Letter Sample #30 – You will move to a new city to start a new job

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 30

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You will move to a new city to start a new job. You know some people who live there.

Write a letter to someone you know there. In your letter:

  • ask for his/her help to find an accommodation
  • tell him/her where you would like to live
  • say the type of place you are looking for

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Mr / Dear Mrs….,


Model Answer:

Dear Mr Steven,

Hope this letter finds you in good health. Recently, I have been offered a job in New York City, and I will move there in a couple of weeks. I am hoping that you can help me find a suitable accommodation before I arrive there.

My office is located near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I would like to live close to my office to avoid daily long commuting. I am hoping that you can lend me a hand to find an accommodation for me in that area. If possible, I would like to be in a neighbourhood where the market, library, restaurant and gymnasium are close by. As I do walk every morning, it would be great to live near a public park too.

I will be looking for a small flat with a bedroom and a kitchen, rather than a large house, as it is just going to be me. If the flat is shared, I need a private bathroom and do not want to share the flat with more than 4-5 people. Anything in a modern apartment block would be great as I prefer living in a new flat.

Thank you in advance for your help. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Bruce Mathers

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