IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You live in rented accommodation which was recently damaged due to the bad weather.
Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:
– explain what caused the damage
– why you need him/her to fix the problem right away
– what needs to be done to fix it
You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Sample Answer 1:
Dear Mr Albert,
I am Rebecca Paula, a tenant at your Park view Residence, writing to let you know that last night’s storm broke a couple of windows at my apartment and those need to be fixed immediately.
I reside in flat 4B2 on the eighth floor with my family for the last one and a half years. The relentless storm and a heavy downpour last night damaged many dwellings in our area and it is unfortunate that a couple of windows in my apartment has been shattered. The electricity line is disrupting since then and the continuous chill wind is freely flowing in my apartment. This has become unbearable, especially for my mother-in-law and six years old daughter.
I want you to send someone to inspect how bad the broken windows are and how challenging it is to stay inside the flat. Please replace the windows as quickly as possible. You can contact a local vendor who provides such repair works. I will assist you in whichever way possible.
Sample Answer 2:
Dear Mr Noah,
Hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. I am a tenant at your Yorkshire Apartment Residence, and writing this letter with regard to extensive damages that were caused to my apartment last night because of a bad storm.
This bad storm, accompanied by a heavy downpour of rain continued for a significant period of time and was strong enough to smash the glass windows on the south side of my apartment. As a result, the cold wind has been entering my apartment continuously without any protection. Besides, the broken tree branches from the large tree, next to my apartment, have fallen on the electricity line of my apartment which has been continuously disrupting the electricity connection to my house since last night. As you know that such electricity disturbances can damage some of the electric appliances, which I use at my apartment, anytime.
Therefore, I would like to request you to send some maintenance or repair person to replace the smashed windows as soon as possible before my family freezes in cold. Please also contact the local electricity authority to move the broken trees off the electricity connection line to my apartment.
In case you need my assistance in any way, please just give me a call.