IELTS Cambridge Book 16 Test 4 GT – Letter

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend has been offered a place on a course at the university where you studied. He/She would like your advice about finding a place to live.

Write an email to your friend. In your email:

  • describe where you lived when you were a student at the university
  • recommend the best way for him/her to look for accommodation
  • warn him/her of mistakes students make when choosing accommodation

Write at least 150 words.

Start with

Dear _________,

Answer – 

Dear Sam,

I’m just writing to give you some advice from my time there on finding the best place to stay in New Delhi during your degree course.

While I was there, I lived in South Delhi. This part of the city is famous for its exotic lifestyle, high-rise buildings, and shopping complexes. But, it’s also the most expensive area in the city, and very few students live there, as the cost of living goes through the roof.

I reckon the best way to find a place for you would be to look up on the University of New Delhi’s website because you can know about hostel prices. Also, you can find out if any PG is nearby from the website called “”, and then you can go over there in person to get a feel for what they’d be like to live in, and then take your decision.

The biggest blunder students make is they prefer to live in the posh part of the city, like I did. This isn’t advisable because, more often than not, you’ll end up broke and have to work extra to manage your living expenses. That said, don’t look for too cheap options either, or else you’ll be spending most of your time travelling, and it will negatively affect your studies.

Feel free to call if you have any doubts.

All the best,