There is a problem in the road outside your house. Write a letter to your local councilor. In your letter -introduce yourself -explain what the problem is -tell the councilor what you would like to be done

Dear Sir or Madam, I am Jade, who is a resident of Heping Square. I am writing
email to you since I would like to report a
problem outside my house.
According to
the law in China, it is forbidden to make noise in the residence area after 8pm.
, we have suffered
noise from Zhongshan Road during the nighttime for a long
. The
noise is mainly from turbo sound from car racing and car-horning. I think that the root cause of
problem is a lack of legal awareness,
, I strongly recommend that the local council should set up a real-time
as well as
a warning sign to stop drivers from making noises at night on Zhongshan Road. Hope you can help solve
problem as soon as possible. Thanks, and Regards SJ
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task response
The letter addresses the task requirements effectively, providing an appropriate introduction, explanation of the problem, and a clear request for action. However, the tone may be too informal for a letter to a local councilor.
coherence and cohesion
The logical structure of the letter is generally effective, with clear paragraph organization. However, the greeting and closing could be more formal and appropriate for a letter to a local councilor.
lexical resource
The letter demonstrates a good range of vocabulary suitable for the task; however, some phrases and expressions could be more formal for this context.
grammatical range
The letter uses a range of grammatical structures effectively. However, there are a few instances of informal language that could be improved to suit the formality of the context.

Word Count

IELTS says that you should write a minimum of 150 words in writing task 1. If you go under word count you will lose marks in task response.

A very long letter will not give you a higher band score.

Aim for between 160 to 190 words in writing task 1. This will ensure a concise letter and will be realistic in terms of time management. You have only 20 minutes to write the letter and you need around 5 minutes of planning time, so you will not be able to write a long letter in 15 minutes.

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