General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 3 - Your neighbors have written to complain about noise
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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 for the noise
- describe what action you will take.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
Sample Answer 1:
Dear Mr and Mrs Brock,
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 to respond to your complaint letter that you sent me yesterday about the noise on last Saturday. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and humbly ask for your forgiveness.
With the concern of 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 when the shipment had arrived. To ensure that the sound of the fire alarm is loud enough and everyone in the house would notice it, we tested the gadgets for about 20 minutes. Although the testing took place at midday on last Saturday, my wife and I are terribly sorry that your child’s nap was bothered.
I beg for your understanding and forgiveness. Please accept this box of chocolate as a token of my deepest regret for the inconvenience.
[Written by - Lesner]
Model Answer 2:
Earlier today, I've received your complaint letter about the loud commotions from my flat. It is a real shame that you had to suffer due to my oversight. I sincerely apologise for that incidence and can assure you that it won't happen again.
On Wednesday, I hired a decoration firm to redecorate my place. The decorators had to relocate all the furniture to complete their work. They also used some heavy machinery to complete their endeavour. That is why you’ve been catching all these loud reverberations.
I understand that I owe you an apology as all these ruckuses are caused for my convenience. And I should’ve informed you beforehand. Anyway, I do apologize, and I’ll owe you a cup of coffee for this. I hope we’ll still be on friendly terms after this incident.
About the sound problem, I’ve 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 finished tomorrow.
Thanks for your patience on this matter and come by tomorrow, I’ll show you around my freshly revamped flat.
[Authored by - Moon]
Model Answer 3:
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 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 I will call a professional 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.
Model Answer 4:
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 on 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 by 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.
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.
Sample Answer 5:
Dear Mr Smith,
Hope you are doing great. I am writing this letter in response to the complaint I received from you yesterday. First of all, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you.
I am a final year art 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. I am sorry, I was practising in the night due to which so much noise was there. I didn’t 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 doesn’t irritate anyone in the neighbourhood.
Once again, I am extremely sorry for any annoyance caused by my action.
[Written by - Saf]
Sample Answer 6:
Dear Mr John,
I hope that you are doing well. I am writing this letter to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the party held at our residence last Saturday night.
It was my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. It was very important and joyful celebration for our family. You can imagine that in the current era it seems difficult to live with someone for five years whereas my parents have accomplished 50 years of journey beautifully so far. I came to invite your family and you for the party but the house was locked so I thought you might be away for the weekend.
We had invited close friends and relatives only so there were not many people in the party. However, the majority of the noise was due to children. We completely missed arranging activities for kids due to the last moment arrangement. So, kids were just running and shouting for fun. Moreover, the music was also bit louder and we realised very late that it might disturb the neighbourhood. I would ensure that in future we could keep the music sound as low as possible and surely arrange some fun games for children who would keep them busy and less noisy.
Once again I would like to ask for an apology and guarantee you that it would not happen in future.
Thanks a lot for understanding.
[Written by - Naaz]
Model Answer 7:
Dear Mr and Mrs Alfresco,
I sincerely apologize to 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. I am hoping that you would accept my apology and I can assure that I am taking necessary steps to solve it.
As you are aware that I am a musician by profession. My work requires me to do rehearsals before my performances at odd times. In addition to this, I also provide coaching to music students in the morning. Although, I have always taken utmost care in making sure that noise levels remain low and within the range of my property, but it is quite clear that it was higher this time.
To address the problem of exceeding 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. This way, excessive noise will be reduced to a minimum level and will remain within my premises. It may cost me a significant sum but should work in a 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.
[Authored by - Prateek]