Band 8 letter sample

IELTS Letter Prompt

A friend of yours is going on holiday and has asked you to recommend a destination. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

  • Recommend a good place for a holiday that you have visited before
  • Say where you went and where you stayed
  • Say what you can do there and what the food is like

Sample response

Dear Sarah,

I was delighted to find your letter in my mailbox. Sorry for not keeping in touch with you for quite some time. I have been quite busy. So, you are going on holiday and you would like me to recommend a destination. Well, I think Goa is worth visiting. I have been there and I absolutely loved it.

In January 2015, I visited Goa with my wife. Actually, we were on a honeymoon trip. I loved the whole trip for several reasons. We stayed in Radisson Blue. It’s a five star hotel and their tourism department arranged everything for us. In fact, our stay was really luxurious and we got to enjoy mouth-watering sea food. We visited both North and South Goa during the trip. Put simply, North Goa is famous for its breath-taking beaches, night life and road side sea food stalls. South Goa offers plenty of adventurous sports activities. We did dirt biking, and played volleyball.

My trip to Goa is the most memorable experience of my life and I would recommend this destination to everyone. I am sure that you will enjoy it too. Feel free to write if I can be of any help.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards


Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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