IELTS Cambridge Book 17 Test 1 GT – Letter

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

Your English-speaking friend who lives in your town has asked for your advice about learning a new sport.

Write an email to your friend. In your letter:

  • recommend a new sport that would be suitable for your friend to learn
  • explain how your friend could learn this sport
  • suggest that you both learn this sport together

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear __________,

Answer – 

Dear Sam,

I’m just writing to give you my opinion on the type of sport you should go for.

If I were you, I’d learn cricket. I am suggesting this particular sport to you because you are quite athletic and agile, so you’ll be able to take to this game like a duck to water. Also, this sport is not that expensive, as the cricket kit and gear are affordable, and the coaching fee is also pocket-friendly.

As far as learning this sport goes, there are many top-notch academies in our town itself, so you won’t have to go anywhere far. The most suitable coaching institute for you would be “Turning Stars into Superstars”, which is not only just a stone’s throw away from your home but is also run by a former World Cup winner, Kapil Dev. Since his English is impeccable, language won’t be an issue.

I was wondering why don’t we try our hands at this sport at the same time. Honestly, I, too, have been thinking of having a go at this game for a long time, but for one reason or another, I constantly put it off. Also, learning it together will allow us to help each other get better at it, as having a partner by your side while learning something new is always advantageous.

Keep in touch,