Home » Model answer for giving & asking for information

Model answer for giving & asking for information

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You will soon start a new job and need to move to another city for work. You have a friend who already lives there.

Write to your friend. In your letter

• talk about your new job and reasons for the move
• request help in finding somewhere to live
• tell them what kind of accommodation you are looking for

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:


Dear Jamie,

I am writing to you with some very exciting news. I have recently been offered a new job which I have decided to accept and this means that I will be moving to Perth to take up the position. I will be working for the same company, but the job is a promotion for me and I will be involved in setting up a new office. I am really looking forward to it.

Of course, I now need to find somewhere to live and I was wondering if you know anything about the best way to find a reasonably priced house? Since I don’t really know many people over there, I thought that I would look into sharing a house or apartment rather than living on my own as it would be a good way of getting to know new people and it would also be cheaper.

It would be really great if you have any advice or information. Do you think you could let me know as soon as possible?

Thanks so much!

See you soon,