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You Would Like to Rent Out an Extra Room to a Student

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Task

You have an extra room in your apartment and would like to rent it out to a student.

Write a letter to the university council officer. In your letter:

  • describe your apartment and the facilities available
  • mention why you want to rent out the room
  • say what kind of tenant you would prefer

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Letter

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to you about renting one room to a student. I know that students’ accommodation is under the control of the council officer. I hope you can help us.

My friend and I are studying at the University at the faculty of Economics. We are renting an apartment near the main University building on 64 Elm Street. It is a large apartment with three separate bedrooms, shared living room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. It is a very bright and quiet flat which is the best place to prepare for exams or relax after classes. There is a grocery store, restaurant and café nearby. The house has a shared laundry room on each floor. The apartment is located on the fourth floor. All windows overlook the courtyard. My friend and I occupy two bedrooms, but the third bedroom is free. It may be utilised by another student who is prepared to take on one-third of our rent payments.

A very nice apartment, but a bit expensive for us. We decided to share it with another student. That way we can reduce our monthly payment and maybe find a new friend. Permission from the owner of the house to sublet has been received. We are looking for a neat, quiet student who likes to study like us. He shouldn’t smoke, have pets, or plan parties without our consent.

I await your reply. This is a wonderful room for a student. If you have any questions you can write to me at this address or call +12345678.

With regards,

Slava

Vocabulary

  • accommodation – a room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay
  • consent – permission for something to happen or agreement to do something
  • courtyard – an unroofed area that is completely or partially enclosed by walls or buildings, typically one forming part of a castle or large house
  • faculty – a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge
  • neat – habitually tidy, smart, or well organized
  • overlook – have a view of from above
  • sublet – lease (a property) to a subtenant

Sources of information was used for preparing this article:

  1. IELTS Mentor

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