Last Month You Had A Holiday Overseas Where You Stayed With Some Friends | Band 7 IELTS Letter Sample

Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holiday.

Write a letter to your friends. In your letter

  • Thank them for the photos and for the holiday
  • Explain why you did not write earlier
  • Invite them to come and stay with you.

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Band 7 IELTS letter sample

Dear Jessi and Danny,

Hope you are well. Today Morning I received a package with our trip photos by mail. Thank you very much for sending these photos to me within such short time. It is only while watching photos that I realized that Australia indeed is as adventurous as I had imagined. More importantly, thank you both for traveling with me and making my holidays special.

This morning, I realized that a month has flown by very quickly. Ever since I got back to India, I have been busy with my work. The first week was lined up with the meeting and replying to everyone who contacted me during my holidays. Immediately after which I had to fly to Delhi for a conference. The conference turned in to an event and then in to a new project. Work kept me busy for the entire month and I kept wanting to find some free time to write you. Work is slightly hectic for another good reason. We have Diwali holidays coming up towards the end of the October. Most people in my office will be on leave so they are delegating the   work to those of us who will be working. I will not be able to get multiple leaves again so soon after the holidays but I will surely get a few days off.

Diwali is the most celebrated festival in India. Climate will be colder compared to the summer season as well. It will be a good time for you to visit India. It will be a pleasure to have you stay at my place. We can stay at my country cabin and spend time on beach. My country house is a short walk from the most scenic beach in the western part of India. The local food is known to be the finest food in our state. Watching reflections of Diwali firecrackers in the sea is a rare experience too. I invite you both to come to India for this Diwali.

Again, thank you for the photos and wonderful holidays. I hope to see you in India soon.

Best Wishes,


Manjusha Nambiar

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