You Play A Team Sport With Some Friends | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You play a team sport with some friends. Last week a member of the team had an accident and wasn’t able to play with you at the weekend. You decide to write to him in hospital, telling him about the match. Write a letter to your friend to tell him which team won, describe the conditions on the day and say how you felt about the match.

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Band  8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Saurabh,

Hope your health is much better now. It is unfortunate that you could not play with us last weekend. However, I would like to update you on our cricket tournament.

You may be a bit surprised to know that ‘Royal Blue’ team won the trophy. Nevertheless, I am sure you will be glad to hear that our team ‘Rocking Invaders’ bagged the run-up title.

The environment on the match day was lively. The crowd / people were shouting, cheering, and reveling in the game. The weather was slightly humid but it didn’t bother the players’ or the audiences’ enthusiasm. The gallery was overflowing with cheering fans.

I really wished you played with us. Although we lost by a few runs, congratulatory remarks and praises that were heaped upon us made me feel elated. It was just amazing to hold the cup for the second-best team.

I cannot wait to meet you in person and share more details. Hope to see you soon.



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4 Responses

  1. vikram says:

    Hope you are doing well?

    The Madrin team had won the match. Unfortunately, due to some hard circumstances we loosed the match by 2 goals. The team is very disappointed by the performance, anyways we are looking for your speed recovery.

    The day was very sunny, and the pitch is not good it was slipping at some parts and few of our folks felt down and got injured, but still we tried hard and by the time we recovered the stakes were high and couldn’t make it. Your presence would have made a difference in the match.

    I felt very disappointed as it was a long journey to reach to this point and winning this match would have made a big difference, as we are the first team in the history of the university to reach semi-finals. If we would have won the match it would have been cherished for a long time.

  2. geet arora says:

    Dear Frank,

    Hope the hospital staff is taking good care of you. I wanted to share a good news, our team won the final cricket competition that happened last weekend.
    The contest started somewhere in the morning around 9 and ended at 1pm. The weather was hot until It started to rain in between,and the weather became very pleasant.
    The game was quite tough. Both the teams played well, and gave each other a great competition. The situation got intense when we had the last over left,and we required 12 points to win the match. Fortunately, we were able to score 14 points instead, and we earned victory by 2 points.
    We all missed you a lot, Please get well soon because we all want to play our next match with having you in the team.

    Best wishes.

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