A night club just opened near where you live. You are very unhappy about the situation because it disturbs the peace of the neighborhood. Write a letter to your local government official. Say who you are and explain why you are unhappy and suggest what should be done about it.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to express my dissatisfaction with the horrible situation I have been faced with recently.
I’m a resident of Rose Park on St. Johnson Street. I had been enjoying my life since I moved here five years ago. However, a nightclub recently opened right across the street from my apartment block has completely changed everything.
To begin with, the club itself is very unsightly. It has blackened windows with sexually explicit pictures displayed on the outside, which I find extremely offensive. Also, the noise level during the early hours of the morning is so intense that it has really disturbed my sleep. Consequently, I find that I am unable to concentrate fully on my job, as I am often too tired.
I work as a surgeon in the local hospital; therefore, I am sure you can see the gravity of my complaint. Indeed, the consequences of my making any mistake due to my lack of sleep can be very serious indeed.
I understand that, as a member of the local government, you have the power to close the club down. Nevertheless, I know very clearly that people need to make a living and I would not like to be responsible for people losing their jobs. Hence, if you could please ensure that the offensive pictures are removed, and the noise level is kept to a minimum level, I would be more than satisfied.
I look forward to your reply.
You have recently made a purchase from the local department store. However, when you arrived home, you found a fault with it. Write a letter to the manager, say what the product is, explain the problem and say what you’d like to be done about it.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to complain about the recent purchase of a woolen sweater from your department store on Philip Street, on August 25, 2007.
I recently washed the sweater in cool water, as per the instructions on the label. However, when I removed it from the machine, the garment was stretched out of shape and no longer fits.
I phoned the store last Tuesday (June 21) and spoke to the department manager, a Mr. Morris, who was rather rude on the phone and informed me that I could not get a replacement sweater as it was purchased at a reduced price. I felt really upset, for I have been a loyal customer of your store for many years and until this incident, never have had any complaints. I, therefore, feel disappointed to be treated in such a manner.
I would, however, be perfectly satisfied if you would kindly replace the sweater or refund my money, whichever is more convenient.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.