend of stay
describe the case
ask him / her to return to the client by mail
Begin your letter as follows: Dear _________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

7. Remembering a friend
A year ago, he borrowed from his favorite book to a friend who you thought you enjoy it. Unfortunately, your friend forgot to return it. The book has a sentimental value to you as it had been submitted by her grandmother. Write a letter to his friend. On the menu:
ask how he or she is doing
remind him / her about the book
explain why you need it again
Begin your letter as follows: Dear ________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

8. Congratulate a friend
Your best friend just had her first baby. You are abroad, but I will return to his hometown in a week. He wrote to his friend. In his letter:
congratulate your friend
tell him when he goes back home
ask when you could drop in to meet her and the baby
Begin your letter as follows: Dear _________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

9. Request for Help
His parents will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next month. Are you planning a big celebration, but not sure how to make the occasion truly memorable. Write to your best friend, Joan, a professional event planner. In his letter:
explain what the occasion is special
ask for your help
set a time to meet in the comfort of your friend to discuss their plans
Begin your letter as follows: Dear Joan,
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

10. Admitting a mistake
You attended the wedding of an old friend in another city, about 3 hours away, a week ago. It was an outdoor wedding held on a rainy day and had taken along quite expensive, elegant umbrella. When she returned, she was tired and went straight to bed. You had a busy weekend week.This, when it began to rain, he realized he had the wrong umbrella. You must have taken someone else's umbrella, which was very similar to yours, leaving the wedding reception. He wrote to his friend who got married. In his letter:
I congratulate him / her at the wedding beautiful
explain the situation
ask how to return this umbrella and reach your own
Begin your letter as follows: Dear Joan __________
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.