GT Writing Task 1: Sample 90 - You are unhappy about a plan to make your local airport bigger

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are unhappy about a plan to make your local airport bigger and increase the number of flights. You live near the airport.

Write a letter to your local newspaper. In your letter

  • explain where you live
  • describe the problem
  • give reasons why you do not want this development

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,

As a local resident, I would like to protest the development of our local airport as it would bring many negative consequences. I am writing to request you to publish an editorial in your newspaper regarding the problems the expansion of the local airport would cause.

I live near the Bogra International Airport where more than two thousand citizens, including children and older people, reside. Life near the airport is already difficult as harsh noises are frequent, especially at night when the aeroplanes land or depart the runway. If the number of flights is increased, the noise will become unbearable. This could result in immense distress to the people. Besides, it would worsen the traffic condition of the adjacent roads.

Moreover, the airport authority wants to expand the area; so our lovely park, which is essential for every citizen of this locality, will be diminished. Due to this, everyone in our locality is against this proposed development. If you agree with me, please publish an editorial to your newspaper to disagree with this unnecessary and detrimental development.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Shohag Khan

[ Written by - Shohag Khan ]



Sample Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to express my disagreement with the decision to expand the Miami International Airport as it has many detrimental consequences. My home is situated on the Callos street - next to the airport, and I am hoping that you would publish an editorial to protest the development.

The residents are constantly confronted with the noise and turbulence problems, created by the flights arriving and departing the airport. This is a significant issue as a major part of our population comprises young school children. The nuisance does not allow the old people a peaceful night either. Moreover, the commotion caused by the flight sometimes results in cracks or even broken glass doors and house cabinets.

Now given the situation, I believe that Miami is not among the front line airports of the country and there is a restriction imposed by the government on the number of flights operated daily. I would like to plea to the president an obstruction on this plan because an expansion of the airport will aggravate the problems in our community. An increase in the number of flights will cause more turbulence and nuisance, which is explicit. I am not against any development in our country and I believe it would be ideal if the authority could come up with an alternate approach to this issue.

Last but not least, I would request your editorial section to publish a report on this moot issue.

In anticipation of favourable actions.

Yours faithfully,

Jones Nathan

[ Written by - Vineeth V. ]

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Muhammad Awais
Dear Sir / Madam,I am writing this letter to draw your attention to the considerable inconvenience that people in my area will face if the local airport is extended and the number of flights is increased. I am hoping that your national newspaper will investigate the issue and publish an article regarding it. I am a resident of the Paragon Society which is located near the local airport. The area has three communities, but ours one shares the nearest border with the airport area. We are already facing many obstacles due to our house being nearby the airport. If it is extended and flights become more frequent, we will face unspeakable sufferings. Due to the airport expansion, the expected increase in the frequency of flights, vehicular activities a great deal of disruption will be added to our daily life. Furthermore, many of our property is devaluing day by day which is unendurable for us. To make matters worse, thundering sound of planes, which is already creating panic for us, will turn into a big headache. This development will bring more harm than benefits. Firstly, the expansion is not required as it is a local airport. Secondly, not only will it pollute the environment but also endanger a number of bird species. Furthermore, it is risky for both the airport and the community from a security perspective. So it should by no means be expanded. I look forward to your effort to investigate the matter and publish an article to protest the decision to expand the airport. We will be much obliged.Yours faithfully,Muha mmad Awais
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