IELTS Letter topic: Complaining to neighbors about their noisy dog

IELTS Letter, topic: Complaining to neighbors about their noisy dog

Your neighbors have a dog that is noisy at night. You can’t sleep. Write a letter to your neighbors. In your letter:
– describe the problem with the dog
– explain why it is important for you to sleep
– outline what your neighbors could do about the situation.

Dear Mr Brown and Mrs Brown ,

I am writing to you to bring to your attention a problem that i have been having with your dog at night.

As you may already be aware of, your dog started making small detours at night around the neighborhood, digging holes in the gardens and often making loud noises. I was awoken by your dog’s barks several times lately, and I had even consult a doctor and had been prescribed some sleeping pills.


This wouldn’t have been as big of a problem for me if I wasn’t in the middle of my exams, but since I am, it is crucial for me to take good rest and sleep during the right hours; I have morning exams to wake up to.

I will therefore be grateful if you could have your dog looked after by another member of your family away from this neighborhood, even if only until my exams are over, which will be in about three weeks time.

Thank you for taking time to read this letter, I hope to hear back from you with good news.

Yours sincerely,
Jeongsup Byun

This is a good letter on all accounts, except perhaps some inaccurate word choice and verb forms (bring the mouse over the words in blue to see suggested corrections). Such letter could be awarded Band 8 in a real IELTS exam.

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