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General Writing Sample Task 1 #50

Writing Tip

The instructions will ask you to write about three points. You must not leave out any of the points or add irrelevant material or you will lose marks. Your letter must be paragraphed Ė for example, a paragraph on each point and a concluding paragraph with a suitable ending. You do not need to include any postal addresses.

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.

  • 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. Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir,

Model answer

Dear Sir,

I wanted to let you know that I am coming to live in (city) 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, like a supermarket and a DVD rental place. As I really love sports it would be great to be near a park too.

Iím 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 wonít 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 doesnít 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

(206 words)


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