Letter Writing # 234 - Construction work is being done where you live

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Some construction work is being done on the street where you live for the last couple of days. The noise from the work is loud and it disturbs you.

Write a letter to your local council complaining about the noise. In your letter,

  •  introduce yourself
  •  explain how the noise is causing problems to you
  •  suggest solutions to the problem

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to formally lodge a complaint about the uncomfortable, and sometimes unbearable, noise which keeps coming from the ongoing road construction works in the adjacent areas to my house.

To introduce myself a little, my name is Nicholas Fauci, and I live on Lindsay Street, next to Fairmont Shopping Centre in the Hampshire area.

The road repair works, I am talking about, has been going on for almost one week with the use of heavy vehicles and construction tools, from morning to late night, sometimes. Naturally, the continuous sounds, generated by heavy machinery and tools, are causing a lot of trouble for many residents in our neighbourhood. Some people in our area are already complaining about a bad headache. The school-going children are also struggling to concentrate on their studies. Not to mention, of course, the trouble with sleeping has also become a major concern for many residents in our locality because of the noises.

As a solution to this ongoing problem, I would like to request you to employ additional manpower to finish the construction works as soon as possible and save us from the trouble of these unbearable noises.

Yours faithfully,

Nicholas Fauci

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