IELTS GT Writing Task 1 - Why you think the restaurant is worth visiting

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You had a good meal in a local restaurant with your family. Write a letter to the newspaper to tell them about it, describe the meal you had, and why you think the restaurant is worth visiting.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................. ,


Sample Answer 1 (201 Words, 12 Sentences, 6 Paragraphs, Band 9)

To the Editor,

I am writing to review my recent visit to Yummy Restaurant. I made a reservation for my sister's birthday bash which occurred last week. Originally I thought only ten people would attend, but apparently the number increased to fifteen people on the day. At first, I was worried that it would not be possible for the restaurant to accommodate more people. However, I was pleasantly surprised when the Manager told me that they could do it and would even upgrade our room to a more spacious one. The overall service was impeccable and the party went smoothly, thanks to the great staff.

We ordered a three-course set menu and the taste was top notch. The escargot entree was absolutely divine that I could still remember the taste of its garlic butter sauce till now. My sister ordered pan-fried salmon fillet with mashed potatoes as the main course, and people were raving about it. The dessert was a mini opera which I thought to be rather average, though it might simply because I do not have sweet tooth.

Overall, we experienced a wonderful night at this restaurant. This place is highly recommended and we have even started planning our next visit.

Yours faithfully,
Helen

(Source: Written by Helen Lim, NB: Follow the above band 9 writing structure for getting good band score)


Sample Answer 2 (159 Words, 8 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)

To the Editor,

I am a long standing member of our local community and I am writing a recommendation to other citizens for one of our fine neighborhood dining establishments; The Lone Star Café.

There were many impressive attributes which struck me upon my entrance, such as the décor and audience. I particularly enjoyed the laid back attitude of the place. But for my mind it was the service along with the size and quality of the portions that was most memorable.

The service was professional yet intimate, and along with the sheer quantity of the dishes served, motivated me to pass on my recommendation. I enjoyed a steak of mammoth proportions and a giant fresh, crisp salad accompanied by a selection of appropriately selected seasonal vegetables. The piece de resistance, however, was the rich Black Forest gateau served as dessert –and all for a reasonable price.

I hope after reading this, potential customers will frequent this diner – Bon appetite.

Yours truly
Wilson Miller
(NB: Follow the above band 9 writing structure for getting good band score in IELTS Exam. This Sample answer can be followed  as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

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