General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 40 - You live in a room in a college where you share with another student

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You live in a room in a college where you share it with another student. You find it very difficult to study and work there because your roommate always has friends visiting. He/she has parties in the room and sometimes borrows your things without asking you.

Write a letter to the Accommodation Officer at the college and ask for a new room next term. You would prefer a single room and explain your reasons.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to inform you that I wish to move into a new room next term. I would prefer a single room, as I find the present sharing arrangement inconvenient.

I must explain that the reason for my dissatisfaction is my roommate’s inconsiderate behaviour. For one thing, his friends are constantly visiting him, for another, he regularly holds noisy parties. In addition, he sometimes borrows my things without asking me. In these circumstances, I find it difficult to concentrate on my studies, and I am falling behind in my assignments.

I am sure you will agree that the only solution is for me to move into a room of my own, where I will be free from such distractions. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could find a single room for me, preferably not in the same building but as near to the college campus as possible.

Yours sincerely, 

Richard Heer


Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir,

I am a student in the first term in your college, enrolled for the B.Tech course and currently sharing room no. 301 in the college campus, with a fellow mate who is also pursuing the same course. Sir, I humbly request you to consider my application for allotment of a new room, in the next term.

Though the fellow student with whom I share the room is helpful by nature but the constant visiting of his friends to the room not only creates disturbance but also is a source of continuous breach of my privacy. Moreover, there is an average of one party, in the room, every fortnight. This is yet another source of deviation from my studies.

Sir, my father, despite the financial crunch, did arrange for my higher studies in this reputed college. Consequently, it becomes my moral responsibility to not lose the sight of the dreams which have been conceived in the eyes of my parents. The latest incident wherein he borrowed my laptop, without my permission, forced me to write down this request letter to your attention. The fact that, due to intermittent use of removable disks, my laptop has stopped working and due to this I am not able to cope with the studies due to non-availability of the notes, only added fuel to the fire.

Sir, in view of all these undesirable and uncomfortable situations, I once again humbly request you to allot me a new room in the next term- preferably a single room.

With kind regards,

[ Written by - Neeraj ]


Model Answer 3:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to state my dissatisfaction and problems about the current accommodation I have at college. Therefore, I would like to request you to arrange me a new room from the next session.

Although my current room is nice and wide with attached bathroom and other facilities are pretty good, I am not satisfied with my room partner because of his immature attitude and carelessness towards cleaning and maintenance of the room. Moreover, he has a big social circle and invites lots of friends to the room on regular basis. They would like to do talk loudly, dancing, singing, even sometimes drinking which really ruin my personal life and often disturb me in preparing for exams. Last but not the least, he has a tendency to use my personal belongings without taking into consideration of my permission. In the last few months, I have lost some of my valuables from the room and I am not sure who should I blame!

Thus, I would wish to have a single room, so that I can have freedom of work and relax according to my own will. In addition to this, I would be able to concentrate more on my studies in the absence of any interference. I hope you would be kind enough to understand my severer issues related to my roommate and would arrange me a new room from the next term.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

[ Written by - Fahad Sultan ]


Model Answer 4:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with my current college accommodation.

As you know, I am sharing a room with another student which is now creating few problems for me. Firstly, it is a very small room and my roommate is very social, she has visitors almost daily, which makes the room overcrowded. Secondly, she has parties now and then, which go till midnight or early morning, makes impossible for me to focus on my studies.

I hope this matter will receive your immediate attention as my next term exams are very near.

I would appreciate if you could arrange a single room for me in the next semester, as I have a habit of studying in a silent atmosphere.

Thanking you in advance for your kind cooperation. I look forward to your reply as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

[ Written by - Mansoor Afzal ]


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0 # Grace 2017-07-30 13:02
Dear sir or madam,
I am writing you to express my discontent and difficulties about my roommate and wish to shift to another accommodation in the next term.

The main reason for this request is that I need to have some space for studying. My roommate has too many friends who visit her every day and she often throws parties. They speak and listen to music loudly and have conversations for a long. I have tried to explain my problems to my roommate and hoped that she would change, but it never happened and in fact, things are becoming worse day by day. I have only 2 months left for my final exam and I mostly go to the library to study, but this is not enough.
I understand that the college has limited room availability, but I do sincerely hope that you could consider my request. I have no issue in sharing room with anyone, as long as she is reasonable and have a good attitude.

I hope to hear from you soon and sorry for any inconvenient caused.

Yours faithfully,
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