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A letter to the council / IELTS Writing

Updated: Oct 4, 2022




You have heard that a developer plans to build a shopping centre near your home.


Write a letter to the council. In your letter:

- say how you heard about the plan

- explain how you feel about it

- ask for more information about it



Dear Sir,


I am writing this to express my dissatisfaction with the new shopping centre I have seen on the internet last week on the news.com, that is planned to be built around the L. Lout's Complex in N., where I currently dwell.


As I have a 5-member family, where all present some difficulties, I am afraid this construction might not be a good idea for a few reasons. First, it seems to me that the disabled population living in this location was not considered. I furthermore believe that the city will be losing plenty of green areas, as the principal park situated a few km from the shopping centre's future location. Moreover, some species may have their habits ruined owing to this plan. I thereby feel concerned with how the citizens will handle the development of this in N., and its side effects both in the short and long term.


I would appreciate obtaining any additional information concerning this project, especially the city's government position in relation to its involved costs, besides the situation of local parks in the city. In addition, I might also be aware of what's the plan we might expect so that household residents not be affected by continual noise when this place is finished.


Yours sincerely.


Antonio D.



9 Linking words, meeting the goal of 7 or more 0 Repeated words, meeting the goal of 3 or fewer 0 Mistakes

6 paragraphs 217 words 9 Overall Band Score

COHERENCE AND COHESION: 9.0 9 Structure your answers in logical paragraphs 9 One main idea per paragraph 9 Include greeting and closing 9 Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately 9 Vary your linking phrases using synonyms

LEXICAL RESOURCE: 9.0 9 Try to vary your vocabulary using accurate synonyms 9 Check your work for spelling and word formation mistakes

GRAMMATICAL RANGE: 9.0 9 Use a variety of complex and simple sentences 9 Check your writing for errors

TASK ACHIEVEMENT: 9.0 9 Answer all parts of the question 9 Use an appropriate tone

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