IGCSE ESL Reading & Writing | Exercise 6 Set 3

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In this example, you are going on holiday, but your sister cannot come. Your parents have said you can invite a friend instead. Write an email to your friend, inviting him to join you on holiday with your family.

This is an example of Exercise 6 where you write approximately 150–200 words of continuous prose, in response to a short stimulus (which may take the form of pictures) and/or short prompts. The question includes information on the purpose, format and audience.

In the email, you asked to include the following:

  • Explain why your sister is unable to come
  • Describe where your are going and what you plan to do
  • Say why you think your friend should come.

Going on holiday


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More practice exercises for the Informal letter or email in this section:

Set 1: New AttractionSet 2: Birthday PartySet 3: Holiday TripSet 4: Interesting Meeting

Here are links to all parts of the IGCSE ESL Reading and Writing Paper:

Exercise 1 | Exercise 2 | Exercise 3 | Exercise 4 | Exercise 5 | Exercise 6 | Exercise 7