IELTS General Writing - Task 1
English learning tips
Get is used frequently in spoken and written English. It has the following basic meanings:
- receive, obtain or buy something, e.g. Please get me a newspaper when you’re in town; I got a letter from David today; She got band 7.5 in her IELTS exam.
- change position – move or to be moved, e.g. How are you getting home today?
- change state – become or make, e.g. We are all getting older if not wiser.
Get also has many other more specific meanings:
- It’s my turn to get dinner tonight. [prepare a meal]
- I don’t get it. Why did she speak like that? [understand]
- His behaviour really gets me at times. [annoy]
- Once we got to know each other, we became great friends. [become acquainted]
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Your neighbours have recently
written to you to complain about the noise from your houselflat.
Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter
- explain the reasons for the noise
- describe what action you will take
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear ................. ,
I was very shocked to get your letter saying that the noise from my flat has been spoiling your evenings and causing you some distress. I am really, really sorry about that. I had no idea that you would be able to hear so much, so I hope you will accept my apologies.
As you may have guessed, I am trying to refit my kitchen in the evenings when I get home from work. Unfortunately it is all getting longer than expected and I have been having problems with getting things to fit properly. This has meant to a lot of banging and hammering.
As the kitchen is still not finished, I have decided to call in a professional builder who will finish the work in the next day or two. He’ll work only during daytime hours, so you won’t be disturbed in the evenings again, I promise.
Sorry to have caused these problems,