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IELTS Writing Task 1 GT – Complain about dangerous situation

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to complain about a situation in which some adolescents let their dogs run wildly causing dangerous situation.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….. ,


Sample Answer 1 (202 Words, 11 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir,

I am writing you this letter to complaint regarding a severe condition in my neighborhood caused by teenagers.

I have been residing in this town for the last five years. It was extremely peaceful and quiet locality up till few months back. But now the situation has changed after few families shifted here. They all have untrained bull dogs with them I don’t know for their safety or for any other purpose. Further, the cause of concern is they let them go free in the evening with their teenagers running behind them as if there is any competition or race creating fear and terror among other peaceful residents. On the contrary, when we complained asking them to avoid this activity these families not only misbehaved but also threaten us of dire consequences.

In this worry some and tensed situation I would expect you to take serious notice and send these families a warning letter to eliminate all of this fuss otherwise they would be expelled from the neighborhood. This would be a sigh of relief for all other families living there.

I sincerely hope that an immediate action would be taken all those involved in creating a havoc in this peaceful locality.

Yours faithfully.

Mubashir Noorani

Written by Mubashir Mehdi

Sample Answer 2 (160 Words, 8 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir,

I am writing to draw your attention to a situation that has been developing in my neighborhood.

Recently, I have witnessed many dogs on the loose in the neighborhood.
The dogs, which are fierce looking and not muzzled, are given license to run around the neighborhood. They are intimidating, especially to children and the elderly. I am afraid that it’s just a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured.

The owners of these dogs, a bunch of adolescents, seem to be unaware of the dangers of letting their pets off the leash and have adopted a nonchalant attitude. The teenagers have been asked by numerous locals to keep the dogs under control but all requests have been ignored and the situation has not improved. I therefore believe that immediate action must be taken and I ask that you investigate the matter and take appropriate action as soon as possible to prevent the occurrence of injury and serious bodily harm.

Yours Sincerely,
Carol Diana.

(NB: Follow the above writing structure for getting higher IELTS band score in the examination. This sample answer can be an example of good writing out of many possible approaches.)

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