Ielts GT Writing Task 1 Sample 31

You have just returned from a trip to a foreign country. Write a letter to your family, describing your experiences and impressions of the place you visited. Include details about the sights you saw, the people you met, and any cultural differences you noticed.

Dear Suzzanne,

I hope this letter finds you all in good health and spirits. I wanted to share with you the incredible experiences I had during my recent trip to Japan. It was truly a journey filled with unforgettable sights, friendly people, and fascinating cultural discoveries.

One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the historic city of Kyoto. The city’s ancient temples and shrines, such as the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine with its thousands of vibrant torii gates, left me in awe of Japan’s rich cultural heritage. I also had the chance to witness a traditional tea ceremony, where I learned about the importance of mindfulness and tranquility in Japanese culture.

The people I met during my travels were incredibly welcoming and polite. Whether it was the helpful locals who guided me through the bustling streets of Tokyo or the friendly innkeeper at the traditional ryokan where I stayed, their hospitality made me feel right at home. I was also impressed by the impeccable manners of the Japanese people, from the graceful bowing to the meticulous attention to detail in everything they do.

My trip to Japan was a journey of discovery, filled with new experiences and lasting memories. I am grateful for the opportunity to explore this remarkable country and immerse myself in its rich culture. I cannot wait to share more stories and photos with you all when I see you next.

Take care, and I send my love to each and every one of you.

Yours affectionately,