IELTS Exam Preparation

Formal letter to report the problem with a road outside of your house

There is a problem with the road outside your house. Write a letter to your local councillor. Introduce yourself. Explain what the problem is.

General Task 1, Letter writing

Question :

There is a problem with the road outside your house. Write a letter to your local councillor. In your letter:

Introduce yourself.

Explain what the problem is.

Tell the councillor what you would like to be done.

A Modal answer with band 8

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is John Smith and I have been living in Hamilton at the station street for 10 years. I am writing to you with regard to the problems we are facing with the road right in front of my house.

Let me explain the problem in detail. Although the condition of a road is of better quality, its width is quite shorter, it is almost impossible to pass two vehicles at a time. Before few years, there were not many issues; however, nowadays due to the rise in population in this area, the number of transportation has also increased. This is causing us quite a lot, we are unable to reach an office within time. Furthermore, these days roads are not as clean as it used to be.

If the roads are wider which could have three lanes that would alleviate the problems we are facing currently. I would highly appreciate it if you could take some action against it and solve the issue pertaining to cleaning the street.

Thanks for your consideration, and I look forward to seeing some improvement on the road.

Yours faithfully,

John Smith