Band 9 letter sample: A letter giving directions to reach your home

IELTS Task 1 letter

A family member is coming to stay with you. He/she will be arriving by train in the morning, but you won’t be home until the evening.

Write a letter to your relative. In your letter:

  • explain arrangements you have made for them to have keys and get into the house
  • tell your relative how to get from the train station to your house
  • say when you will be home and suggest what you could do together that evening

Sample response

Dear Julia,

I am very happy to hear that next week you are coming to my place and staying with me for two days. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fetch you from the station as I have a meeting on that day. But don’t worry. I will give you the directions, so you will have no difficulty finding my place.

After getting off the train at the Roma Street train station, walk to the bus stand which is just 5 minutes from there. Wait on platform 2 for the bus number 12. It will take you to my home through the inner streets of the suburb. As you enjoy the journey through the suburbs, look out for the old heritage church in Salisbury. You have to get off the bus at the next stop. Then take the Orange Grove road which is opposite the bus stop.

I’ll leave the keys under the door mat. Get inside and make yourself comfortable. I will be back home by 5:30 pm. Thereafter we will go to the city and have dinner in a restaurant of your choice.

I can’t wait to see you. Have a safe trip.



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