Letter Sample #29 – Write to the Accommodation Officer and ask for a new room

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 29

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You live in a room in college which you share with another student. You find it very difficult to work there because he or she always has friends visiting. They have parties in the room and sometimes borrow your things without asking you.

Write a letter to the Accommodation Officer at the college and ask for a new room next term. You would prefer a single room. Explain your reasons.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam, 

Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to express my discontent and discomfort with my current accommodation arrangement, specifically due to my roommate’s irrational behaviours and I would like to request you to arrange me another room from next semester if possible.

I live in room 257, on the second floor of the Christopher Resident Hall, in our college. Ever since I moved in, I have had a hard time concentrating on my studies. My roommate brings friends almost every night and sometimes they come to hold parties. I am not sure if such parties are allowed in our college hostel without proper permission! They usually have parties till the late night and listen to loud music. They have such parties several times a month. Besides, he often borrows my things without even asking me. He once lost a book that I borrowed from the college library and I had to pay the fine for the book.

I cannot accept this situation anymore as I cannot stand this roommate. I would be really grateful to you if you allow me to move to another room, preferably a single room, from the next term.

Thank you very much in advance. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Yours faithfully,

Charles Fernando

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