You Live In A Room In College Which You Share With Another Student | Band 7 IELTS 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.

Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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I am writing this letter to bring your attention toward the issues I am facing in my shared college / hostel accommodation.

I am an international student in the university and pursuing my master’s in finance. My whole tuition fee and living expenses have fully been sponsored by my employer. Therefore, I am trying to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity and putting in my best effort to get the most from it.

However, my living arrangement does not allow me to do so. The main reason is my roommate’s irresponsible behaviour. He is organizing late night parties and playing loud music which disturbs not only my study schedule but also my sleeping pattern.

Therefore, I humbly request you to move me to another room with a like-minded student. I would personally prefer a separate room but it would be difficult due to my budget constraint. Henceforth, it would be great if you can put me up with someone from my class.

 I look forward to hearing from you.


Mubesher Ali

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you about the problems I am facing with my current accommodation arrangement. My roommate plays loud music till late night which makes it very difficult for me to complete my task.

Let me explain the situation in detail. I have classes during the day and I also work part time to cover my tuition fees; hence, I can only do my homework and study/learn my lessons at night.

My current roommate stays up all night playing loud music because of which I can neither get my studying done nor sleep properly. Consequently, I have started experiencing health problems like lack of concentration and dizziness during the day which negatively affects my performance. I request you to please consider my situation as critical and allot me a new roommate who is quieter or transfer me to a single occupancy room.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Ayaz Vahora

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