GT Writing Task 1: Sample 82 - Your local council is considering closing a sports and leisure centre

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your local council is considering closing a sports and leisure centre that it runs, in order to save money.

Write a letter to the local council. In your letter

  • give details of how you and your friends or family use the centre
  • explain why the centre is important for the local community
  • describe the possible effects on local people if the centre closes

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam, 


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a resident of the Alperton, London area, writing to request you to reconsider your decision to close the sport and leisure centre we have in our community. I am hoping that you would weigh the utility of this centre before shutting it down.

As you know, we have more than 8 thousand members in our community and only two such leisure and sporting centres. When we are expecting another recreational centre for the benefits of the community members, the decision to shut down the 'Innercircle Sports & Leisure Centre' was a shocking news. I and my father go to this place to do our daily exercise. Besides, I have noticed many children play there in the evening and local people spend a significant amount of time there. Many teenagers have chosen this place to play some indoor games and spend quality times.

If this place is closed, people would feel dejected and I personally worry that the teenagers who use this centre would get involved in subversive activities. This is not at all accepted. If cutting the cost is the only reason to close this centre, I am sure there are alternatives. I have talked to several other members and all of them are against closing this place.

Please do reconsider your decision for the betterment of our community.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Stuart

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+1 # Rac 2017-12-14 17:33
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