Your Neighbours Have Written To Complain About Noise

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You should write at least 150 words.

Your neighbours have recently written to you to complain about the noise from your houseflat.

Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter

  • explain the reasons for the noise
  • apologise
  • describe what action you will take

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Neighbour,

I am sorry to hear that you have been disturbed by noise from my house/flat. There are a number of reasons for this which I will explain below.

Firstly, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that you have experienced. I can assure you that I am taking steps to reduce the noise levels.

The main reason for the noise is that I have recently had some building work carried out. This has involved some heavy machinery and has been going on for some time. I am sorry for the disturbance but the work should be finished soon.

In the meantime, I have asked the builders to try to keep the noise to a minimum and I am also taking measures to reduce the noise levels myself. I hope that this will be satisfactory and that you will not be too disturbed in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Your name