Ielts GT Writing Task 11

You recently went on holiday and your friend lent you a travel guidebook. Write a letter to a friend. In your letter:

  • Tell your friend about the holiday
  • Explain how the guidebook was helpful
  • Say when and how you will return the guidebook

Dear Samantha,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I wanted to take a moment to share with you the wonderful experiences I had during my recent holiday, and to express my gratitude for lending me the travel guidebook.

During my trip to Hawaii, I was able to explore the stunning landscapes and immerse myself in the rich local culture. The guidebook you lent me proved to be an invaluable resource throughout my journey. Its detailed maps and insightful descriptions of tourist attractions helped me navigate the unfamiliar terrain with ease. Not only did it provide comprehensive information about popular landmarks, but it also offered lesser-known recommendations, allowing me to discover hidden gems that added an extra layer of excitement to my vacation.

The guidebook’s practical tips on local customs, traditions, and etiquette were particularly helpful in ensuring that I respected and embraced the local culture. Its recommendations for authentic local cuisine allowed me to indulge in delectable dishes that I would have otherwise missed. I found myself constantly referring to the guidebook for suggestions on outdoor activities, historical sites, and shopping spots, and it never failed to offer valuable insights.

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for lending me this invaluable resource. I understand how important it is to you, and I assure you that I will take the utmost care of it. I plan to return the guidebook to you personally on Friday, the 2nd of September, when we meet for lunch at our favorite cafe. I hope this arrangement works well for you.

Once again, thank you for your generosity and for enriching my holiday experience with this exceptional guidebook. I look forward to sharing more stories and creating new memories with you soon.

Warmest regards,