A Friend Has Invited You To Visit Their Country | Band 7.5 IELTS Letter Sample

A friend you met last year has invited you to visit them in their country.
You have never been there before and need some information before you leave. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • request advice about a gift for his/her family
  • ask about activities and clothing
  • find out about the food

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Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sarah,

It has been over a year since we met. We should definitely catch up. Thanks for inviting me to your place in Mumbai, India. I am super excited but, I have a few questions since I am coming to Mumbai for the first time.

Firstly, I want to get you and your family some gifts. However, I am confused what to buy. If you could give me some advice on presents, that would be great!

I am also not able to decide which cloths to bring. How is the weather in Mumbai? Also, are we going to do any outdoor activities apart from sight-seeing? If you could answer these questions, I can bring appropriate cloths and accessories.

Another thing is that I am a vegan. I read online that most of the Indian restaurants offer a variety of vegetarian dishes. Still I wanted to confirm with you that restaurants in Mumbai do serve vegan options.

Can’t wait to hear back from you!

Best Regards,

Harpreet Pujari

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4 Responses

  1. Manpreet says:

    Dear Susan,
    How are you ? Thank you for this lovely invitation of your wedding. I’m really excited to attend an Indian wedding especially yours. I’m going to buy some gifts for Teena and Aunt today. Let me inform their favorite colors and fashion choices.
    I also want to know the weather conditions there so that i can pack my bag accordingly. As you told me, there is a famous carnival held every year in December near you place. Could you send me the exact dates for it? I’m really keen to attend this . Because I’ve one month vacations, if there is any other popular activity held during this period, write it to me. I’m ready to join it.
    As you know, I’m non-vegetarian and love to eat chicken, fish and sea food. Is it available at your location or i could pick the freezer boxes ? I heard about the spices used in Indian cuisine are really healthy and tasty. I would definitely try it there.
    Hope to see a prompt reply from your side.
    See you soon!
    Best wishes,

  2. SreenivasanM says:

    Dear Karthik,
    How are you? Hope you are doing well? Thank you for inviting me to your country. This is the first time I am going to travel to aboard, due to that I need few details for packing the luggage for this trip.
    Firstly, I planned to buy few famous sweets from my hometown, also I like to buy traditional handmade saree and dhoti for your parents as a surprise gift. I guess they might like this gift if you have any other suggestions let me know so I can purchase accordingly. Secondly, I am going to stay for three weeks, this will be my first experience where temperature goes in negative Celsius. So, let me know what type of clothes I should bring to keep myself warm. Share me the activities, locations, places you have planned to take me during this trip. You know that I’m allergic to non- vegetarian foods and packed foods. So, get me a hotel where I can get more vegetarian and organic food during my stay. If you need anything from here let me know.
    Looking forward to hearing from you

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