You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Your neighbors have recently written to you to complain about the noise from your house flat. Write a letter to your neighbors. In your letter explain the reasons for the noise apologize:
- Describe what action you will take.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear …………….. ,
Sample Answer 1 (200 Words, 11 Sentences, 8 Paragraphs, Band 9)
Hope you are doing great. I’m extremely surprised to get a letter from you indicating that you’re immensely annoyed to hear some sound, which is produced from my flat. Indeed, I’ve no idea that you’ll be able to hear this enormous amount of sound.
However, as you know, some days ago, a glass of my window in the kitchen room was broken while some children were playing cricket in front of my flat. That is why I’m trying to refit the window in the evening time when I come back from office. It takes long time because I have no experience about this work and it’s still not finished.
Unfortunately, I thought that the sound will not reach to your home but it eventually did as per your claim. Since you have confronted many problems due to the noise, I apologies for this matter. Moreover, I promise this sound will no longer appear from today.
As the work is still not finished, I have decided that a professional worker will be called, who will work in the day time and the work would be finished within two days.
Once again, I’m extremely sorry for any inconvenience that might have happened for me.
Sample Answer 2 (193 Words, 13 Sentences, 8 Paragraphs, Band 9)
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Jonathon,
I am writing in response to your letter, complaining about the sounds my musical instrument is producing. I feel that I have to explain myself and humbly ask for your forgiveness.
Actually, I am a student of the North Carolina Arts College and as a part of my end of term exams I have to perform 4 plays by flute. Therefore I have to rehearse every day because I am eager to make a good impression to my teachers. To achieve my goal I am supposed to play about 3 hours a day.
I must apologize for playing in inappropriate hours. It was all my fault since I did not bother reading the rules of our house owner, prohibiting playing musical instruments.
I have consulted with my class teacher and he suggested me to use one of the rooms of the college to rehearse for a small fee. I assure you by no means will be disturbed again with the noise from my apartment.
I beg for your understanding and forgiveness. Please, accept this box of chocolate as a token of my appreciation for not giving this problem a legal action.
(NB: Follow the above band 9 writing structure for getting good band score in IELTS Exam. This Sample answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)