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GT Task 1:You are studying a short course in another country

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are studying a short course in another country. Your accommodation was arranged by the course provider. But there is a major problem with the accommodation.

Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter,

  • say what the problem is
  • describe the accommodation you thought you were getting
  • ask the provider to solve the problem

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 am Graham Neelam, a participant in the Effective Recruiting Management Course that your university has organised. I am writing this letter to you to complain about some inconveniences that I am facing with the room that I was allotted to stay in during my course.

Before I joined the course, I applied for single-room accommodation in writing. I also mentioned that I would prefer to stay near the university, not far away from it. Unfortunately, I was given a shared room that I have been sharing with another student for the last couple of weeks. Moreover, it is at least 35 minutes walking distance from the building where our classes are conducted.

The room is not large enough to support the healthy living of two persons, and its ventilation system is dreadful. Fresh air and sunlight can hardly get in. The room is crowded with two beds, two desks, and it does not have adequate space. On top of that, my roommate has frequent visitors who often stay overnight. It interrupts my studies and privacy.

I thought I was getting a single room with enough sunlight and airflow and which would not be far away from the campus. Instead, a shared accommodation was arranged for me that has a poor ventilation system. So I would highly appreciate it if you could arrange for me a single and large room that has a proper ventilation system and enough airflow. The room I need should be conducive to healthy living and serious study.

I look forward to getting your support regarding this matter. Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Neelam.

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