You Are Studying A Short Term Course In Another Country | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You are studying a short course in another country. Your accommodation was arranged by the course provider. There is a major problem with the accommodation. Write a letter to the course provider. In your letter:

  • Say what the problem is
  • Describe the accommodation you thought you were getting
  • Ask the provider to solve the problem

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to complain about the room that you allotted to me for my stay while doing the course. I had clearly mentioned in the application form that I need a single room, but I got a double occupancy.

After reaching here only, I got to know that I have to share my room with another person. I have no issues having a roommate but unfortunately the person whom I share my room with comes late at night and this disrupts my sleep. Moreover, as this is a short-term course, I must complete a lot of assignments in a short span of time. My roommate plays loud music whenever he is in the room, making it difficult for me to concentrate on my work.

As already mentioned, I had requested for a single room while applying for the course. The confirmation mail that I received had specified it as single occupancy as well. I am not sure how it changed after that.

Hence, as I have one more week of classes left and need to complete a project within this time, could you move me to a single room? I am sorry for asking this, but I do not have any other option.

Thank you for your consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Suraj Rajan

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2 Responses

  1. Navjot Kaur says:

    Rich countries should not employ skilled workers from poor countries, as poor countries need workers more. Do u agree or disagree ?

    Many believe that developed countries should not provide job opportunities for trained workforce from developing countries because the poor country has a more dire need for workers. I completely disagree with this opinion. This essay will show why this belief is incorrect.

    The idea that poor countries need workers more is not sound because it totally ignores the economic realities of the poor nation. The nation is poor not because it has less workers, on the contrary, poorer counties, all over the globe, usually have bulging populations and an abundance of workers. It is the lack of employment opportunities that keeps a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) low. For example, Indian has a huge young demographic, but a big part of that cohort is employed in the informal economy, contributing less to the GDP than their potential.

    By getting work opportunities abroad, some of the burden of giving jobs to people is taken off of the poor country’s government. With the freed up resources, they can provide jobs to those who haven’t found it abroad. For the workers, apart from the direct financial benefit that they themselves get through higher wages, their families are also indirectly helped by the money the earning members send back home. For example, in a survey done by the Times Now group, more than 67 percent of foreign workers in Dubai replied that they send at least ten thousand rupees monthly to their families in India.

    In conclusion, the notion that poor countries are harmed when a rich nation poaches professionals from their talent pool is unsound. Letting people find jobs abroad helps the poor country’s economy tremendously. It is predicted that this trend will only rise in future as populations in developed nations continue to age and people from developing countries will find more job opportunities there.

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