You Recently Moved To A New House | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You have recently moved to a different house. Write a letter to an English speaking friend. In your letter:

  • Explain why you have moved
  • Describe the new house
  • Invite your friend to come and visit.

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Helen,

I’m just writing to let you know that I shifted to a new house two weeks ago.

I had been awaiting promotion for a long time and now I have been promoted as a branch manager in the newly opened branch of my company. The new office is a long way away from the house where I lived before. The long commute made me very tired and so I decided to move to a new place.

I’m now living in a fully furnished brand new house. It has a large living room, a modular kitchen, two cosy bedrooms and especially a spacious parking area. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden, which I love the most. The balcony is very attractive and it is the place where I relax after a long busy day. The rent is quite high; nevertheless, I am comfortable living here because of the easy access to office and other amenities.

So, when are we going to meet up? If you have time next weekend please come with your family. We will have lunch and spend some quality time together. You can also take a look at my new house.

See you soon.



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2 Responses

  1. Parvathy R says:

    Dear Nila,
    How’re you? Hope this letter finds you in good health and radiant energy. I’m writing to you to tell you that I’ve moved to new house with family.
    As I have already informed you, we were looking for a good apartment which is near to children’s school. Eva and Rohan always get tired after their long journey to school and we wanted a good house in downtown.
    I’m so glad that we were fortunate to find a dream house near to Mangattan street. The house is so lovely with a good view to the park from balcony. Also, it has an amazing garden as well as indoor swimming pool. The rooms are not only spacious but also furnished.
    I’m sure that you would like the house. Kids were asking about their favorite Aunt and they would be so happy to see you. Why don’t you pop round to our new home coming weekend?
    Take care and write back soon.
    Yours lovingly,

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