General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 16 - You will move to a new city for work
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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.
Write a letter to someone you know 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.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
Sample Answer 1:
Sample Answer 2:
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.
Model Answer 3:
Dear Mr & Mrs John,
I wanted to let you know that I am coming to live in (...the city name...) and I would like to ask if you can help me with a few things before I arrive and start my new job.
Do you think you could give me a hand finding somewhere to live? Ideally, I would like to live close to where I am going to be working, or in the downtown district. If possible I would like to be near some shops, much like a supermarket and a DVD rental place. As I really love sports it would be great to be near a park too.
I’m not too worried about the place itself. Obviously, I will be looking for a flat, rather than a house, as it is just going to be me and I won’t be able to afford too much. So, a place with one bedroom is fine, but I would like to have a private bathroom (not shared), a kitchen and some kind of living room. It doesn’t matter if the kitchen is small, but it would nice to have one. I would prefer to live somewhere new, so anything in a modern apartment block would be great.
Thanks for your help.
(Approximately 209 words)
Sample Answer 4:
Dear Mr. Y,
Hope you are in the best of health.
As I informed you earlier via email that I will be moving to Saudi Arabia for a new job that I got in a Private company. I will arrive at Riyadh city in two weeks and will require your help to find a suitable accommodation as I have to join the company next month.
I would like to find an accommodation at some distance from my office location which is situated in the city centre as I don’t like to live in a populated area. The location, if possible, should have a park so that I can spend my free time jogging around.
I would like to live in an apartment or flat because it will be a bit cheaper than a bungalow which currently I won’t be able to afford. In the building, there should have the parking facility as I will be buying a car next month. Finally, I would like the building to have an indoor sports club to play sports during weekends.
I am sure you will help me out to find a good accommodation so that I can settle down quickly.
(by Mubashir Mehdi Noorani)