IELTS Writing Sample Answer | letter to a friend

Cambridge IELTS 8 Practice Tests General Writing Test A Sample Task 1 Answer

Writing task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently moved to a different house. Write to an English-speaking friend. In your letter
  • explain why you have moved
  • describe your new house
  • invite your friend to come and visit

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Sample IELTS Task 1 Answer:

Dear Jonathan,

I hope you and your family are well. I just wanted to let you know that I've moved. As you know, the house I was renting was far from where I'm working at the moment and to be honest the daily commute was becoming really tiresome. I've managed to find a nice house to rent near to my company. I think you’ll love it.

It's a two-bedroom house, about five years old so it's nice and modern. Thankfully it's fully furnished so I didn't need to buy any more furniture. It's got a great terrace and quite a decent sized garden so I'll be stringing up a couple of hammocks this weekend for sure.

It’d be great if you and Jenny could come and visit sometime, maybe this summer. We haven’t seen each other for what seems like ages. You can stay here if you want, there’s plenty of space for both of you.

Write me soon and tell me what’s new with you. I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,