Writing: A Letter to a Friend

Exam in Mind: Write a letter to a friend and tell him / her how you spent your winter/Christmas holidays. Revise how to write an informal letter.

Level B1

Here is Diana’s Letter

Hi Andrew,

Sorry that I haven’t been in touch for a while. I hope you had great winter holidays. As for me, I spent almost all of my winter holidays at home. Only once I went out with my friends to hang out together.

As for New Year celebration, it wasn’t very special this year. I spent it with my family at home where we had festive dinner with a lot of delicious dishes. On the eve of the celebration we decorated our Christmas tree all together.  I also decorated my room with garlands and lights. We have a family tradition to exchange gifts on New Year’s Eve. My brother and I always look forward to our presents. I got a bottle of perfume with pleasant aroma this year.

You know that Christmas is celebrated on the seventh of January in Ukraine. We visited my granny on Christmas Eve and had traditional Christmas dinner consisting of twelve dishes of Ukrainian cuisine.

I enjoyed relaxing, watching films and reading books. I read a really interesting book “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in fantasy and detective stories. The book is worth reading.

It was a great surprise to have real winter weather with snow and frost. I wish we had had such weather on Christmas holidays. A lot of children went sledding, skiing and tobogganing. My brother was so excited but I don’t like such activities that’s why I just enjoyed the amazing views of winter fairytale from my window.

Time flew by very quickly and the winter holidays are over.  The second semester has already started and it means that school keeps me very busy again.

What about your winter holidays?

Write to me as soon as possible.

Best wishes,


Write a letter to your friend “My Winter Holidays”, will you?