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GT Task 1: Town centres in your country all look very similar

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just read an article in a national newspaper which claims that town centres in your country all look very similar to each other. You don’t fully agree with this opinion.

Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. In your letter,

  • say which points in the article you agree with
  • explain ways in which your town centre is different from most other town centres
  • offer to give a guided tour of your town to the writer of the article

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Sample Answer: 

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have recently come across an article, published in your popular daily newspaper, which tried to shed some light on the looks of our town centres in our country. I am writing to thank you for the article, and express my opinion on that. 

No doubt, it was rather well-written, and I do agree with most of the points that were presented in the article. For example, I agree with the author when he says that the areas of most of the town centres have expanded over the years. I also agree with the fact that the number of parking spaces in and around the city centres has become relatively low.

However, I do not agree with the author when he claims that city centres in our country, pretty much, look the same. For instance, my city centre looks different since it has managed to preserve many of its old buildings, unlike many other city centres. But, if the author of the article does not believe what I am saying here about my city centre, I would be more than happy to give him a guided tour so that he can witness this fact and get some more insight about it.

Yours faithfully,

Morris Buchanon.

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