CELPIP Writing Sample Test Task 1: Writing an Email

Read the following information.

You are going on a short training course at a college in Toronto, Ontario. You need somewhere to live while you are there

Write an email to the accommodation officer at the college in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

  • explain your situation
  • describe the accommodation you require
  • say when you will need it

Dear Sir/Mam, Hello, my name is Ala, I am enrolled in your 6 months teaching training programme and I would like to enquire about the campus residency availability. As my study period is for half a year, I am looking for renting a one-bedroom bachelor accommodation with amenities. Additionally, I have a couple of preferences, such as a room on the lower floors, preferably either on the ground floor or the first floor. Furthermore, it would be fantastic, if it includes a small kitchen, as I intend to cook, also I am not a big fan of using common toilets, hence the attached bathroom in the room is required. Next, I would like to know, how much it would cost me and the payment schedules, also can I make monthly payments? if so is the online payment mode acceptable. As far as my stay is concerned, I would be requiring the living quarters from the 1st of February to the end of August 2020. Besides, if there are any changes in my study programme, I would be advising you in advance. I hope to receive your response and I thank you in anticipation. Regards, Ala