You live in a room in college which you share with another student - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 59

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You live in a room in college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to study/work.

Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter:

  • describe the situation
  • explain your problems and why it is difficult to study/work
  • say what kind of accommodation you would prefer

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to notify you of my concerns about my current roommate, who is making my stay in the college hostel difficult. I am having unavoidable and unmanageable problems due to her activities and those are impacting my study badly.

My name is Mary Smith, and I live in room L-202, which I share with another student. My previous housemate was rational, extremely cooperative and inclined to study. However, my present roommate is the polar opposite and have frequent parties in which he plays loud music in the wee hours. He is two years senior to me and I cannot protest her irrational behaviours due to which my studies are being hampered.

I would prefer anything quiet. My semester final is approaching and I would like you to shift either me or my roommate to another room. I do not mind the room type as long as it is quiet and favourable for studies.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Yours faithfully,

Mary Smith

Sample Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam:

I would like to bring my accommodation issues, created specifically due to my roommate's irrational behaviours, to your immediate attention. I cannot concentrate on my studies and find it unbearable to live with such a housemate. I am hoping that you allow me to shift into another room soon.

I have been living in a hostel with shared accommodation for the last year. My previous roommate was extremely cooperative and friendly. There was nothing he was not willing to solve together with me as a roommate. However, the student I have been living with for the past two months is quite the opposite. He refuses to collaborate with me and doesn’t clean the room. He has frequent visitors and they smoke in the room. To make things worse, my roommate has bought a television lately and likes to watch the television all the time with a high volume. Even after my cordial requests, he refuses to cooperate and I find it extremely tough to live with such a roommate and study properly.

I want to move out of this room as soon as possible and have a different roommate. I would prefer a single room with kitchen and bathroom facilities. If arranging a single room is not possible, I would like any room that is peaceful.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Eva Morris

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you about the problems that I am facing because of the shared accommodation that I have. It is quite difficult to concentrate on my studies as my roommate always lets her friends come and stay in the room. When I have my exams, it is even harder to study because of the high pitch music they listen to. I hope you would help me overcome these problems as early as possible.

I would really appreciate it if you can advise my roommate regarding this situation because I need to focus on my studies and exams. It is okay if she does that once a week, but the problem is this happens around three to four times per week. After your advice, if she keeps doing this, I would then like to move to a new room with another student. It does not matter which building or room I move to, but I would expect my new roommate to honour my privacy and maintain a conducive environment for study and work.

I apologise that I had to bring this unpleasant situation to you, but you are the best person I know who would be able to help me out from this depressing experience.

I hope you will take the necessary actions soon.

Yours faithfully,

Rasangi Disanayake

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to you to express my dissatisfaction with my roommates in the Hasbrook hostel where I have been staying for the past seven or eight months.

I am a graduate student and I live in a 3-bed-shared room. Two roommates of mine are undergraduate students who study at the same university where I study. However, I find it extremely difficult to concentrate on my studies as my roommates have a lot of visitors and they play video games most of the time. In addition, they have parties almost every weekend. I have tried to talk to them and make the situation favourable but nothing did work! And it is seriously affecting my study and privacy.

Under the circumstances, I would really appreciate it if you could find me another accommodation, preferably in the same area but with graduate students who would be more mature and would understand the type of study loads I will be having in the coming few months. A shared bedroom for two persons would be an ideal choice for me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Faisal Sayed

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