IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

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

Write a letter to 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.

Model Answer:


Dear Sir,

I am one of the students who would be pursuing the three month IT training course at the University of Minnesota in Greenmount, Nothern Ireland. I am writing to request accommodation during the course anywhere near the campus. 

I am looking for a single bedroom apartment. I specifically need in-house laundry. I am also good with a double bedroom apartment as long as there is a female roommate. However, I am not willing to share the place with undergraduate students. I prefer someone in post-doc level. Apart from this, I would like the roomie to be clean and organised. I prefer an apartment within walking distance of the campus, as I do not have a car.

I plan to move in early November. The dates of the coursework have been mentioned as November 25th to February 25th. Thus, I am requesting accommodation from November 1st to end of February, which is a total of four months. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Doe.


Total Words: 150

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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