IELTS Letter Band 8 Sample 4

Informal Letter for Thanks
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:
 *    explain why you didn’t write earlier
*    thank them for the photos and for the holiday
*    invite them to come and stay with you
 Write at least 150 words.  You do NOT need to write any address.


Dear Ajay and Rahul,

Thanks so much for your letter and the lovely photos of my holiday in Mumbai. Sorry for the delay in replying to your welcome note, but your package arrived just as I was about to leave town on a business trip. I’ve just returned to Melbourne today.

Looking at the photos brings back so many happy memories of the times we spent together and the wonderful hospitality you gave me. I felt completely pampered by both of you! You surrounded me with warm friends, good food, amazing sights, great shopping, unforgettable cultural events and laughter-filled evenings. I would have been lost without you. I can’t thank you enough.

These good memories gave me an idea. I know you’ve always wanted to visit Australia. Why don’t you plan a holiday and stay with me this summer? The weather is great at that time of year, all tourist sites are open and I could take two weeks off from work. Aside from seeing Melbourne, we could drive to several unique places like The Great Ocean Road. Anyway, I would be thrilled if you could make it.

Thanks again to both of you for the beautiful holiday, as well as the photos which are already up on my wall. Now, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Warm wishes,