General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 129 - Evening programs on a local television stations are uninterestin

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You feel the evening programs on a local television station are uninteresting.

Write a letter to the manager of the television station. In your letter

  • Explain why you do not like the current programs
  • Describe what kind of programs you would like to see instead
  • Explain why these programs are better

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer 1:

Dear Manager,
ABC TV channel.  

I am writing this letter in regards to the evening programs which are currently being broadcasted in your television channel. I am sorry to inform you that as per the current schedule of the evening slot, most of the programs are quite boring and unexciting. It would be great if you can reschedule some of these programs and introduce more exciting and absorbing programs in the evening time.

Most of these programs of the evening slot are in the category of opera soaps and the target audiences are mostly adult women. If this slot had more family entertainment programs like comedy, magic show, reality show, children-oriented programs, documentaries on wildlife or some science frictions related programs, it would have been more captivating for audiences of all ages. I believe that by introducing this variety of programs in the evening slot, your channel will definitely attract more viewers and well as advertisers. Hence, audiences of a specific age group enjoy your evening programs, you must be missing some advertising opportunities.

Evening time in each family is considered to be the reunion time. Children join their parents after completing a long day in school and in the same way parents also return home after a tiring day in office. So every member of the family prefers being in the living room in the evening as their meeting place and television as their medium of relaxation and entertainment. Now if your channel can telecast my proposed list of programs, it will cover the interest of everyone in the family.

I hope my request is valid and logical enough to draw your attention. Please reconsider about your current evening schedule of programs which are being telecasted.

Thanking You

Yours Faithfully
Nilay Das.

[Written by - Nilay Das]

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0 # Farid 2017-03-02 15:40
I think the first sample is off topic because, in question 2, you should give your personal view beside the general statements.
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0 # Anirban 2017-02-07 16:57
Dear Sir,
I am writing this letter to express my disliking towards the dull evening programs that are broadcasted on SITI cable network from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm every day.

The programmes which are broadcasted during the evening time are mainly soap operas where the stories are almost similar in every respect. The main storyline includes conflicts between family members, especially between ladies, and also teaches various lessons that can reduce the harmony in an average family in our country. Moreover, this spreads a sense of negativity which is the reason I would like you to replace those soap operas with some interesting programmes that children (who are usually at home during that time) can watch.

It would be really great if you start broadcasting some of the documentaries on the life of our most famous freedom fighters and their struggles in freeing this country from British Rule or Space Exploration documentaries. These documentaries will help everyone to know how much struggle the freedom fighters had to do in order to get independence. Space Exploration Documentaries will also help everyone to know more about our galaxy and more about our universe.

I am looking forward to seeing the changes and your kind consideration to make your TV channel more popular and helpful to people.

Yours Faithfully,
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+1 # Mila 2016-12-05 00:28
'broadcast' is irregular, 're-think' here - informal, and many more grammar, vocabulary and register mistakes.
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+1 # Punnu 2016-09-11 13:11
Exceed word limit.
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