You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You have received a letter from your landlord, Mr Matthews, asking you to renew your contract and pay more rent. You are happy in the property but the landlord has not been maintaining it well. Write a reply to Mr Matthews. In your letter: • indicate your intention to stay • give information about the maintenance issues • explain what you would like the landlord to do now. Write at least 150 words.

Dear Mathews, I am writing to reply to the lease renewal letter that you had sent to me recently which as I have read included a rent hike. I would like to bring to attention the building facilities that are not up to code and are in disrepair.
apartment with its stunning views of the bay is something that I have wanted for a long time.
, I will be renewing my lease with you but I have certain concerns about the building that I want to be addressed.
For example
, the building hasn’t had basic plumbing and fire safety maintenance in almost a year.
, there are cracks in the walls and soft spots in the flooring which needs to be urgently addressed.
, I noticed there is significant water damage in the bedroom facing the balcony.
, I would like these issues dealt with swiftly and in an organized manner,I look forward to seeing these changes. Yours Sincerely, Sujith Mathew Geevarghese
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Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

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