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Sample letters to a friend in English - How I spent the summer


Here you can find samples of letters to a friend about vacations, free-time activities, week-ends, picnics, all kinds of journeys and hiking trips, and the like. In these letters people share their vivid impressions and feelings. 

Sample letter to a friend in English № 1

Dear Michael,
   Thank you for your recent letter. It is so wonderful to hear from you! I am very glad that you had a good vacation.
   As for me, I also spent a wonderful vacation. First, I lived with my parents in the garden. The weather was hot and I swam a lot with my friends. We played soccer and rode bicycles. 
   And in August we went to Cyprus with my parents. It is a large island in the Mediterranean with a wonderful climate. We swam in the sea and were lying in the shade of huge eucalyptus trees. We traveled along the mountain paths and played tennis. Anyway, it was a memorable summer.
   How did your academic year begin? Are there newcomers in your class? Any new subjects?
   I’m sorry, I have to go to the sports section.
   All the best!

Sample letter to a friend in English № 2

Dear Paul,
Thank you for your letter. I'm so glad to hear from you.
It's great that you're on vacation in Italy.
You ask me how I spent the summer. I rested at a youth camp on the lake Chebarkul is located in Chelyabinsk region in Russia. I can not say that the summer was very hot, but at the camp we had fun. We play games, play sports, go to the disco. As for me, I really liked the large and beautiful lake. Moreover, I had a lot of new friends!
And you have many friends? Who's best friend? Why are you friends with him?
Sorry, I must go. I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 3

Dear Paul,
Thank you for your letter. I'm happy to get it.
In your letter you ask me how I spent my summer. I think that most people spend the summer on the shores of ponds, swimming and sunbathing. As for me, I spent the summer with his grandmother in the village. We walked a lot in the woods, picking berries and mushrooms. I've seen a lot of wild animals and birds. Moreover, we met a large moose with huge antlers. I did not think that the forest is so interesting!
How did you start out? There are new lessons? You learn in school last year?
Sorry, I have to go now. Write back soon! 
Best wishes,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 4

Dear Ashley,
Thank you for your letter. It’s always a pleasure to receive your letters.
You asked me how I spent the summer. Well, it was not the best summer of my life. First, I caught a cold and was sick for two weeks. Because of this I could not go to a youth camp and I spent a month in a stuffy city.
Then the weather turned bad and again I had to stay home. Only in August, I managed to go hiking with friends. We had a lot of fun and sang songs around the campfire.
How is your new dog? Did it get used to you? What do you feed it?
Well, I’ve got to finish. It is now 11:00 pm, it’s time to sleep.

Take care of yourself,



Sample letter to a friend in English № 5

Dear Amina,
Thanks for you letter. Sorry for I haven’t written you for so long I was busy all this time. Well, I am very glad that you have passed all the exams! Congratulations! My holiday is over. I spent my holidays very well. I went out with my friends, read a lot of interesting books, watched tv, played computer games. I spent few weeks in a summer cottage with my grandparents. I helped my granny with the garden, watered plants, and gathered fruit and vegetables. Also I was fishing with my grandfather. I enjoyed floating by boat, swiming in the river and helping my grandparents. During my summer holidays I made many new friends, read a lot of useful things. Now I feel ready to get back to school. I am happy to meet my friends and teachers. What about you? How did you spend your holidays? Did you like it? Sorry, I have to go. I must help my mum.
Best wishes,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 6

Hi Mark,
    It's always nice to get your letters! I am really happy that you had a great holiday. I think I'd enjoy travelling, but I've never travelled abroad.
    I usually go to my summer house not far from Moscow. I spend summers there swimming in a river, playing with my friends and enjoying the nature. I have a wonderful garden with different flowers. It's usual for Russians to grow vegetables and fruit at summer houses but I never do it!     You asked about the type of holidays I like. Well, let's say I don't like lying on a river bank doing nothing. I prefer working in my garden and hiking.
    You mentioned taking French classes. What made you take them? Do you think French is difficult? When are you going to start? 
Write soon,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 7

Dear Michael,
   Thank you for your letter. So wonderful to hear from you.
   In your letter you asked me how I spent my summer. I had a great this summer. First I went to a youth camp, which is located only a short distance from Kaluga on scenic Lake. We have a lot of sunbathing and swimming in the lake, playing soccer, dancing in the evening, etc. Ive made lot of good friends.
   Then, the second half of the summer I held a at the grandmother in the garden. The garden is located near a large forest. We went hiking, picked mushrooms and berries and bathed in a wide river.
   However, I already want to school, I miss my school friends.
   Sorry, I must go. I will write to you soon again!
   All the best,


Sample letter to a friend in English № 8

Dear Sarah,
   Thank you for your recent letter. It was great to hear from you!
   You asked me to tell you how I spent the summer. Well, I spent this summer very well. Our family was invited to visit our relatives who have a house in Spain in the suburbs of the city of Barcelona. We spent almost a month traveling around the country. By the way, I learnt a little Spanish.
   We have a lot of sun and swimming in the warm sea. We visited the Salvador Dali museum and Barcelona Zoo. We watched «Singing Fountain» and the botanical garden Gaudi. As for 
me, I liked the water park with dolphins.
   I must go now, my mother is waiting for me. I will write to you soon again.
   Take care,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 9

Dear Anna,
How are you? Ran out of my summer vacation. I think you would like to know everything about my holiday. There are many countries I visited. Here are some of them Poland, Deutchland Germany and other. My holidays started in June. I visited many interesting places, different museums, beautiful cities. I saw Sikstinska Madonna in the Dresden museum . It is the masterpiece and I would like visit it again.
See you soon!

Sample letter to a friend in English № 10

Dear Sam,
Thank you very much for your letter, it is very nice.
This summer was a memorable one. In June, I went to a school camp. It was very interesting. There we were getting ready for the upcoming exams, went to the pool, a library, an exhibition hall, visited the archive, which stores old letters, newspapers, magazines, books on the Great Patriotic War.
July was the most memorable month. I spent it in Krasnodar with relatives. The weather was wonderful. All day long we swam in the Black Sea, sunbathed, examined the local attractions, visited the museum, cinema and a huge gift shops. The sea was so good I did not want to leave it.
August I spent at home. I finally managed to read the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s  "Favorites". I also began to learn Spanish. This language is very beautiful. In the evening, I was walked with friends, together we are having fun.
Tell us more about your visit to Crete.  What was the most unforgettable? What did you eat in the local restaurants?
I look forward to your next letter.
Lovingly yours,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 11

How are you? It is the end of my summer holidays. I think you would like to know everything about my holiday.
This summer was unforgettable for me. I was in Gelendzhik. In my opinion, there’s nothing like the Russian resorts. There were different kinds of entertainment there. I liked water scooters the most. There was nothing to do all day except for taking sunbathes and swimming. Every day we walked around a town and rode on an excursion.

Sample letter to a friend in English № 12

Dear Mary,
I was very glad to receive your letter and thank you for it. In my letter I want to talk about my summer holidays.
This summer I spent much time with family and friends.
Summer was very hot, so I went to the river to bathe and sunbathe. Every night I went out with friends, we had fun.
July started with the events of the standard Open-2013 which I visited with friends. At this festival we have listened to good music, saw a game of beach tennis and took photos with our idols.
Later I’ve spent much time in the country, collecting summer berries.
During those 3 months I read many interesting books, found new friends, and just had a good time.
On the 1st of September I came to school and I met my classmates whom I missed a lot. I started the new school year with a good attitude and a desire to gain new knowledge.
Your friend, Natasha


Sample letter to a friend in English № 13

Dear Alice,
Your letter from London interested me very much. It reminded me of the time I was there several years ago. 
I spend my all my weekends at the beach. I am getting a nice tan and you can no longer say I am paler than you. I've been playing volleyball and swimming.
On the weekdays I work. I got a job at McDonald's coffee shop and I work there is a manager of the hall. We feed people delicious, and they happily smiling to us. The pay isn't too great but I love the job.
I think the summer's been going well for you too.  Would you like to meet up some time before school starts?
Your friend,

Sample letter to a friend in English № 14

Hi Roger,
How are you? I am writing to tell you about my summer. It has really been fun. I went to a children's camp on the Black Sea. We are there a lot of swimming andsunbathing. We played a lot in football. 
Next week I am going on a trip with his friends. I hope you are having a fun summer, too.
Your friend,



Sample letters to a friend in English