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General Writing Sample Task 1 #53

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You eat at your college cafeteria every lunchtime. However, you think it needs some improvements.

Write a letter to the college magazine. In you letter

  • explain what you like about the cafeteria
  • say what is wrong with it
  • suggest how it could be improved

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................. ,

The sample letter contains eight gaps. Complete it by putting a word or phrase from the box below in each space.

annoying put right could should
enough unfortunately good idea too hot

Dear Sir/Madam,

I normally eat lunch at the college cafeteria because it is reasonable priced, convenient and it has a friendly atmosphere.
There are, however, a number of deficiencies which I think should be ..................... Firstly, although the staff try to keep the tables clean, there are not .................... workers at peak times to clear their tables themselves then they have finished eating.
...................., some students do not bother to do this. Also, there are a number of students who do not wait in the queue to be served, which is very .................... for the majority of us. Finally, I think the cafeteria could have better ventilation as it gets ...................., especially in the summer.

I think it would be a .................... if more signs were put around the cafeteria asking students to put their dirty plates and cutlery on the trolleys provided and to throw away their leftovers and rubbish. Also, I think we .................... tell students when they are being anti-social and jumping the queue. Finally, .................... we please have a few windows open when things get too hot?

Yours faithfully

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