Letter Sample #106 – You have just read an article in an international travel magazine

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 106

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just read an article in an international travel magazine which contained some information about your town that is incorrect.

Write a letter to the editor of the magazine. In your letter

  • correct the information in the article
  • explain why it is important for the magazine to give correct information
  • suggest what the magazine should do about this situation

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 a regular reader and a great fan of your travel magazine “Fine Destinations”. In its November issue, the magazine highlighted our town “Portella” which is quite exciting for us as it would make our little town known to millions of global readers and attract many international tourists.

However, the article contained some incorrect information that I am concerned about. First, Portella now has two airports instead of just one and the second one was built as recently as last year. In fact, the newly built airport is used for most international aeroplanes to land and depart. Second, ‘Eflace island’, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in our town, is not prone to frequent rampant storms as claimed in the article. In reality, it was hit by a severe storm at least 14 years ago.

I believe erroneous facts may confuse your readers and deter many to visit our town as tourists. Besides, an internationally renowned magazine like yours should not leave any scope for negative reviews due to inaccurate information in its article.

In light of the situation, I would request you to investigate the facts that I have pointed out and correct the information in your December issue.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Shaef Gomez

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