You want to sell some of your furniture - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 94

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You want to sell some of your furniture. You think a friend of yours might like to buy it from you.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

  • explain why you are selling
  • describe the furniture
  • suggest a date when your friend can come and see the furniture

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................

Model Answer 1:

Dear Johnson,

Hope all is well at your end. I am writing this letter to you because I have some furniture to sell, and I would rather have you buy them instead of some complete strangers.

I am trying to sell some furniture because I am planning to move to another city for some professional reason. I just don’t want to carry them all the way to that city because carrying them that far would most probably damage them. So, I thought that it would be a good idea to let you know about the furniture before I sell them, in case if you would feel interested to buy them.

Speaking of which, the furniture includes a few chairs, made of oak wood, a large dining table, made of mahogany tree, and a couple of sofa chairs. I think that you would like the furniture since they seem to be in good shape and condition. Besides, the prices are also reasonable.

So, please feel free to drop by my place, preferably sometime in the next weekend, so that you can have a look at my furniture and decide whether to purchase them or not.

Warm wishes,



Model Answer 2:

Dear Rajib,

Hope you are doing great. I'm writing to let you know that I have decided to sell some of my furniture. I will move to a new city soon and my new apartment is not big enough to accommodate all of my furniture. I thought you might be interested to buy some of the furniture I have planned to sell.

You know that I've recently been transferred to Rajshahi. It's great news for me because I have wished to live there for a long. However, there's a problem- the new flat is smaller than my current one and I will need to sell some of my furniture. More specifically, I want to sell my dining and sofa set.

Last month, you came to my house on the occasion of my younger daughter's birthday. I remember you inquiring about the dining table and the sofa set and I thought you might want to have those. Nevertheless, it's a large dining table including six chairs made of mahogany wood. Besides, the sofa I own is a modern fabric Scandinavian sofa set that was placed in my living room. I would rather sell the furniture to someone whom I know than an unknown person, and I'm willing to offer a reasonable price.

You can come anytime you want and inspect the furniture. If you feel that they are perfect for you, you can buy those. Don't worry about the price.

No more today, speak to you soon.

Warm wishes,


(Written by - Mohsin Ali)

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