General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 63 - You will move to a new city for work

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You will move to a new city for work. You know some people who live there.

In your letter: 

     » Ask them for help finding accommodation
     » Tell them where you would like to live
     » Tell them the type of place you are looking for

You should write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Annie, 
How are you doing? It’s been a while since we have spoken to each other. I have a good news to share; I will be moving to London to take a new job that I have been offered. I will reach London on 15th of Jan.
As you know, I have never been to London before, so I was hoping if you could help me in finding accommodation. Though, my company has arranged a studio apartment for initial 1 week, but I will have to vacate the place after that.
My preference would be to live closer to my workplace, which is in central London, as it would save lot of travelling time and if I could get something near tube station and market place would be great. I am mostly looking for a studio apartment. If studios are not available, I would not mind sharing a flat with single girl. But the apartment should be spacious with good ventilation. My budget is around 500 pound per month. Do you think I will get something in that budget?
Looking forward to meeting you soon.
[ by Preeti] 

Sample Answer 2:

Dear Justin,

Hope this letter will find you in good health. I am writing this letter to let you that I got a new job in your city and I would be working with Optus from next month. My joining date is 1st June 2014. As you know I am new to that place so I will seek your help in finding accommodation.

My office is in Macquarie Park Sydney, I shall look for an apartment of single bed room. It would be fine if it has attached bathroom and a small kitchen area. My basic requirement is, it should not be much far from my work place, and 15 to 20 minutes’ walk is ok for me. I would like to live somewhere new, so something in modern apartment block would be great.

I am too worried about the place; therefore please help in searching accommodation.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

[ by Namrata]
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+1 # Nisha Sangwan 2016-02-16 11:08
Dear Paul,

Hope you are doing great. It's been so long since I last wrote you and you have been silent from your end as well. I want to share a good news with you - I got a new job with attractive package, benefits and better career prospects and will be moving to your city next month.

I want some help from you before moving to this city related to finding a place to live in. I want to reside near south Delhi. My office is in south Delhi centre area, so I want a place close to my office. Even my children’s school will be near my office. So I think this location would ideal for me and my family. I heard many times that traffic is a big problem in Delhi, so I believe staying nearby my office and children’s school would be the perfect solution to avoid traffic problems.

Furthermore, I would prefer to rent a flat with two bedrooms, one kitchen, one guest room and a large hall. However, I would like to have a flat with amenities such as playground, parking area and of course full time security.

I am sure you will help me out to find a good accommodation so that I can settle down quickly. I will inform you shortly my date of arrival.

Best regards,
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