GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 5
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You have recently moved to a different house.
Write a letter to an English-speaking friend. In your letter
- explain why you have moved
- describe the new house
- invite your friend to come and visit
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Model Answer 1:
It’s been ages since I’ve last heard from you. I hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits. By the way, the reason I’m writing is to let you know that we’ve moved to a nice apartment next to my office.
As you know, my old house was far away from my office, and therefore the commuting took long hours. This new apartment is great for us. The bedrooms are spacious and all the rooms have attached bathroom and balcony. Besides, we can enjoy many amenities including convenient underground car parking, a fitness centre, modern security, and an attractive courtyard for hosting the guests. In addition, our new apartment features a unique and affordable dining opportunity only steps away from the front door.
Well, what are you doing this weekend? Can’t you visit us on Sunday? It would be great fun to have you here. My new address is H10, Lakeshore Apartment, 1500 Rockmoor Avenue, Michigan.
Hope to see you this weekend. Keep in tune.
Lots of love,
Model Answer 2:
We have had a wonderful evening last March in your house. I cannot thank you more for having us in your house amid your busy schedule. I have recently moved to a new apartment in Belmont and would like you to visit us.
We have long been planning to move to Belmont where my daughters go to schools but could not do so due to the location of my office and David’s preference of the area. I had been transferred to the Belmont office last March and we thought this would be the best time we shift our house there.
We have moved to a large flat at Belmont and we are very happy with the view we get from the apartment. It has 3 bedrooms, a large dining area and a reading room. It is located on the 5th floor and we enjoy sufficient daylights and air flow. The kitchen is gorgeous! This is a perfect match for our needs and we are lucky to get it within our budget.
I would love to have you, Alex and your kids among us soon. Please make a schedule to visit us and I am sure we will enjoy it as much as we did last time.
You write an informal letter to someone you know well, whose first name you know and use, for instance, your friends.
You start such an informal letter as follows:
Dear John or
You sign-off such an informal letter as follows:
Best regards or
When you write to a friend, you should use the informal style of letter writing. Write- Dear (nickname)/ Dearest (nickname) and end your letter with the following style:
With lots of love, / Warm regards,
NB. Personal letters are informal letters. You can use some contractions in a personal letter but they should totally be avoided in semi-formal and formal letters.