An email giving holiday advice

An email giving holiday advice

Learn how to write an email to give holiday advice.

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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.

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Submitted by Iordache Constantin on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 19:46

Since I live in the city of Iași, Romania, I would recommend visiting the Palace of Culture as well the Palas Mall, which is just at a few steps away. The city can be defined as being modern and classic in the same time: glass buildings in contrast with old tramways imported from Germany, architectural wonders next to theb beige communist's buildings. As for food, you can find traditional food in many places throughout the city, including in the Palas Mall's food court. Do you want to go shopping? You have stores everywhere. Do you want nature? The botanical garden is waiting you. If you want a place full of modernism and classicism, Iași is a must-see place.

Submitted by Min Htet Kaung on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 00:52

Does the sentence "we arrive on 12 May for a week" mean "we arrive on 12 May and stay for a week"?

Submitted by Min Htet Kaung on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 00:46

As I am now in Japan, so I want to invite you to visit Japan. Now as the season of Japan is winter, it is very cold. If you like to do skiing, it is the best time to visit Hokkaido. At there, there is a tunnel which is constructed across the beneath of the sea. For place to stay in, there are two kinds of places in Japan; hotels and Japanese-style inns. I'd recommend staying in Japanese-style inns to get a new experience. Even though, I haven't had foods which can be ordered in these inns, I have heard those are delicious. As for me, the Japanese box lunch called bento which can be bought easily in every convenient store and supermarket are more suitable. Although they are a little cheap, they fit my taste.

Submitted by Ellie Kim on Sat, 09/01/2021 - 14:55

Hi NiNi, How are you these days? We haven't met since your birthday. I have heard that you are staying in Korea for work. So, I am going to plan to visit Korea next week. If you have a time, take me around Seoul. If you won't, tell us about the place where should we go, recommend street foods we should try. I trust you so I didn't plan anything. I also bring our traditional foods for you. See you next week. Ellie. P.s- Don't say me "No". You go along with my adivce.

Submitted by Elham Barakat on Tue, 05/01/2021 - 17:05

Hi, Kate I hope you are well. Lovely to hear that you and your family are there in Egypt. I am sorry for not be there now. But I will recommend places to enjoy your first trip to Egypt. The pyramids, cruise-in Nile, Alexandria Library, Sant Catherine, the Red Sea and Khan ElKhalily. About the food, Egypt is famous for kosher, Molokhia, stuffed food and many other types of foods. I recommend eating from street markets. Sometimes it is delicious. I hope we meet very soon. Elham P.s. this is a telephone number of my relative 01018503592 for any help.

Submitted by Angelopolis on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 13:34

My city is Ciudad de Mexico there are a lot of places must-see museums, gardens, buildings etc... I recommend to book a hotel in the center of the city to visit the Chapultepec castle it's worth you will surprise with that building
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Submitted by danisep on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 02:24

The only thing I could recommend is don't come here, this is a boring city. The only interesting matter here are women, this country and obviously my city are filled with gorgeous women. I'm kidding, this city is surrounded by old and beautiful towns and is on the border so you could know two countries at a time.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 07:24

I live in a small town in Lower Saxony in Germany and There aren't a lot of must-see attractions around the city. But if someone will come one day here, I would recommend seeing the marine castle. This place is worth going to.

Submitted by YaMaCa on Sun, 27/09/2020 - 20:10

Hi Nico I am glad you are coming to Olten. We are living near to this city, so, we meet around. I suggest you to visit one of the castles, is a must-see place. You will love to eat over there. The Zermat mountain is worth, you will enjoy the amazing view. See you soon. Sandra