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General Writing Sample Task 1 #54

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • offer to find somewhere to stay
  • give advice about what to do
  • give information about what clothes to bring

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................. ,

The sample letter contains twelve gaps. Complete it by putting a word or phrase from the box below in each space.

although and as because
but if since so
so that that when where
which who

Dear Albert,

Iím delighted .................... you are coming to Singapore next month. I think it would be great .................... you could stay with me and my family, .................... send you their best wishes. Otherwise, if you prefer, I can easily book you a cheap but comfortable hotel near the beach .................... you can be more independent.
There are lots of things to do in my city. If I were you, Iíd spend some days on the beach relaxing .................... one or two days sightseeing in the city. There are several interesting museums and temples .................... Iím sure you will enjoy. One place you really should visit is an excellent theme park called Sentosa, .................... youíll want to spend the whole day. Also, you ought to go to our excellent night safari, .................... is about an hour away by bus.
You donít need to bring a lot of clothes .................... the weather is normally warm and sunny, and of course, rainy. However, in the evening itís a bit cooler, .................... you may need a jersey and a jacket.
Please let me know exactly .................... you're coming .................... I can meet you at the airport. Itíll be great to see you again so we can get up-to-date with all our news!

Love
Monica

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