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 dont 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 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,


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