IELTS Writing Task One #3

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently moved to a different house.

Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter

  • explain why you have moved
  • describe the new house
  • invite your friend to come and visit

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:


model answer:

Dear Thomas,

I am writing to let you know that at last we have moved to a bigger house. We just couldn’t go on living in the two-bedroom bungalow now that the twins are growing up and the new baby has arrived. So we started looking- and one thing led to another and finally here we are in our new home.

I’m sure you’ll like it. We have three bedrooms now, and a very modern bathroom and kitchen. The kids are happy because there is much more space with the big living room and the garden outside. But Daniel is the happiest of all because he doesn’t need to do much decorating.

Why don’t you come round this weekend and see what you think of our new place? We would all love to see you and if the weather is good we can have a barbecue in the garden.

Our new address and phone number are below, so give us a call and let us know when to expect you.

Lots of love,


(174 words)