IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

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

You are due to move into a rented apartment next month but you will not be able to because you have some problems. 

Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter:
- explain your situation
- describe your problems
- tell him/her when you think you can move in

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am a 23-year-old Indian national, and I recently leased a house for six months from 1st November. I am writing to inform you that I cannot move in by the agreed date due to some unforeseen circumstances.

I currently work as a software developer for Amazon at Seattle, Washington. I have secured a new job in Minneapolis, and I am supposed to start on November 10th. Last week, when I was on my way home, a had an accident. Luckily, I did not have any major injuries. Nonetheless, I broke my right wrist and cannot type properly. I was recommended bed rest and adequate medical treatment. Therefore, I had to change my joining date to December 1st when I am expected to fully recover. This is the main reason that I cannot move in on November 1st. 

I can ensure that I can move in on December 1st if that is okay for you. I know that you are very considerate and can accommodate my request. I look forward to a positive response from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Doe.



Total Words: 170

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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