IELTS Letter Band 8 Sample 3

Formal Letter for asking Information


You are going on a short training course at a training centre in Sydney.  You need somewhere to live while you are there.  The course information brochure says that accommodation is being organised by the training centre’s Accommodation Manager, John Long.
 Write a letter to the accommodation manager at the training centre. In your letter:
 *   explain your situation
*   describe the accommodation you require
*   say when you will need it
 Write at least 150 words.
 You do NOT need to write any address.


Dear Mr.Long,

I am writing in connection with my upcoming training course at your center in Sydney and am hoping that you will be able to assist me with my accommodation. I will be there attending the Brain- Based Learning program for a period of three weeks from July 2nd to July 22nd, 2014.

As I am somewhat older than most of the other participants, and snore badly, I would like to know if you could find a private studio apartment for me, rather than my being in the shared apartments you are organizing.  It would be ideal if I could walk to the center each day, but if not, I would need access to public transport. I understand some of the events on campus finish quite late, so I would prefer not to walk in an unfamiliar neighborhood after dark.

In terms of my needs, all I require is a bed, a desk, a TV, an Internet connection, a kitchen, and a bathroom. My budget is around $1200 for the three weeks.

As I am not familiar at all with your city, I would appreciate it if you are able to help me find such an apartment.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Joe Smith