Write a Letter to your Neighbours to Say Goodbye and Thank Them for Their Help During your Stay

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You are moving home. Write a letter to your neighbours to say goodbye and thank them for their help during your stay.

In your letter,

  • explain how they helped you
  • say what you will miss the most about the area where you lived
  • invite them to visit you at your new home

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………….,

IELTS GT Writing Task 1 – Sample Answer:

Dear Mr and Mrs Albert,

After living in this nice neighbourhood for around three years, I am finally moving to Georgetown – my hometown where my parents live, next month. I am writing to show my gratitude for everything you have done for me and say goodbye.

I will never forget how you had been by my side whenever I needed someone to support me emotionally or with something. I still remember how you took me to the hospital on a cold November mid-night when I got sick. Your constant friendship, support and mentorship helped me tremendously.

Perhaps I will miss friendly neighbours like you the most. I will also miss the opportunity to join the exciting picnic in your backyard. Those are the memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. 

I would be equally glad and grateful if you kindly visit my new house in Georgetown sometime in March. It will mean a lot to me.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Campbell