General Writing Sample Task 1 #55


  • You can deal with the points in the letter in any order, though the question is not designed to confuse students and the points are put in what seems a logical order.
  • You will lose mark if you donít mention all the points as you will be considered not to have answered the question completely.
  • When you explain your situation, you must give (or invent) more details about yourself.
  • It is not necessary to give a complete description of the type of accommodation you need Ė just your basic requirements in order to orientate the accommodation officer. However, you can take the opportunity to show some of the vocabulary you know.
  • You should give the dates when you will need the accommodation.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are going on a short training course at a collage in Greenmount, Northern Ireland. You need somewhere to live while you are there.

Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In your letter,

  • explain your situation
  • describe the accommodation you require
  • say when you will need it

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Ms Rose,

Complete the sample letter

Dear Ms Rose,

I am a 26-year-old farmer and agronomist Pakistan, and I have been accepted to a one-month training course at Greenmount Agricultural College starting next January.

I would be grateful You could either find me accommodation for the month or give me a list of addresses I could write to. I would like, if possible, to a room in a family house because I would like the to practice my English at the same time. I will need a room with a bed and a table that I can study there also. If , I would prefer a room near the college since I will be in Greenmount for a short time and I will not have time to learn my way around.

I will need the accommodation five weeks from 28th December to the 3rd February as I would like to arrive a few days before the course begins.

Could you also tell me how much accommodation of this kind will cost and whether the price meals?

I look forward to from you.

Yours sincerely,