IELTS Writing Task 1 General – Planning to spend a weekend at a seaside hotel

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You and your family are planning to spend a weekend at a seaside hotel.

Write a letter to the hotel making the arrangements. Let them know when you will be. Also enquire about activities and places of interest near the hotel. In your letter:

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….. ,

Sample Answer 1 (162 Words, 12 Sentences, 8 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir,

I am writing you to make necessary arrangement for our stay at your hotel from 22nd November to 30th November.

I would like to tell you that I will be accompanied by my parents, and want a double size bedroom with attached bathroom for them to add more privacy and convenience. Room with sea view would definitely add please to our living.

I am also interested to know about recreational activities nearby hotel and vicinity. Despite of my parent’s age, they are very lively and would love to go theatre and amusement park, if available. I would also like to know about a market, where we can buy traditional items of native culture.

Please let me know the cost that will incur on our trip at your earliest. I am giving you my email address which is, I am expecting comprehensive reply from your side about the details of activities and other information I requested.

I look forward to hearing for you soon.

Yours faithfully,
Fahad Khan.

(Source: Written by Fahad Sultan )

Sample Answer 2 (163 Words, 12 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter to inform you that we are planning to spend a weekend in your hotel and I would like to request you to make some necessary arrangements for us.

We will be arriving on Thursday, 22nd March around 3: 00 pm. We will spend the weekend and will check-out from the hotel on Saturday afternoon. It is requested to arrange two rooms as per the mentioned dates. Please make sure that both the rooms should be adjacent and must have a door in between, so we can trespass the rooms. One of the two rooms must have a balcony. One view of both the rooms should be of seaside. Kindly let me know the cost of spending the weekend in your hotel. Also advise if you have any weekend package for the families.

We will be visiting the place for the first time, so I would appreciate if you could share the places which are worth visiting.

Thank You.
Yours faithfully,

(Source: Written by Mansoor, NB: Follow the above writing structure for getting higher IELTS band score in the examination. This sample answer can be an example of good writing out of many possible approaches.)

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