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General Writing Sample Task 1 #20

You have recently heard that a friend of yours has had some problems as a result of some unusual weather. Write a letter to your friend.
In your letter

  • express concern (i.e. say you are sorry to hear what has happened)
  • tell them about a similar experience that you once had
  • give some advice or offer help
  • You should write at least 80 words.
  • Allow yourself 15 minutes for this task.

model answer:

Dear Anna and Leo,

We were shocked to hear from Lara about the storm that hit your city recently and the damage done to your house. How awful to come home from your holiday to find the roof blown off the house!

I understand how you must feel, as we had a similar experience a few years ago when there was a sudden electrical storm here in Sydney. I came home from work to find that a tree had fallen on top of the house and all the windows were broken. Fortunately the insurance covered the cost of the repairs, but it was still very upsetting.

I suppose you have to think positively in situations like this and look at the opportunity you have to improve your house - give it a new look. If we can do anything for you in the holidays, we'd be happy to help.

Drop us a line and let us know.

Best wishes


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