GT 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 addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............, 


 

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Mr and Mrs Williams,

I hope you are doing great. It is a shame that we do not know each other very well and I would like to apologise for that. I am writing this letter in response to your complaint letter that you sent me yesterday about the noise from my flat. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and humbly ask for your forgiveness.

With the concern about home safety, my wife and I decided to install a few smoke detectors in our flat, especially after we saw a devastating fire in our neighbourhood lately. We bought the devices from an online store and started to install and test the gadgets last Sunday. To ensure that the sound of the fire alarm is loud enough and everyone in the house would notice it, we tested the devices for about 30 minutes. Although the testing took place at midday last Sunday, my wife and I are terribly sorry that your child’s nap was interrupted.

I really regret the event and request your forgiveness. Please accept this box of chocolate as a token of my deepest regret for the inconvenience. We will be more careful next time.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Lesner

[Written by - Lesner]


 

Model Answer 2:

Dear Barbara,

I am very shocked to learn from your letter that the noise from my flat has been a source of disturbance for you and it has been spoiling your evening and causing distress. I am utterly regretful for that. I had no idea that the noise would reach your flat and cause you trouble. Please accept my sincere apology and I assure you that I will be more careful from now on.

As you may have guessed, I am trying to refit my kitchen in the evening when I get back from my office. Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected and I have been having problems with getting things to fit properly. The banging and hammering must have created the cacophony and I should have been more cautious.

As the kitchen work is still not finished, I have decided to call a professional after reading your letter. I will instruct him to keep the noise level as minimum as possible and the work should be done in the next two or three days. I will make sure he works only in daytime hours, so you won't be disturbed in the evening again.

I am really sorry to have caused you the problem.

Yours sincerely,

Gorner Brek


 

Model Answer 3:

Dear Mr and Mrs Smith,

Earlier today, I received your complaint letter regarding the loud commotions from my flat. It is a real shame that you had to suffer due to my oversight. I sincerely apologise for the incidence and assure you that it will not happen again.

Last Wednesday I hired a firm to redecorate my place. The decorators had to relocate all my furniture to complete their work. They also used some heavy machinery to complete their endeavour. That is why you have been catching all these loud reverberations.

I understand that I owe you an apology as all these ruckuses were caused due to me and I should have informed you beforehand. Anyway, I do apologize, and I will owe you a cup of coffee for this. I hope we will still be on friendly terms after this incident.

About the sound problem, I have already instructed the personnel to tone down the noise level, so your apartment should already be relatively silent. I hope this measure is enough to appease you. By the way, the work will be completed tomorrow.

Thanks for your patience on this matter. Please come by tomorrow evening and I will show you around my freshly revamped flat.

Yours Sincerely,

Lisa Moon

[Authored by - Moon]


 

Model Answer 4:

Dear Mr & Mrs Johnson,

I am writing in response to your complaint letter about the noise from my apartment. I feel that I have to explain myself and humbly ask for your forgiveness.

I am a student of the North Carolina Arts College and as a part of my term final, I have to perform in 4 plays and play the flute and guitar. Therefore, I have to rehearse every day because I am eager to make a good impression on my teachers. To achieve my goal, I have been practising for about 3 hours a day for the last week.

I must apologise for playing in inappropriate hours. It was all my fault since I did not clearly know the rules of our apartment that prohibits playing any musical instrument loudly. However, I have consulted with my class teacher and he suggested me to use one of the college rooms to rehearse for a small fee. I assure that you will not be disturbed again by any means by the noise from my flat.

I request your forgiveness. Please, accept this box of home-made cookies as a token of my appreciation for not giving this problem a legal action from your end.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Arther


 

Model Answer 5:

Dear Mr and Mrs Martin,

Hope you are doing great. I am extremely surprised to get a letter from you indicating that you are immensely annoyed by the loud sound created in my house. Admittedly, I had no idea that the noise would reach your house at all. I am writing to apologise.

Last Monday one of my windows in the kitchen was broken as a cricket ball hit it directly while some children were playing in front of my flat. I tried to refit the window in the evening after I got back from the office. It took me a long since I have no prior experience in this type of work and I regret that I did not hire a professional.

Unfortunately, I thought that the sound will not reach your home but it eventually did. Since you have suffered due to the noise, I sincerely apologise for this. Moreover, I promise I will be more careful regarding this in the future.

Once again, I am extremely sorry for any inconvenience that might have happened due to my negligence.

Yours sincerely,    

Nayan Moore


 

Question:
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 for the nouse
  • describe what action you will take

Write at least 150 words.

 

Sample Answer 6:

Dear Mr and Mrs Smith,

Hope you are doing great. I am writing in response to the complaint I received from you yesterday regarding the noise from my flat. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you.

With regards to the noise, I am a final year art major student and my term exams are due next week. To clear the exam, we need to play multiple musical instruments with different songs. I am practising with a guitar and a flute to create a good impression to the examiners. I am remorseful that I was practising at night due to which you suffered. I did not realize I was so loud. I had words with my professor and he has allowed me to take one of the classrooms for practising in the evening. In the daytime, I will practise at my friend’s place so that the noise does not irritate anyone in the neighbourhood.

Once again, I am extremely sorry for any annoyance caused by my action.

Yours Sincerely,

Akshay Saf

[Written by - Saf]


 

Sample Answer 7:

Dear Mr Thompson,

I hope that you are doing well. I am writing to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the party held at our residence last Saturday night. I am hoping that you would accept my apology.

With regards to the unexpected noise, it was created by the celebration of my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. You can imagine that we wanted to make the occasion really special to commemorate our parents' 4 decades of a beautiful journey together. I went to your flat to invite your family but you were away for the week.

We invited some close friends and relatives at the party and the gathering must have created the noise. I fathom the children were shouting loudly whenever they were presented with a toy. Moreover, they were running and shouting for fun. The music was also a bit louder and we realised very late that it might disturb the neighbourhood.

In such parties, I would ensure in future that the music is kept as low as possible and arrange some fun games for children that would keep them busy and less noisy.

Once again I would like to ask for an apology.

Thanks a lot for your understanding.

Naaz Ria

[Written by - Naaz]


 

Model Answer 8:

Dear Mr and Mrs Taylor,

I sincerely apologize to both of you for any inconvenience caused due to the noise from my house and thank you for bringing this to my attention. At times, we might not be aware of the problems we unintentionally cause to our neighbours and I am hoping that you would accept my apology. I can assure you that I will take the necessary steps to prevent it.

As you are aware, I am a musician by profession and my work requires me to do rehearsals before a performance at odd times. In addition to this, I also provide coaching to music students in the morning. Although, I am sincere about making sure that the noise level remains low and within the range of my property, it is quite clear that it was higher this time.

To address the problem of high noise level, I have called a friend of mine who is an expert in sound engineering. He has suggested ways to contain this noise problem by installing noise cancellation frames on windows and doors and making the room airtight. It may cost me a significant amount but should work in the long run. Please know that making the modification to the existing arrangement will take up to a month.

I am afraid that you will have to tolerate noises for some more time, though I will try my best to keep it minimum, and hope that you will be agreeable to the proposed solution.

Again, I regret the inconvenience caused to you.

Yours sincerely,

Prateek Roy

[Authored by - Prateek]

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Ankush
Dear Mr and Mrs Anil,I hope you and your family are doing well. I am so sorry that you have suffered due to the loud noise from my home. I am writing to assure you that it will not repeat in the future and would like to seek your forgiveness. I am extremely remorseful that the noise from my home has somewhat been very loud. My relatives have come over to attend my younger sister's engagement that took place last night. The family gathering has also allowed a little bit of music and dancing to make the event more joyous and melodic. Needless to mention, the children were boundless on the occasion and they made a high pitch noise for which I apologise to you. However, I understand that I should have kept it a little lessnoisy and I have sent the same message to my family members who have acknowledged this matter seriously.I do not intend to trouble you furthermore and ask your regards formy sister's new event taking place on 15th of this month and please visit us to be a part of this occasion.Yours sincerely, Ankush R.
Madhu
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Vanessa
Dear Mr and Mrs John,I am writing in response to your letter regarding the noise from our house. I am truly sorry that you felt annoying due to the unpleasant sound and I will make sure it does not happen again.I have recently called a plumber to replace a part of our inside kitchen wall because it leaks extensively when it rains. The work was urgent as most of our kitchen appliance had been exposed to the rainwater and some of them got damaged. So we had to ask the plumber to speed up the work by working overtime.I am sorry for the inconvenience caused. In your letter, you said that your daughter would have her final exam next week and you are concerned about the noise. Please be rest assured that I would ask the plumber not to work after 5.00 pm in the evening from today. Once again, I am sorry for the trouble and if there is any other concern, please feel free to let me know.Yours sincerely, Vanessa
Shylin Islam
Dear Mr. Hobson,I hope you are doing great. I have received a letter from you regarding the problems that you are facing because of the noises from my apartment and I heartily apologize for the inconvenience.Let me explain my situation. You may know that I am a guitarist and I play with a band both locally and internationally . Recently, our band has signed up for a competition at the state level. So, we have to practice for the final performance as we have very little time left. We could not manage any place for our practice session within this short timeframe, so, we started to practice at my home temporarily. Also, we are still looking for a place where we can practice without causing any problem to others.Nevertheless, I have spoken to the manager of the local club to hire a room for our band. Hopefully, that will be arranged within a week.I hope you understand our condition and would compromise for a few more days. I assure you that I will solve this matter very shortly.Yours sincerely,Rache l Sayers
Kamal
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 for the noise - describe what action you will take.Dear Mr & Mrs John,I trust you are doing splendidly and enjoying the season. I received your letter yesterday and I understand that you were disturbed by some screeching sounds produced from my house the day before yesterday. I deeply regret the inconvenience caused.Actually, we were getting some of our old furniture repaired which created the noise. The repair work is done and no further unpleasant sound will come from our house.In future, whenever such work is required to be done in our house, I shall inform and seek your kind permission before we begin the work. I am hoping that you will accept my apology from this time. As a token of regards and respect, please accept a box of Indian sweets, especially brought by my mother from India during her last visit to us. Hope to meet you soon.Yours Sincerely, S. Kamal
Mariela
Dear Mr and Mrs Mason, I am your neighbour, Mariela, writing to apologise to you for the noise from my flat yesterday. I have received your letter, and I regret the inconvenience that I have caused to you and your family. I have two children and I celebrated the younger one's birthday last evening. We had more than twenty guests and a few children. The children at a time played some loud music and shouted to celebrate the event. I should have been more careful about the commotion created due to this and I now repent that it disturbed you. I promise you this will not happen again. Whenever I have a celebration or party, I will try my best to keep the noise inside. Please accept my apology. I would be delighted if you can manage some time to visit us. Mariela.
Swathi Thada
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 and apologise.Describe what action you will take.Write at least 150 words.You do NOT need to write your own address.Hi Sandy,Hope you are doing great. I am so sorry and surprised by the complaint letter sent by you with regard to the noise from our house, yesterday and I wish it did never happen!As these are summer holidays for our children, both of them were at home while I and my husband went to work. We bought a video game for our children, just a day before. They are obsessed with it and played it at full volume the whole day, while we were at work.I am extremely sorry that it bothered your ailing mom. I have instructed my children well on the same and I promise that they will never repeat it. In fact, they even want to meet you in person and apologize.Thanks for understanding.Best Regards,Swathi.
Tânia
Dear Mr and Mrs Rick,My name is Tânia and I am the neighbour who lives upstairs, and recently I have received a complaints letter from you about the noise from my flat. For this reason, I am writing to apologise and to let you know what actually happened. One week ago my mother underwent a surgery and because of this she needs to walk on crutches, and I believe this makes a lot of noise. After your complaint, we decided to use a wheelchair in order to stop or even reduce the sound that annoys you so much. This is going to last one or two more days, and the problem will be solved.I hope you will understand my situation because my mother is 71 years old and she needs a special treatment in this crucial moment of her life.Also, please accept my apologies for all this disturbance. I would like to invite you to have dinner with us someday.Thank you for your consideration.Yours sincerely,Tânia.
Selin
Letter writing topic: 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 and apologise.Describe what action you will take.Sample Answer: Dear Fatih, I am writing this letter to you and your family as an apology for the noise from my flat last night. I hope you and family are doing great. I am very sorry for what happened last night. It was not intentional and I feel really bad to think of the irritation and problem the noise has created for you and your family.Last night was my 18th birthday. My friends planned a surprise birthday party for me and the noise started without any hint. I apologies for this unexpected party as I did not have any clue that my family members and friends have arranged such a big party to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed our food, listened to music with high volume, and shouted till late night. I assure you that I will be more careful about such noisy parties in the future and will let you know beforehand any kind of gathering or party in my house from now on. Best wishes,Selin
Malini Abraham
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