Band 9 letter sample
You live in a room in college which you share with another student.
However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to work. Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter,
• describe the situation
• explain your problems and why it is difficult to work
• say what kind of accommodation you would prefer
Band 9 IELTS Letter Sample letter
Dear Sir or Madam
I would like to bring this problem to your immediate attention. I have been living in a shared room for two months. My roommate recently returned from his holiday and has been acting strangely. He refuses to cooperate with me and doesn’t clean the room.
I am in the final year of my bachelor’s program and I have to study a lot. My roommate likes to watch the television all the time and he keeps the volume high. This disturbs me and hence I cannot prepare well for my examination. I have time and again asked him to reduce the volume, but he doesn’t listen to me.
My roommate also doesn’t like to clean the room. I have prepared a cleaning routine, but he does not stick to it. He always leaves his rubbish on the table that he shares with me. In addition, sometimes he forgets to put the leftover food in the garbage bin. Because of these reasons, the room smells bad. On some days, especially at midnights, he uses his mobile phone and speaks loudly with his friends. This disturbs my sleep and makes it impossible for me to concentrate on my studies the next day.
I really want to move out of this room as soon as possible. I believe that it will benefit both parties. I am looking for a single room with kitchen and bathroom facilities. It would be really helpful if you could arrange one near my campus.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank you for your time and support.
Band 8 IELTS letter sample
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to inform you of the inconvenience caused by my new roommate Davis, who moved in last week. We share the room D-408 and have conflicts of interests that we find hard to resolve.
We come from different fields of study and we were clubbed together in the same room. My specialization requires me to experiment on clean specimens of plants whereas he works with oil paints which pollute my specimens and corrupt the results of my experiments.
I understand that as per the university policy, this arrangement is to encourage interaction amongst students and break institutional barriers. I think the situation will improve if students are given an opportunity to interact with others and choose their roommates themselves.
Given my current situation, I would prefer to swap one of us with another student or provide me with single room accommodation with a cleaner environment to pursue my specialisation.
This letter is 260 words and as per the guidelines, it is mentioned that the minimum word limit should be 150-200.
Could you please help me understand if there is no limit to the maximum words?
I scored 6.5 in writing and I want to achieve 7+, your guidance would be really helpful.
There is no penalty for writing more words than is required. Of course, aim to write fewer than 200 words. If you write a lengthy letter or essay, you may not be able to finish the tasks within the allotted time. Also, you will make more mistakes and that will reduce your score.