Arranging Accommodation (semi-formal)
You are being sent on a one-month work assignment in San Francisco, California. You need a place to stay while you are there. Write a letter to the Maury Samson Real Estate Agency. In your letter:
- explain the situation
- describe the kind of accommodation you would like
- provide the dates you will need it
- Begin your letter as follows: Dear Mr. Samson,
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Dear Mr. Smith,
I am writing to you in connection with the accommodation which I need to rent in the near future.
First of all, I want to mention that I will arrive in San Francisco on the 1st of July and I will stay there for a month. In relation to this, I need to rent a comfort room near downtown. Actually, it can be not only a room but also a basement. A quiet place and suitable location are the main factors. But it is also important to emphasize that I do not like noisy places and companies. As a result, I want a room in a house without young students and a night club near the house is also not a variant for me.
As I said earlier, I am going to visit the city in July and, consequently, I want to get accommodation from the 1st to the 31st of July next summer. I am totally sure that you can find for me several great variants and I will have an opportunity to chose the best of them.
Thank you for your time and I am looking forward to your reply.
WRITING TASK 1 (informal)
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Last month you had a holiday overseas where you stayed with some friends. They have just sent you some photos of your holiday.
Write a letter to your friends. In your letter:
- thank them for the photos and for the holiday
- explain why you didn't write earlier
- invite them to come and stay with you
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any address.
Begin your letter as follows:
I am writing to you in connection with the holiday that I have spent with you and our common friends.
First of all, I want to emphasize that we spent that time in an excellent way and I will remember this holiday for all my life. I want to give thanks to you for all the photos that I have got. They are absolutely beautiful and it is a pleasure for me that plenty of the remarkable events were captured in the funniest way.
I was going to write to you earlier but, unfortunately, I was totally busy and it was difficult to find a free minute to send you a letter. But on the other side, these photos gave me a great chance to find this minute and, as a result, I want to invite you to be a guest in my house in July next summer. You can be confident that I will provide an amazing holiday not only for us but also for all our company of friends. Please, give me a response as soon as possible because I need to arrange my summer schedule in the near future.
I am looking forward to your reply.