Write a letter to an English-speaking friend and explain why you have moved

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Laura,

It is always a great pleasure for me to write letters to you and let you know my updates. Hope, this letter will find you in sound health. I am writing to let you know that at last we have found the house we were looking for! As we discussed earlier, we could not just go living in bedroom apartment now that John and Catharine are growing up. They needed separate rooms. We started looking for suitable residence for us. One thing led to another and finally we found the home, as if it were tailored for us.

I am certain that you will like it very much. We have one master bedroom, two bedrooms, one guest room and a servant quarter. Its kitchen and bathrooms are equipped with modern facilities. In addition to this, the swimming pool and the very nice garden add an extra dimension. Kids are very happy because they can play in the garden. I observed that most of the time they play unstructured games and you know that it is very conducive for developing kid’s motor skills.

However, it would be great fun if you spend this weekend with us. I know you love swimming and we can have a barbecue in the garden.

Waiting for your response. Keep tune.