Letter Sample #121 – You live in a room you share with another student

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 121

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You live in a room in college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to study/work.

Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter:

  • describe the situation
  • explain your problems and why it is difficult to study/work
  • say what kind of accommodation you would prefer

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 this letter to inform you about a rather unpleasant and uncomfortable situation that I am facing while sharing a room with my current roommate at the university hostel.

Now, please do not think that I am complaining against my current roommate, living in room 45 of the “Freedom Boys Hostel” because he is a nice guy. It is just that he has a different lifestyle and study schedule. For example, he likes to study till very late at night by keeping the lights on which makes it difficult for me to fall asleep. And as a result of this, most of the nights, I don’t get enough sleep to start my day afresh.

Another problem is that when my roommate gets any visitors or friends to visit him, he talks with them in a rather loud voice. Naturally, as this loud conversation continues, I get distracted and lose my focus on my studies many a time.

Therefore, in light of these problems, I would highly appreciate it if you can arrange a single room accommodation for me so that my studies are affected negatively.

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Kim

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