Letter Sample #138 – A friend is planning to move into your neighbourhood

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 138

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend of yours is planning to move into your neighbourhood. He/she has asked for your advice.

Write a letter to your friend advising him/her about the good and bad things about your neighbourhood. In your letter,

  • thank him/her for seeking advice from you
  • mention why he/she would enjoy living there
  • say what problems they might face there

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ………………..,


Model Answer:

Dear Fletcher,

It’s really good to hear from you after such a long time. I’m also really glad that you want to move into our neighbourhood, and I’d like to thank you for the fact that you have put your confidence in me in getting some good advice from my part before moving into the area where I live.

Of course, moving to a new place or neighbourhood is a big decision, but, fortunately, you don’t have to worry too much when moving to my neighbourhood, primarily because it’s a rather nice and quiet area, and has many amenities like parks, community halls, a gymnasium, a swimming complex and so on. The people are very friendly and this makes it a really great place to live in. Another thing which you’ll like here in the neighbourhood is that almost every house here has a large empty space around them so that you feel like you’ve enough privacy.

Having said that, however, my neighbourhood has some disadvantages also, and one such disadvantage is that shops and businesses are a bit farther away than what they normally should be if you’re walking. But, that shouldn’t be a problem for you since you own a car. I hope the information will help you make an informed decision about moving into the neighbourhood.

Take care and stay fine.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Fletcher

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