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GT Task 1:You have recently moved to a different house

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have recently moved to a different house. Now you would like to notify one of your English-speaking friends that you have moved to a different house.

Write a letter to this English-speaking friend.

In your letter:

  • explain why you have moved
  • describe the new house
  • invite your friend to come and visit

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………,

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Simmons,

Hope you’re doing great. I’m still relishing the pleasant memories we had together during our last trip – it was wonderful. I’m writing to let you know that we’ve moved into a house in Bath, a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England. I hope you would visit us soon.

As you know, my previous apartment was far away from my office and it was inconvenient both for me and Anna to commute a long distance daily. However, we could not shift our house considering Julie’s school location. This summer I transferred her to Kingswood School in Bath and moved here soon after. Now the daily commute is no longer a cause of concern for us.

We moved into this house at the beginning of February and we really like it. A small garden at the front makes it even more beautiful. We now have enough space to park 3 cars! It has five rooms, a lawn and two large balconies. The best part is that the area is quiet and surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. After living in a flat in a busy area for nearly 8 years, a spacious house seems like a dream come true.

I hope you would visit us soon as I’m really looking forward to having you and Linda with us for a few days. It will be fun.

Hope to meet you soon.

Warm wishes,


Sample Answer 2:

Dear Henry,

I know it would come to you as a surprise, but I’ve finally moved to a new house after living in my previous house for such a long time. Of course, it was not an easy decision for me, given how much I loved that house because of its proximity to a beautiful lake and animal sanctuary. But I needed to move out of it because its owner wanted to renovate it and then sell it to some corporate businesspeople at a very handsome profit.

Of course, the new house, which I moved in, is a great place since it is a lot more spacious than my previous house. Besides, the new house is built with some solid wood, which I really like, because it would help the house to keep at a comfortable temperature throughout the year.  So, it would mean that I’d have to spend a lot less money on the electricity bill to maintain a comfortable temperature at my house unlike the old one. Finally, it’s located in a beautiful neighbourhood.

So, come and visit me sometime, possibly next weekend. I believe you would also like my new house.

Warm wishes,


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