Work Is Being Done On The Street Where You Live | Band 8 IELTS Essay Sample

Work is being done on the street where you live. The noise is disturbing you. Write a letter of complaint to your local council. In your letter:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain what the problem is
  • Suggest solutions to the problem

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Band 8 IELTS essay sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to complain about the amount of noise being generated by the ongoing road repair work on our street. My name is Harpreet Kaur and I am a resident of the Queen Street of New Patialia. The noise is causing us immense disturbance.

Let me explain it tersely to you. Recently the municipal committee has started repairing the pits and holes in the road running through our colony.  Although I appreciate your initiative as it was a long standing demand of our residents, it is actually creating nuisance for school and university students of our area. As you may know, in this month annual exams are being conducted by educational institutes; therefore, students are under extreme stress these days.

 This situation has been exacerbated by the construction work because the machines being used are old and noisy. Youngsters can neither study nor sleep during the day time which may affect their academic performance. Therefore, I would like to suggest that you either upgrade your equipment with less noise producing ones or stop this work temporarily for a week or two until the exams get over.

I look forward to your positive and prompt action in this regard.

Yours sincerely,

(Full name)

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