Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample | Write A Letter To A Friend Who Has Invited You To Visit Their Country

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

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

Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

Dear Kevin,

It was a pleasant surprise to receive your letter yesterday.The happiness doubled when I learnt that you’re inviting my wife and I to visit you in Norway! We have decided to pay you a visit at the end of June and stay there for two weeks.

Is there anything that you or your family would like from Australia? We are definitely getting you some Manuka honey. Let me know if there is something else that would like us to bring.

As this is our first visit to Norway, can we please get some advice regarding the outdoor activities and tourist attractions worth visiting? What are the temperatures like in June? Do we have to bring along any coats or jackets to keep ourselves warm? I am so delighted to find out that Norway is famous for their seafood, oysters and caviars in particular. Besides these, what are some other yummy local food that you would recommend?

Thank you again for your invitation and we can’t wait any longer to meet you!



Manjusha Nambiar

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