General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 3 - Your neighbors have written to complain about noise

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your neighbours have recently written to you to complain about the noise from your house flat.

Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter explain the reasons for the noise apologise.
Describe what action you will take.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Model Answer 1:

Dear John,

Hope you are doing great. I'm extremely surprised to get a letter from you indicating that you're immensely annoyed to hear some sound, which is produced from my flat. Indeed, I've no idea that you'll be able to hear this enormous amount of sound.
However, as you know, some days ago, a glass of my window in the kitchen room was broken while some children were playing cricket in front of my flat. That is why I'm trying to refit the window in the evening time when I come back from office. It takes a long time because I have no experience on this work and it's still not finished.
Unfortunately, I thought that the sound will not reach to your home but it eventually did as per your claim. Since you have confronted many problems due to the noise, I apologise for this matter. Moreover, I promise this sound will no longer appear from today.
As the work is still not finished, I have decided that a professional worker will be called, who will work in the daytime and the work would be finished within two days.
Once again, I'm extremely sorry for any inconvenience that might have happened for me.
Best Regards,    


Model Answer 2:

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon,

I am writing in response to your letter, complaining about the sounds my musical instrument is producing. I feel that I have to explain myself and humbly ask for your forgiveness.

Actually, I am a student of the North Carolina Arts College and as a part of my end of term exams I have to perform 4 plays by a flute. Therefore I have to rehearse every day because I am eager to make a good impression to my teachers. To achieve my goal I am supposed to play about 3 hours a day.

I must apologise for playing in inappropriate hours. It was all my fault since I did not bother reading the rules of our house owner, prohibiting playing musical instruments.

I have consulted with my class teacher and he suggested me to use one of the rooms of the college to rehearse for a small fee. I assure you by no means will be disturbed again with the noise from my apartment.

I beg for your understanding and forgiveness. Please, accept this box of chocolate as a token of my appreciation for not giving this problem a legal action.

Yours sincerely,
Mark Aurther.

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0 # Aaadi 2016-10-11 10:27
Dear Tanveer,

I am writing this letter against the complaint from your side regarding the noise you heard last Sunday from my house. I wasn't aware that the noise would create so much inconvenience for you and your family.

Actually last Saturday due to the wind storm, the window of my bedroom was broken. Also, the bedroom was affected as well. That is why on Sunday I called the labour in order to fix the window and the door. They used some heavy drilled machine in order to make a hole in the wall and iron grill of the window. They also used some grinder machines in order to cut the glass of the window to fix accordingly.

I was not aware that the noise that was generated from these electronic devices and by the labours would actually reach your house and disturb your family.

However, the window and the door are fixed now and I am extremely sorry for the unease faced by you on last Sunday due to the noise generated. I assured you that in such cases in the future. I also hope that you wholeheartedly understand the situation and accept my apology in the light of explanation I shared above.
Yours sincerely
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+3 # Mahdi 2016-08-23 07:39
Dear Mr Sepehri,

I am writing this letter to express my earnest apology for the last night's problem that occurred to you because of our celebration of a birthday party. It was because my grandmother was quite depressed and we decided to hold a birthday party for her to boost her morale, celebrate her 81st birthday and help her to rise against her depression.

After I received your letter, I realised, too much noise was made by the guests, especially children, and it was too shameful. I wouldn't have let them play music and musical instruments if I had known how it could be annoying and disturbing for my neighbours. As a prompt action, I will make sure that the walls and ceilings of my apartment are sealed in order to prevent noise penetration and I will ask any consideration from the dear neighbors before holding any ceremony in future.

I promise, it won't happened again and I hope my apology will be accepted.

Thank you in advance.

Your sincerely,
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+1 # Ibrahim Albassel 2016-05-05 09:13
Dear Neighbors,
I’m writing to express my sincere apology about the noise you heard yesterday. Let me explain what happened yesterday in my flat and kindly accept my apology.

It all started when we decided to renovate our house. The decoration contractor had to remove all the old finishing materials and replace it with new one and this needed the use some demolish equipment. Firstly, he needed to use a big iron hummer to remove the wall painting materials. Secondly, he required to use a grinding machine to cut the floor tiles before demolishing it using the iron hummer. Thirdly, some other equipment was also used and it possibly generated loud noised. Finally, he required to use trucks to move the demolished materials to the dumping area.
This is why the loud noise reached to you. Therefore I have decided to instruct the contractor to shift his working hours. It will be from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm excluding weekends and this is to avoid making noise when people will be home.

Please accept my apology and hope the new planned hours will eliminate noise during your rest hours.

Yours sincerely,
Ibrahim Albassel.
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+1 # Pavi 2016-04-01 07:06
Dear john,

I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience caused due to the noise from my house. I have received your complaint letter earlier today and writing to explain the whole situation and to express my earnest apology.

Firstly, I want to let you know that I purchased a new dog few days ago and it made a lot of noises since then. Probably it was not ready to accept the new house and people. Moreover, two of my friends have been living in my house from the last 3 days and they have a habit of listening music in loud volume.

Good news is that, the dog is no longer barking and it is acting normal now. Besides, my friends will be gone tomorrow and I have already talked to them about the loud music.

I apologise again for not taking care of these issues earlier. I hope you can understand my situation and forgive me for the trouble you had to go through because of me. I would like to know more about you and your family and would be very glad if you can visit us anytime you like.

Yours faithfully,
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+1 # Prabin Gurung 2016-03-07 01:15
Dear, Meline,

I am sorry here to hear that, you could not sleet well last night due to the disturbance raised from my apartment.

Well, it was from our room. We had a big party and accumulated around twenty people to celebrate my son’s graduation and there were few children too. Children played and shouted loudly. I think you may have heard their voices and the noise of the party while you tried to sleep. For all of this, I would like to apologize from my side and on behalf of my family. I understand that, you have been terribly annoyed by the disturbance. However, I hope you will take it positively and I really appreciate your tolerance. I would like you to visit our home tomorrow evening an have a cup of tea with us. I promise next time I will be more careful about throwing party at night.
Thank you so much.

Prabin Gurung.
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+1 # Chaitanya 2016-02-22 14:27
Dear Mrs. Praveena,

I hope you are doing well. Yesterday I received a letter from you mentioning the disturbing noise from my home. I really apologise for this disturbance from my side.

Due to the heavy rain and the thunderstorm, my kitchen window was broken and the air was coming from the Balcony to make the window door flap around. I didn't notice it till I went through your letter yesterday.

Today I escalated the problem to the apartment maintenance section and they promised me that they will resolve the issue within the next two days.

Henceforth I assure you that there won't be any noise disturbance from my home and thank you very much for your kind notification of the issue and not for complaining to the apartment authority. I again heartily apologise for that inconvenience and I really appreciate your kind cooperation.

Thanks and Regards
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+5 # Krupa 2016-01-18 03:46
Dear John,

I hope you are doing well and I am writing this letter to express my apology for the inconvenience caused due to the noise from my house. I really feel sorry about this and sincerely ask for your forgiveness.

As you are aware that there is drainage problem in our block and last week when I turned back from office; I found that there was the huge water logged in my bathroom. Hence I decided to resolve the drainage problem and I have asked some plumbers to carry out the work on urgent basis. They need to change the old pipes and it would take 2 more days to complete the work. I am really sorry for the disturbance created by the noise and hope to finish the work at the earliest.

I hope you would understand the situation and forgive me.

Yours Sincerely
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+2 # Trey 2016-01-13 22:22
Dear Neighbours,

Thank you for bringing your complaint to my attention, I apologise for the discomfort that you have been experiencing since yesterday with the loud noise that is coming from my house.

As you might have noticed, I had a big water leak problem due to a broken water pipe which is located in the foundations of the house, this leakage has caused a massive flood on my basement and is damaging all the surrounding structure.

For this reason, I had to hire a company specialized in floods, to pump out the water from the affected area. The water pumps that are being used for this purpose are very noisy but, unfortunately, is the only available way to drain the water from the flooded area.

I understand the discomfort that this is causing you and I apologize for all the inconvenience associated to this issue. Also, I must ask you for additional patience and understanding with the problem that I am facing these days. I can assure you that the pumps will be in operation just until 4:00 pm and for 2 more days.

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+9 # Jake 2015-06-25 11:30
Dear Mark,

Greetings, I hope you are doing fine, I am writing you this letter to send my apology. I was surprise this morning when I saw a letter in my mailbox and it came from you. As I read your letter I found out that you are complaining about the noise we made during the night.

Let me explain my side on this letter. During the evening my children and I used to play some games. Since most of the time of the day I am at work, we used this time as for bonding moment as father and children. We never expected that noise we created would reach to your place my deepest apology.

As a promise we will change the time of our play, we might have our playing time during the afternoon after office hours, so that we will not disturb you during your resting time. Once again my deepest apology for the inconvenient we had made.

Sincerely yours,
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+5 # Nima 2015-06-09 05:00
Dear Mr. Alfred,

I am writing to express my apology about the noise from my house. I received your letter regarding the noise from my flat and I am writing to explain the whole situation and to express my deep apology.

As you know approximately fortnight ago, water pierced main pipe of my kitchen and I had to dig the kitchen floor and change this. This process should have been finished last week but I found water still licking from the pipe. So I changed all the pipes of my kitchen and altered the kitchen floor ceramic.

Fortunately workers who have been doing this in my kitchen promised me that their work will be done tomorrow. I hope that would finish the unpleasant noise that has been annoying you.

By the way, I am very sorry about this event and I know you can imagine my situation but I want to invite you for dinner at this weekend. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and would be very glad if you accept my invitation.

Sincerely yours,
Nima Mirabedini
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