GT Writing Task 1: Sample 97 - Find another student to share the spare bedroom

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have rented a four-bedroom house, which you share with two other students. However, there are several problems with this house that need fixing. You also find it expensive and would like to find another student to share the spare bedroom.

Write a letter to the estate agency. In the letter

  • explain the situation
  • describe the problems with the house
  • say what you would like to happen

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a resident at your District Sign apartment, writing to notify you that the central heating system in our apartment is inadequate and our flat needs some renovation works. I am hoping that you would arrange to fix the issues urgently and let me take a new roommate to reduce the rent burden.

I have been living on the 7th floor in apartment B-702 for the last eight months. I have been sharing this apartment with two other students. However, we regret to say that the central heating system is ineffectual and this needs an immediate fix as the temperature is below 4 degrees now. Besides, minor dilapidation is visible in some parts of the flat and the damp bathroom needs some professional works. I am not sure when was the last time the flat got an inspection from the safety bureau and you should do that promptly. Finally, the flat needs a fresh touch of painting.

I would like to inform that we have a spare bedroom that we would like to rent out to a student. The rent we share is a bit expensive. I hope you would not mind if we take an extra flatmate to share the rent.

Yours faithfully,

Alfred Roan

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-1 # Shalini 2015-10-06 13:13
Please give me this type of letter samples.
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