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IELTS Letter, topic: Inviting a friend to a family party

Write a letter to your friend inviting him/her to your family party. In your letter

– Explain why you are organizing the party.
– Describe what you are planning to do.
– Say how important it is to have your friend at the party.


Dear Peter,

I hope you and your family are doing well. It is my sister’s birthday this weekend, and we are throwing a little party for family and close friends. You should definitely come!

The party is going be at the café in High Street, where we used to spend a lot of quality time together. I’m sure you know the way to the café very well, but in case you can’t remember simply text me, and I will send you directions. The program for the party is quite fun; we are going to eat, listen to music, and I’ll bring a specially ordered cake with my sister’s name written on it.

You and I have been friends for so long, and you know how much my sister loves you. She will be thrilled if you come. Also, I know you haven’t seen each other for a long time, since you left town to start university. I hope you are doing well in there, and my sister and I would love to hear all about it at the party.

Hope to see you very soon.



The purpose of this letter is clear, and all parts of the question were covered in its three paragraphs. This response is easy to read, thanks to the logical flow of ideas and fluency in their presentation. The vocabulary used here achieves an informal tone that this type of letter requires. Overall this letter seems to be worthy of IELTS Band 8.

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