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.

  • Ask them for help finding 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 Emily,

I hope you and your family are doing well. You must recall, I told you that I was applying for a diploma in Chemistry at Punjab College Lahore; well, I have been admitted for the Spring session. As you shared wonderful things about your city, I am really excited to finally come and live there. I am writing to ask for your help in finding me a suitable place to live while I am on the waiting list for the university hostel accommodation.

The university, as you know, is in central Lahore; therefore, I would like to rent out a place nearby so that commuting to the university will be easier. As I understand rents are quite high in that particular area, I would not mind sharing the place; however, I would definitely prefer a female roommate. Because the university administration has assured me that the hostel rooms will be available by the end of September, I will need to stay off campus for a maximum of two months.

Other than that I have no particular specifications. I would really appreciate your help in this matter. Let me know if you want anything from my hometown. Give my regards to your family.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,


Total Words: 214

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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