IELTS Invitation Letter for GT Writing Task 1

Below is a model answer for an IELTS invitation letter. This particular invitation letter was reported in the IELTS exam last week. The aim of the invitation is a public event. Other invitations can sometimes include holiday invites, private celebration invites or even formal invites from a business perspective.

Instructions:

Writing Task 1: Write a letter to your friend who lives in another country and in your letter:

  • a. Invite him/her to a public event in your country.
    b. Describe the public event.
    c. Explain about other plans you have for your friend when he/she will visit.

IELTS Invitation Letter Model Answer

Hi Dave,

How have you been since we last met?

I thought I’d drop you a line and see if you fancy coming over for Bonfire night which is on November 5th.

Bonfire night is a great event in England, particularly in my hometown. It starts as soon as the sun has set because the event is held around a huge bonfire. As the weather is cold, the bonfire adds wonderful warmth. On the fire, there’s a guy which represents Guy Fawkes, a man who once tried to blow up Parliament. On top of that there’s also fireworks and a chance to cook your own food on the fire, which I’m sure you’ll love.

While you’re over, we’ll be able to do a trip to London as I know you’ve always wanted to visit. The Christmas lights will have been switched on by then and they are amazing. You’ll also be able to visit the Christmas markets and do all your Christmas shopping.

I really hope you’ll be able to come over. It won’t be the same without you.

Write back soon,

Sandra

Words = 183

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  1. Dear Liz,
    As you know, I am planning to take IELTS exam next month. I always practice your website and I watch your youtube video. I really enjoy your teaching style and method. Do you know ,I have been teaching at English Medium School it is about 10 years. I taught science and recently english language on class two in Bangladesh. I wanted to improve my language and teaching skills.This website is very useful for me.
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  2. Thanks for your wonderful website. Just have a question:
    Is it correct to use “which” in this sentence?
    “On the fire, there’s a guy which represents Gy Fawkes.”

    Shouldn’t it be “a guy who represents”?

    • Very well spotted 🙂 However, in this case, the word “guy” doesn’t mean a person on the fire. “a guy” in this case is a stuffed figure made of old clothes.

  3. Excuse me , do we have to write from the beginning of the line for each paragraph in the letter or first statement in paragraphs must to be written after taking a space from the beginning of the line?

  4. Appreciate your help. Really very helpful

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  6. Thanks Liz. If we exceed our Word Count, will the examiner cut some marks ?
    In an essay I often tend to hit a word count of around 350 and in a letter around 250. Though, I manage it within the allotted time. .Is it ok ?

    Also do the examiners also test our knowledge of the topic or just say english writing skills. As I often spend huge amount of time in structuring my essay with valid points supporting the topic.

  7. Hi Liz
    Thank you appreciate, I`m following you earlier ,you lectures so useful just i confused how to improve listing skill is listing to BBC and other materials enough or there is another strategy??
    Regards
    Ismail

    • You need to develop skills of listening for the IELTS test not just general listening. Go through all the IELTS Cambridge test books and also all my listening main page lessons.
      Liz

  8. thanks a lot madam.Your lessons are really lucid and useful.Have an excellent and Godly day to you.

  9. Hi Liz,
    I would like to know, if there can be any abbreviations or short forms of do not, or does not, etc. As far as I know, there can not be used in this way. Thank you in advance.

  10. farah omar says:

    Hi Liz,
    I want to ask you if a national day could be consider as public event then i can invite him to celebrate with me. is that ok

  11. Your way of teaching is really impressive.

  12. Abhishek mishra says:

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    Smiling gesture in your lectures are like enrichment to cake with cherry.

  13. Adedeji Olufemi says:

    I,m enjoying your blog, and l,m already learnt a lot from it. Keep it up,God Almighty will continue to bless you. My Exam is drawing nearer, any tips?.
    Thanks.

    • I’m afraid all tips are on this blog. My main tips for the day are: get lots of sleep, be prepared to be tired, drink and eat well before your test and always keep your eye on the clock in the exam room.
      Good luck!
      Liz

  14. You are the best who I ever seen in my life. I wish all teachers/people to be like you!
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