IELTS letter sample | Letter to a friend

A friend has agreed to look after your house and pet while you are on holiday.

Write a letter to your friend.

In your letter:

  • give contact details for when you are away
  • give instructions about how to care for your pet
  • describe other household duties

Begin your letter as follows: Dear …………………,

Sample letter

Dear Kaye,

I am glad that you agreed to take care of my home and dog Bernie while I am away for two weeks. As you know we are leaving on a European tour on the 12th of this month. We will be back on the 24th. We are quite excited about this trip because we had been planning this for a while.

The only thing that I was worried about was Bernie but now that you have agreed to take care of her in my absence, I can have a carefree holiday. While I am away on the tour, you will still be able to contact me on my phone. I have already got the roaming facility activated.

As for Bernie’s food, give her cooked meat every day. I have bought enough for a week and stored it in the fridge. You may also bathe her every other day. Just make sure that the water is warm. Her things like shampoo and towel are in the cabinet beside the sink. You can find a list of the daily chores on the door of the fridge. Please don’t forget to water the plants in the porch. Could I also plead with you to vacuum the carpets every day to get rid of dust and Bernie’s fur.

For any concern that may arise, I am just a message away.

Many thanks in advance!

See you soon!



Manjusha Nambiar

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