A Magazine Published Incorrect Information About Your Hometown | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You have just read an article in an international travel magazine which contained some information about your town that is incorrect. Write a letter to the editor of the magazine. In your letter:

  • correct the information in the article
  • explain why it is important for the magazine to give correct information
  • suggest what the magazine should do about this situation

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS letters, essays and reports corrected by me.

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to inform you that an article about my hometown which was recently published by you on Trip Advisor magazine contained some false information.

I read the complete article thoroughly. Since you wrote regarding our culture and customs I found it quite interesting. I would like to express my gratitude for the same. However, the information related to the climate of our city was incorrect. You stated that the maximum temperature reaches up to 45 degree C, which is not true. In fact, our city does not get hotter than 28 degree C in summers. It is important to portray the true picture of a town in travel magazines as false information can adversely affect the tourism industry. Moreover, fake information can negatively affect the reputation of our hometown.

I am humbly requesting you to correct the information and republish it in your future prints. In addition to this it would be great if you could add a footnote stating that the given information was false.

I am looking forward to a quick resolution to this important matter.

Yours faithfully

(Your Full Name)

Band 7.5 IELTS Letter Sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to draw your attention to some incorrect information about my home town Mumbai in an article published in the latest edition of your magazine / in the April edition of your magazine. You can locate the incorrect information right on page 20, where it states that a famous avenue in Mumbai called Charni road is situated in the suburbs but it is not true.

Let me explain why this inaccuracy would be bad for our situation. This error will drive the tourist population away from the most famous tourist attraction of Mumbai. As suburbs are notorious for their crowding and lack of facilities, I am afraid this incorrect mention will prevent many tourists from discovering what the South Mumbai attraction Charni Road has to offer. Would you kindly correct the mistake and republish the article in the next edition? This will undo some of the damage.

 I also suggest attaching an apology text below as it may have hurt many sentimental feelings of people staying around.

Thank you for your consideration and time.

Yours Faithfully,

Shika Bangera

Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this regarding false information I read about my town Nashik in the latest edition of your international travel magazine.  As I love to travel, I regularly read your travel magazine to learn about / discover beautiful places around the world.

In last month’s issue, an article highlighted our town’s culture, tradition and famous things. I would like to express my gratitude for the same. However, the information about the best time to visit our town was incorrect.  You have stated that April to September is the best time to visit our town. Actually, the weather is at its best from October to June and it attracts many tourists during this season.

It is important to share critical information such as location, weather and the best time to visit a town in travel magazines as false information can adversely affect the tourists. Furthermore, erroneous facts may confuse your readers and mislead many to visit our town at the wrong time.

In light of the situation, I would request you to investigate the facts that I have pointed out and correct the information in your next edition.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Vidhya Vishal

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22 Responses

  1. jatin says:

    Dear sir,

    I am writing this letter to let you know that the information given in your magazine ‘Holiday Fun’ of June edition contains some wrong information which needs to be ratified.

    Let me explain,as per the article, my town ‘Hong Kong’ has been described as a colony of China, whereas it is independent and have it’s own constitution,rules and regulations. We were never been part of any nation. The incorrect description will cause harm to it’s reputation and it will also adversely effect on tourism because tourist might think they need sanction from China if they urge to roam my town.

    I request you to publish another article with correct details in your next month’s magazine so that right message go among the people and no confusion left in their mind. Along with that, I also suggest you to have your separate department for scrutiny, of all the articles before going to be published.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Yours faithfully,

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  3. Nikhil says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the article that was published in Nov, 2019 edition of your magazine, highlighting that the beach of Boracay doesn’t have comfortable accommodation options.
    As a native of the place, I would like to bring to your attention that Boracay has 150 hotels and resorts, some of which are of world-class standards. Your representative might have faced issues because most of the properties have been closed for 6 months as the government is putting in efforts to restore the beach and thus we are not entertaining tourists.
    Yours is a famous magazine which is read by millions across the globe.As tourism is the main industry here, I would request you to kindly correct the information. Last year, 5 million tourists arrived here and because of which heaps of garbage has been accumulated. Government is running cleanliness drives to restore the beach so that we can be ready for the next tourist season. Thus, many of the hotels and restaurants are not in operation.
    Moreover, I would request your magazine to highlight the issue that we have been facing, so that we can bring awareness amongst people and we become more responsible towards the beach.
    We, the locals, love Boracay and we all know that tourist loves the beach as well. It is important that we become more sensitive to the ecosystem.
    I look forward to a response from your team.
    Yours faithfully,

  4. karthick says:

    please rate and supply the area of improvements

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I regret to inform you that the information published in your magazine about our Bangalore city as great but some information was misleading to the readers.

    To begin with, the article which was published on the 22nd of January 2021 in the Incredible India section. I found the details about the place of interest to the tourist is less and more polluted area. I completely disagree with the info because our city is one of the finest green cities and it has much historical places, amusement parks to visit. The magazines play a vital role in spreading the correct information to the community when the incorrect details about the place that are shared to the public as a consequence, it creates negative impact about that location.

    I would be grateful if you could republish the same article with the updated false information so it really assists to attract more people to explore our city.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Yours faithfully,

  5. Manav Dhillon says:

    Dear sir,
    I am writing to notify you that the latest edition of your magazine contained incorrect information about my city. Actually, there is mentioned that the temperature level in my city reaches 55°c maximum which is not true. In fact, I does not cross 35°c even during summer period.

    Moving ahead, acoording to me your `Travel Tour’ magazine is one of the most esteemed products of all time. However, putting such incorrect details in your esition can harm your brand. In addition, it can bring wrong perception in the mind of your constance readers and thus, can adversely effect Tourism of my city.

    I would genuinely request you to check and verify all the facts and details beforehand. Inspite of this, it would be great if you publish a correct edition,accompanying with an apology for the flaws made previously. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

    I would love to hear from you soon.

    Your faithfully,

  6. sandra says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am writing this letter to inform you that an article about my hometown, which was published in the November edition of your esteemed magazine contained some false information.

    As a native, I would like to express my gratitude for your effort in making my hometown known to the world. Not only did I find the article interesting as it provided information about the culture and traditions of our town, climate, tourist sports and activities one could undertake there. However, information related to river rafting is incorrect. You stated that one could go for river rafting at Mandi river, which is not true as those spots were closed since 2017 due to frequent occurrence of accidents and loss of lives. It’s important to portray correct information as you are putting the credibility of your magazine at stake. Furthermore, it could disappoint many adventure lovers, adversely affect tourism, and at the same time affect the reputation of our hometown

    I humbly request you to correct the information and republish it in your future prints. In addition to this, it would be great if you could add a footnote stating that the given information is false.

    I look forward to a quick resolution to this important matter

    Yours faithfully,

  7. Yashaswini says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am Yashaswini Pandey and writing regarding an article published in your March 2021 edition of “Wanderlust” about the place named “Jaipur”.

    I was elated after seeing the details about my city in a global magazine, however, I found information related to a museum as false. The reason behind it is that the place has already been demolished by the government in the year 2015 for building a township there and it does not existed for the last 6 years.

    To add further, you are a renowned publication group having its nationwide network, hence it is not right to publish the details without verification. The public and particularly the tourists are dependant on you so it would be unfair for them to trust your information.

    At last, I would like you to kindly give clarify in your next April 2021 edition so that there will be no misleading details in the mind of people.

    I anticipate prompt corrective action from your side.

    Yours faithfully,

  8. Meera says:

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    This is in reference to an article published in your monthly ‘International travel magazine’ titled ‘New Delhi- The heart of India’.
    In the aforementioned article, an enumerative information is being given for a historical monument called ‘Qutub Minar’, situated in southern region of New Delhi. However, I am afraid to let you know that your team has published an incorrect information pertaining to the facts of the monument i.e. about the structure and the name behind its existence.
    In the fourth paragraph, the name of the person who built Qutub Minar is mentioned to be as Shah Jahan, howbeit, the correct name is Qutub ud din Abback. Furthermore, the tall pillar has 9 floors and not 7.
    Stating information about a historical monument shall always be subject to facts based on ground level research. The magazine reaches out to around 11 billion people annually, therefore, it is of utmost importance that any information about any city should be published correctly. Printing incorrect information misleads the reader globally. Wrong information can also massively affect tourism and reader’s mindset.
    In this regard, please consider my request to stop the printing/distribution of the current release of the monthly magazine and re-correct the facts before allowing it to go under press once again.
    I look forward to see the information about my city to be corrected at earliest.
    Thank you,
    Best Regards,
    Meera Rajput

  9. Rohit Narain says:

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    I Rohit Narain writing this letter to inform you that last week an article was published regarding the ‘Best tourist places’ published in “Amar Ujala Magzine” contained some inaccurate facts about our town.
    As a local resident it’s my responsibility to bring some correct facts to your attention. The article was majorly focused on the culture, climate and visiting places of our hometown; I found it quite interesting and would like to express my gratitude for selecting our hometown as a best tourist place. But in the article I have found that climate related information is incorrect and clearly stated that the maximum temperature in summer is 47 Degrees which is impossible for a hill station. In fact in summers normally the temperature lies between 18 Degrees to 25 Degrees maximum. This false information can adversely affect the tourism industry and negatively affect the reputation of best tourist place.
    So, requesting you to kindly rectify the correct information about our hometown so that correct information will spread among lots of people.
    I look forward to positive response and updated article in future version.
    Thanking you
    Yours Sincerely
    Rohit Narain

  10. Neha Kharwal says:

    Dear Sir or Madam

    A couple of weeks ago, the latest edition of your magazine published an article about my city Nainital. I am a regular reader of your publications. However, the article contains erroneous information which needs immediate correction.

    The article represents the city of Lake – Nainital. It portrays the culture, weather and other site seeing views of this beautiful city. I am grateful to you the way you have elaborate the breathtaking view of the lake at night. However the information related to climate is not correct. The article stated that the maximum temperature reaches up to 25 degrees in summer whereas it lies between 10 to 15 degrees only. It is crucial for travel magazine to publish the details efficiently and best of the knowledge as the given information has a great impact on travelers.

    Therefore, i request you to take a immediate action on this and published a new article with correct details. It would be great if you mentioned the mistake of the previous article on footnote.

    I look forward to hear from you soon.

    Yours faithfully

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