General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 118 - You are part of a group of musicians who meet to practise

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are part of a group of musicians who meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings to practise in the community hall. You have been told, however, that it is no longer possible for the group to use the hall.

Write a letter to the manager. In the letter:

  • describe what the group does
  • explain why the group is good for the community
  • suggest alternative days and times for practice

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.


Model Answer:

Dear Mr Andrew,

I am Alfred Ton, a member of the 'Trinity' music band, writing to express my grave concern about the letter we received from the community hall authority last Friday.

The letter simply stated that we no longer can practise in the community hall and better look for an alternative. The scenario is, in fact, complicated than that.

As a young group of musicians, we patronise the community and often perform without any royalty money. We primarily focus on music and lyrics that promote the peace and protest wars and unjust in the society. A large number of followers, mostly youths, are encouraged by our work and they follow us on social media. We believe in our community and all the members of our band are sworn to work for a greater cause, not for money or fame. We often attend community welfare programmes and do voluntary social works as a team.

If we are barred from using the community hall, we will soon find it hard to keep our dream alive as we are unable to hire an expensive location for practice. The purpose of the community hall is, in fact, to foster good works and support the community members, not to discourage them.

I, on behalf of my team, would like you to reconsider the decision. We can use the community hall on Friday and Saturday morning when according to my knowledge, no one uses it.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Alfred Ton

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