General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 29 - Letter to the college giving your accommodation requirements

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are going to study in a college in the UK next year. You would like to stay in a college Hall of Residence.

Write a letter to the college giving your accommodation requirements. You should outline what your room and food needs are and also ask what alternatives are available if they cannot provide what you want.

» You should write at least 150 words.
» You do NOT need to write your own address.

Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir/Madam;

I am Johnny who will join your college next year and I am writing to you to reserve a dorm in advance because I prefer to stay in a college Hall of Residence.

According to the dorm introduction on the college website, I would like to choose the two-beds room on the third floor with air-conditioner and laundry machine if there is still any vacancy. If all of them are reserved, it is fine for me to get the three or four beds room as well, but the air-conditioner and laundry machine are indispensable as they are the foremost factors I would consider.

As I am a vegetarian, I would like to know if the college provides food for people like me.  If this kind of food is unavailable, would you tell me any restaurant near the college can provide? I will really appreciate if you can share that information with me.

Looking forward to your reply!
Yours sincerely

[ Written by - Johnny Quan ]
Model Answer 2:


I have just recently been awarded a place at your esteemed college and I now write with respect to my accommodation requirements for my first initial year.

As I will not know anyone at the College, I would like to spend my first year in a Hall of Residence so that I can meet people in this place. I would prefer the Hall to be a single sex female-only hall and with the full board so that I won't have to worry about cooking for myself. In addition,  require a vegetarian choice as I am vegetarian. If there are no halls offering the above then I would be satisfied in a hall with kitchens so I can cook. Additionally, I would not like to share my room and I would prefer en suite facilities if you have halls offering this.

Thanking you for your assistance in advance, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Lee Harper.

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0 # Zahid 2015-08-17 09:16
Dear Sir,
I am a student of Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Last month I was being selected to get enroll myself in the course-" Technique to Data Collection" at your university. I am writing this letter about my accommodation and some other factors there.

As a commoner, I prefer to stay at Hall of Residence to avoid any inconvenience related to my accommodation there. I wish to stay with the group of students, as I can get some basic information there. Personally, I have to bear all of my expenses. So it is a matter of my tension. If possible, you can arrange food facility with accommodation. So far I know, food at a restaurant is very costly. Some of my friends there suggest me to stay with a family. They argue that it will reasonably cheap and also enhance my speaking capability to speak English. It is up to you, which option I should prefer. As you know the course is critical, I request you, if possible, arrange my accommodation with the same group of students. Then I will get some basic guidelines. Finally, I request you to provide a city guided map and any publication describing the lifestyles of the inhabitants there. Please let me know the cost mentioning the type of accommodation.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely yours,
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