Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In your letter:
- explain the situation
- describe the accommodation you require
- say when you will need it
Dear Ms. Chen,
I have been accepted on a short Management training course offered by your college. The course runs for three months and as I will be arriving directly from Vietnam I will need somewhere to stay during this period.
This is the first time I will be travelling to Christchurch so ideally I would prefer the accommodation to be centrally located and as close to the college as possible so that I may walk to classes. A small furnished studio would suit my needs. I would also like all the bills to be included in the rent price. Internet access is vital for my studies so the flat should provide this.
My course begins on the 10th of October and I expect to be in New Zealand a week earlier. Although the course runs until the 10th of December I plan to experience Christmas in Christchurch so my flight has been booked for the 29th.
I hope you will be able to find suitable accommodation for me and I look forward to receiving the housing contract.
Question taken from Cambridge Instant IELTS p. 106