IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

You will move to a new city for work. You know some people who live there.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
- ask them for help finding an accommodation
- tell them where you would like to live
- tell them the type of place you are looking for

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am very glad to inform you that I am moving to your city Mumbai for work. It is a great honor for me to receive this job opportunity in such a big city like Mumbai.

As I do not know the city, well it will be my first time visiting that place, I would request you to please lend me your support in finding an accommodation in Mumbai. It would be very convenient for me If I can get a place in the close vicinity to my office which is in Meera Road. I am looking for one-bedroom flat as I will be staying alone there, so renting a big apartment is not required. keeping the safety and security in mind, I would love to have a place in a nice complex where other people with families or maybe even bachelorettes  are living. Of course, a very important thing which needs to be taken care of is that the rent should be within my budget. As I will not be able to afford paying high rent now.

I would really appreciate if you can help me do all these as you are the person I can rely on. Looking forward to your response.

Thanks & Regards,


Total Words: 190

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7.5

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