An email giving holiday advice

Learn how to write an email to give holiday advice.


Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Janet Hill
To: Sunny Chen
Subject: Hi!

Hi Sunny!

How are you?

We're finally coming to Singapore so I wanted to ask your advice on what we should do while we're there. What shouldn't we miss? We'll have our two kids aged 6 and 8 with us so ideally we want to do things we can enjoy as a family.

We've already got a hotel booked in Marina Bay and we arrive on 12 May for a week.

I hope you're around so we can meet up!

See you soon,


From: Sunny Chen
To: Janet Hill
Subject: Re: Hi!

Hi Janet!

Lovely to hear from you and how exciting that you're coming!

You've picked a great area to stay in as it's right next to a must-see attraction, Gardens by the Bay. They light them up at night and the kids will love it. Another place to take the little ones is the zoo, and the Night Safari is really worth doing. The animals are much more active at night than during the day, so it's pretty special.

As for food, there's quite a variety here. I'd recommend trying laksa and kaya toast – they're both really typical Singaporean foods. You can also eat well and cheaply at street markets. You should definitely check them out.

Can't wait to see you all!


P.S. My number here is +65 1234 1234.


  1. Start informal emails with Hi + name instead of Dear + name.
  2. An informal email can be like a conversation, so you can start with How are you?
  3. If you're replying, you can start with Lovely to hear from you.
  4. Use these phrases to make recommendations:
    ... is worth doing / seeing / going to.
    ... is a must-see (attraction).
    I'd recommend ...
    You can ...
    You should ...
  5. Say why you recommend those things.
  6. You can add something at the end using P.S.


Worksheet104.97 KB

Language level

Average: 3 (14 votes)
Do you need to improve your English writing skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English writing skills with our live online classes and personal tutoring courses.

Submitted by gzacharias on Tue, 26/11/2019 - 16:45

In Brasilia, the Cathedral is must-see and the Three Power Square is worth visiting

Submitted by cittàutopica on Wed, 30/10/2019 - 16:17

For tourists who come in my region, I'd recommend visiting the little towns in the mountains (very picturesque) and the National Park; on the coast, in front of Adriatic sea, they can swim in clear water and tan on the attractive seasides.

Submitted by gicandrade on Thu, 24/10/2019 - 09:59

Hi Amanda, How you going? Is really nice to hear you and I looking forward to welcoming you in my house. We have a lot of things to do. First of all, we’ll go on the Avenue Park for the kids to ride on the biggest roller coaster in the world. After that, we’re going to a zoo and a night safari, is really worth seeing the animal at night. Their behavior changes completely. It so pretty special. As for food, there´s a quite variety near my house. Thus, you don´t need to worry about that. Can´t wait to see you! Sunny,

Submitted by Roulaotaki on Thu, 17/10/2019 - 08:10

I live in Saudi Arabia so I recommend to tourists to visit makkah and madina to know more about history of islam also Saudi Arabia has alot of historical places that recently added to the United nation list like mdaean saleh. I recommend to try Saudi traditional dishes it’s different and full of flavor.

Submitted by taylanke on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 19:13

Hi Pamps Good to hear from you and it is unbelievable that we see each other after 10 years. You should do any reservation for anything you can come to my place, i have available room for my besty i mean you :D

Submitted by smell08 on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:14

Hi bro, I hope you're doing well. Good to hear from you and how exciting that you're coming to korea! I'd like to recommend ramada hotel which is located in downtown. Also it's a great area to stay in as it's right next to must-see attraction. You can go night market easily by taxi. It takes only 5minutes away! If the weather is good, you can go there by walk while enjoying sight-seeing!. As for food, there are countless food here. I'd highly recommend trying pork belly called as sam gyeop sal with ssam sauce that its really typical korean food. You can also eat dessert at street market. I look forward to seeing you soon! Sunny, P.S. My number here is 121212
Profile picture for user Htain Lin

Submitted by Htain Lin on Tue, 26/02/2019 - 03:56

I am from Myanmar(Burma) and our country has a lot of tourist attractions. I would recommend tourists to visit to the Bagan, the ancient of Myanmar and has a lot of historical attractions and abundant in culture. Bagan is also the world heritage zone and tourists will see the a lot of interesting pagodas, museum and other kinds of things.

Submitted by Mr.Tsima on Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:43

I would recommend tourists to visit at least Old Tbilisi, Sameba and Botanical garden while travelling in Tbilisi, Georgia.