You need to move to a city that you have never visited before

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have been offered a job that will require you to move to a city that you have never visited before. You have an acquaintance, in your letter explain your situation, say why you feel unsure about living in the city; ask some questions about life in the city.

You should write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer:
Dear Femi,

I am writing to inform you that I have been offered a job in Lagos. I will be the medical officer in the new oil company there. I am interested in the job because the payment is really high, the job opportunity will enhance my career and the other benefits and allowances are difficult to turn down. As you already know that I have never been to Lagos and I am skeptical about relocating to that city. Since you have been living in Lagos for many days I believe you can help me with some information that will help me decide whether or not to accept this job offer.

To begin with, I would like to know about the standard of living, the security level, availability of quality schools, state of electricity and the social life in Lagos. All these factors will help me to determine whether I will take up this appointment or not because they will clear my uncertainty to an extent.

I will be glad if you can answer my questions and reply this letter with responses. I will be looking forward to seeing you if I eventually decide on taking up this appointment.


Yours faithfully,

[ Written by – Segun ]