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IELTS Letter Correction: Work Being Done On Street.

Work is being done on the street where you live. The noise is disturbing you.

Write a letter of complaint to your local council. In your letter.

  1. introduce yourself
  2. explain what the problem is (noise at night time)
  3. suggest solutions to the problem (continue the work during day time)


Dear sir,

My name is David Beck. (The reader will know your name at the end of the letter. There is no need to write it here.) I am a resident of street number five, JPG colony, Jalandhar. I am writing this letter to express my concern about the problems we are facing due to the ongoing construction work on our street. (The introduction is too short. The purpose of introduction is to link the problem with you. It is not that the local council needs some information about you. How can you link this problem with yourself?)

I have been living on the street number 5, JPG colony, Jalandhar, for the last five years. Both my wife and I are working professionals and our normal lifestyle has been completely disrupted due to the road work in our colony.

The SBP company is reconstructing roads in our colony during night time. They start their work at around 10 o’clock in the night and finish around 4 a.m (Use similar expressions. Either use a.m and p.m for both times OR use “o’clock”. Don’t mix them.). The loud noise of massive machines disturbs the residents a lot. Most of the students are unable to wake up at time timely for school, and almost all the adults are feeling lethargic at the office as they are unable to sleep properly at night. (There is nothing wrong in writing about others. But, since you’ve introduced yourself, it is better to write about the problems you face.) (The loud noise of the road roller and other machines disturbs my family’s sleep. While my children are unable to attend school as they wake up late, my wife and I are often lethargic at work. We are unable to perform our professional duties efficiently.)

Thus, it is my humble request to you to please change the work shift of labours from night shift to day shift (You’ve already mentioned shift.). All the adults of our colony are at their work and children are at school during day time. It will not only save them from sleep disorders but also increase their work efficiency.

I am looking for a kind consideration from you on this matter.

Yours faithfully,

David Beck

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