Your neighbour keeps a pet in the garden which causes problems - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 37

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your neighbour keeps a pet in the garden, which causes some problems for you. You have decided to write to this neighbour about the problems.

Write a letter to your neighbour. In your letter,

  • say who you are and why you are writing this letter
  • explain the problems
  • suggest how to solve the problems

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................

Model Answer:

Dear Blake,

I am Barry Sanders, your neighbour of house 25, writing this letter to talk about the dog that you keep in your garden. I own a dog, and you can understand that I love pets. But your dog is causing some problems for us. And I waited for more than a few weeks before writing this letter.

Your dog "Tom" is a nice pet, and when you are around, he creates little commotion to disturb anybody. But you travel a lot and confer the responsibility to your friend Hadden to take care of the dog when you are away. However, I do not think that Hadden is doing a decent job. Tom is often left alone with no adequate food and water, resulting in her excessive barking, which disturbs me and almost everyone around the neighbourhood. Hadden does not even come to see the dog and refill the food and drink pots every day. As a result, Tom barks even more in the early morning when the food or drink pot is empty.

Therefore, I would like to suggest that you ask Hadden to come and look after Tom every day and make sure he is taken care of properly. This will be helpful for your pet as well as us. Please give me a call when you get back from your vacation. We will discuss this further.

Yours sincerely,

Barry Sanders

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Thanks for a good sample on GT IELTS writing task 1. This would be very helpful for others (IELTS students) as well.