General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 60 - You live in an area where the local council has made some changes

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You live in an area where the local council has made some changes to regulations. You believe these changes are not good for residents.

Write a letter to a counsellor. In your letter:

  • Introduce yourself.
  • Describe the problem.
  • Say what you think the council should do about the situation.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir, 

Sample Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am Patrick Moon, a resident of Cabourne, Lincolnshire and writing to express my opposing views on the recent changes that the council have made effective recently.

I would like to point out that, many other residents, with whom I have talked to in the past weeks, also feel the same. I am a law abiding resident and always honoured the regulation but the recent decision to demolish the Central Lincolnshire Park to build a hospital is not pleasant to residents like us. We also feel strongly that the decision to increase the holding tax from 15 to 20 percent is a bad move.

The 'Central Lincolnshire Park' is a place where local residents can freely walk, meet others, enjoy the nature and play with children. Building a modern hospital is a good initiative but demolishing the park is not. We have some open space in the southern part where the hospital could be established. Moreover, people in our area are already paying a 15% holding tax, which is 2-3% more than the national average, and making it 20% would only bring dissatisfaction to the local citizens.

I would really appreciate if you re-examine the changes you have decided and put people's interests above all.

Patrick Moon

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