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 Ehsan on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 06:05

There are many must-see places near where I live. some of those are Shah Goli, Tabriz roofed market that is the biggest roofed market in the world and Recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, Maqbaratoshoara, Kandovan historical and tourist village, museums, forests and ...
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Submitted by Red Sus on Mon, 31/05/2021 - 03:38

Hi Janet! I’m so excited to hear you coming to my hometown this summer. There are a lot of places and exciting activities your family can enjoy while staying here. First, you should definitely visit the Imperial City, it’s very very special because it used to be the King’s place. And since your family travels together, Back Ma National Park is another great place to escape from the heat. There are swimming holes, waterfalls, and cable ropes in the middle of the jungle. Your family will love it. As for food, there’s a lot! You can get some famous foods like Pho or Bun bo Hue, I bet you heard about them before but haven’t tried the original taste. After that, my sister and I will give you a “special local cuisine tour” to eat all the delicious food at local prices, you guys don’t want to miss it. Can't wait to see you all!

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Sun, 25/04/2021 - 14:29

I live in one of the largest cities in the world. There is a lot to know here: music, theather, gastronomy, museums, parks! There are many must-see attractions here.

Submitted by YED on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 04:30

Hi Nath! How are you? Lovely to hear from you and how exciting that you're coming! In Paris, it's worth visiting the Louvres Museum and garden, then walk until Jardin des Tuileries. The Sacre coeur cathedral and is area is a must-see place . I'd recommend you as well the DisneylandParis park A place to go absolutely is th Champs Élysées, it s a large avenue with famous shops, yo can then go to the Eiffel Tower . You can also go with your children to the zoo, on the South of Paris. Can't wait to see you all!

Submitted by Gao on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:07

Here are some recommendations for anyone who wants to visit Sai Gon. You should book hotel in District 1. It is a great area to stay in as it's right next to many must-see attractions. Sai Gon Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, Musiums are all located in districst 1. You should definitely check them out. There is a street named Bui Vien. Local people call it Western street because lots of western tourist come there, drink beer, enjoy food, music and Sai Gon atmosphere at night. It will be a fun, interesting and unique experience. As for food, there's quite a variety here. I'd recommend trying Pho and Banh Mi, they are both really typical foods. You can also eat well and cheaply at Ben Thanh street markets. Welcome to Sai Gon after Covid.

Submitted by sauvage on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 03:43

Hello there! I live in Shymkent. It is north of the Kazakhstan. We have many sightseeing places around the city e.g. parks, zoo and buildings. Also I would recommend historical places like Mausoleum Of Yassawi, Aisha Bibi, Arystan Baba. Mausoleum Of Yassawi is included for a list of UNESCO. In the north of Kazakhstan weather and nature is wonderful. You can find some Mountain resorts and beaches there.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 00:40

I would recommend for tourists to visit the world famous and historical city of London in the UK. London is very beautiful and attractive for tourists. There is a big museum and special art gallery. The large parks, the river Thames and the London eye is most lovely for tourists of any age. There are big and beautiful sports grounds. There are different kinds of birds houses. Safari zoo is most attractive for tourists. The restaurants and food streets are famous for high quality and standard of foods and drinks. The under ground trains system is so amazing. The shopping malls, cinema halls, theatre, beach, London bridge and much more.....for tourists.

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"?