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, 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 a 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 wit a 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 with a single bedroom. 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 workplace, 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 05:08
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 have got a new job with an attractive package, lucrative benefits and better career prospects and I will move to your city next month.

I want some help from you before moving to this city and it is related to finding a place to live in. I want to reside near the South Delhi resident. 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 near my office and children’s school would be the perfect solution to avoid choking 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 and without much hassle. I will inform you shortly my date of arrival.

Best regards,
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