IELTS Band 8 letter sample: A letter to a friend

Topic: You have recently moved to a different house.

Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter

– Explain why you have moved.

– Describe the new house

– Invite your friend to come and visit.

Sample response

Dear Karan,

How are you doing? Thank you so much for your last letter. I am still relishing the pleasant memories of the good times we had together during my recent trip to your home in Bangalore. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend we spent at Coorg and Mysore.

Here, my wife and I are both doing good. By the way, I have got some great news to share with you. We recently bought a spacious 4 bed-room house in Pune. We moved in last week. It is near my office and hence the daily commute is no longer a cause for concern.

The house has a garden. We are planning to grow some vegetables in the backyard. In fact, we have already started preparing the soil. There is also enough space to park 2 cars. We are planning to construct a badminton court in the lawn. The best part is that all the basic amenities are located within a 5 Kilometer radius. After living in a small flat for nearly 10 years, moving to a spacious home of our own seems like a dream come true.

I would like to use this opportunity to invite you and your family to spend the upcoming Diwali holidays with us at our new home. Please make necessary travel arrangements at the earliest.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Warm regards


Manjusha Nambiar

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

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