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  • Writer's pictureТимофей Милорадович

A letter on accommodation / IELTS Writing

Your friend has been offered a place on a course at the university where you studied. He/She would like your advice about finding a place to live.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

-describe where you lived when you were a student at the university

-recommend the best way for him/her to look for accommodation

-warn him/her of mistakes students make when choosing accommodation

Dear A,

How are you? Hope you would be having a good time. I'm writing to let you know about the accommodation and relevant details.

Five years back, when I was in university, there was no hostel facility on the campus; however, the nearby residential areas famously known as Housing Society had plenty of students hostels. So, I got a room in one of the hostels and believe me it was great.

Now, I have heard that a hostel on campus has been built; thus, I'd like you to first enquire about the vacant place there. If you succeed in getting a place there, It would be helpful because you'll have all the students from the same university. If not, then you should go to the student affairs officer because they have all the info about the nearby hostels for the students.

I'd recommend you to choose the one which is near to the campus because you'll be on time and not miss your class ; also, you should make sure that it's adjacent to public transport so that you don't spend more bucks on private cabs like Uber. Apart from this, avoid those expensive hostels which offer 3 times meals, TV halls or common rooms because you will rarely take advantage of these facilities.

Lastly, If you follow the aforementioned instructions, you'd save a lot of time, energy and money. Hope to see you soon.



7 Linking words, meeting the goal of 7 or more 1 Repeated words, meeting the goal of 3 or fewer 0 Mistakes

8 paragraphs 241 words 9 Overall Band Score

COHERENCE AND COHESION: 9.0 9 Structure your answers in logical paragraphs 9 One main idea per paragraph 9 Include greeting and closing 9 Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately 9 Vary your linking phrases using synonyms

LEXICAL RESOURCE: 9.0 9 Try to vary your vocabulary using accurate synonyms 9 Check your work for spelling and word formation mistakes

GRAMMATICAL RANGE: 9.0 9 Use a variety of complex and simple sentences 9 Check your writing for errors

TASK ACHIEVEMENT: 9.0 9 Answer all parts of the question 9 Use an appropriate tone


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