General Training Writing Task 1 Letter Example 1 - Moving to a new city for work

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In this example, we will look at an informal letter example.

An informal letter is the type of letter you would write to a friend or family member. First names are used, or family terms, for example; Dear mum, Dear Uncle Tom, Dear Dad, etc.

An informal greeting > Dear Sarah, My dear friend, Dear Aunt Clare

When signing off the letter, you can use - 'With best wishes' and 'With regards'. 'Hope to see you soon!' is a very informal way to close the letter.

For more infor mation on the letter structure, please visit this post on how to write an informal letter >


Letter Example 1

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Dear Lyn, 

How are you doing? It’s been a while since we have seen each other. I have great news to share with you, I got a job in London and will be moving there on the 20th June. As you know, I am not familiar with the city and would love it if you could help me to find somewhere to stay. The company have offered to assist me by booking a hotel for the first week of my arrival but after that, I will need a permanent residence. 

I would prefer to live close to my workplace, to save on the daily commute. It would also be convenient if it was situated near a tube station and local high street or shopping area. I know that this will be expensive as it is in central London, but I don't mind sharing a house or apartment with others.

I would be happy to share my living space with other professionals, or if it would be possible to live on my own in a studio apartment. My budget is around £800 per month, I hope that it will be possible to find something at that price, in a central location. 

Please get in touch and let me know if you can help me to find something. 

I look forward to seeing you again soon when I come to London.

With regards, 

Jenny


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This letter covers the three main points in the task about the accommodation.

It has been clearly organised with each key point being written about in a separate paragraph.

  • Paragraph 1 - Asks the friend for help in finding somewhere to stay.
  • Paragraph 2 - Tells the friend where she would like to live.
  • Paragraph 3 - Describes the type of place she is looking for.

The tone of the letter is informal and therefore appropriate as it is being sent to a friend (Hope you are doing well.....have a good catch up....see you soon!)

There is also evidence of a range of sentence structures, no grammatical or spelling errors.


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