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Here's a recent question from General IELTS writing task 1:
My advice is to choose an easy topic like "litter". Write a quick plan with ideas for each bullet point. If you need some help, have a look at this website.
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How's this for a start? A bit long (205 words), but worth the effort I guess:) Thanks Simon for sharing the question.
Dear Sir or Madam,
In response to your call for citizens to support local environmental projects, I am writing to explain how I would like to do my part.
My neighbourhood, Khayyam, has been facing the issue of heavy littering ever since the local government decided to turn it from a quiet residential area into a shopping spot. Many shoppers throw food and snack casings onto the sidewalks, and shop owners themselves tend to keep their garbage bags there, as well. Not only is this very unhealthy, but also creates a very unpleasant scene, especially on weekends when it is busiest.
Hence, I have resolved to spend one hour every Friday evening collecting trash from the sidewalks around my home. Although this might seem insignificant, I believe my efforts will indeed attract the attention of other residents as well as shoppers, and help them realise how unpleasant littering is.
However, one would definitely realise that in the long run, the town council needs to legislate against littering, imposing heavy fines and even compulsory sanitation service on those who litter our streets.
I am certain that together, we can curb the issues which threaten our health and the beauty of our city.
Ebi Tahasoni |
Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 13:21
I saw the advertisement and would like to offer help. In my neighbourhood of Hyde Park there is a serious environmental issue, which I would like to bring to your attention.
More recently, the Albert reserve in HydePark is getting littered alot. Heaps of garbage has accumulated in the park. I find it unpleasant to walk or run in the park. Hence, I have stopped visiting the reserve.
To solve this problem, I intend to launch a campaign to stop littering in the park. I would like to educate people about the negative consequences of littering in the reserve via posters and social media. Moreover, I would be happy to pick up the litter and dispose it off properly.
To avoid the problem in the long term, I think it is imperative to introduce more bins in the park. Also, offenders should be prosecuted for littering by the local council and police.
I hope that you will help me with my aspirations to make my local park litter-free. I am looking forward to your response.
Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 21:55
Hello Simon, Thank you I've got your ebook and it is really amazing, still working in memorizing ideas for task two, I have a question regarding listening test what is the best approach for multichoice question in section three when we have 9 answers and 5 questions I find it really difficult?
One more thing if the correct answer is "a topic" and I wrote just "topic" without "a" am I going to lose marks?
Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 23:50
There isn't really a special technique for multiple choice questions - you just need to do lots of practice because they are always difficult!
"topic" should be fine.
Monday, February 04, 2013 at 14:43
hi, would it possible to give comment on my essay please thanks
It is really nice to hear such a lovely project which will surely turn all my unpleasent immediate region to beautiful and
habital area.I and my there neighboors are volunteer in favour of any project will progress our life-standard, as well as
bring new ideas on this project.
Our new site was beautiful area in our town, It was not only attracts bird-watchers but also cyclists. it has been choosen
one of the important natural reserve with elite bird species and large green area, where allure adventurist mountain
cyclist to ride up to high hill through woodland green area. Whole picture seems like a dream, one day, when I took my daugter
six ages to playground in the morning,I have seen all around full of flying-tips , dog-fouling, spits and graffitti on play ground area.
Parents who with their kids really disgust these issue, we always discuss how to tackle with but never can be organized.
I would like kindly to suggest mine and my neighboors some points on favour of protect our near environment. Firstly, We should
update information about importantance of enviroment in public mind. This will reinforce by helping one famous and reliable
person in public-eye. Secondly, signs and litters should be set up for dog fouling and flying-tips. At this point, I and
my neighboors have already started sessions such as picking litter keep on eye on playground and green area on regular bases.
For a while, we should provide continues volunteer such as joining to project which would make the people much more attention
on eviromental issues. Then All this project would turn to be habitual behaviour in our minds.
we are looking forward to hearing you,
Head of Guard Reserve
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 12:38
I have read in the news paper yesterday about advertisement askingfor help with regards to the environent projects and I can offer you my help. The reason why I support your campaign because in my place the number one problem we are facing is littering. Everywhre, on the streets, park, market you can find garbage and worst of allfull of flies. It is very unpleasnt to see.
Me and the local officials called the attention of everybody and we had some meetings and orientations with regards to proper disposal of garbage. We have campaigns and we given some fliers on the bad effects of littering. We decided to put garbage cans and bags in every corner of the streets and garbage collectors to collect it every morning. Streetsweepers helps a lot in this campaign. We all know that dirty sorroundings is very harmful and dangerous in our health especially to the childrens. Fines are also increased to those who will be caught and will do one week of voluntary cleaning.
But still I believe that this problem will stop only if everyone is responsible in what they are doing. Parents should teach childrens with proper disposal of the garbage. Adults should be a good role model to the younger ones so they will become a responsible citizens.
If you need some help we are ready especially if its for the good of everybody and the mother earth. I attached my address and telephone number you can call me or our local council anytime.
It's so nice to live in a place where you can breath fresh and no garbage in our sorroundings.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 17:24
hi simon, i need your opinion with my letter..please, can u give me some ideas on how i will improve my writing ability..
thax a lot..
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 17:27
I am writing regarding the advertisement published in the Green Talks newspaper called “how we can tidy our neighborhood”.
Our neighbourhood, Black Hill, despite all spectacular scenes that has made it one of significant tourist attraction, one might notice how much litter dropped throughout the area. This would have negative impact on reputation of our neighbourhood, leading to a drop in tourist numbers and also might cause devastating effects in the environment.
As I have noticed that smoking related litter is the most prevalent item of litter in this area, I myself tend to get involved in smoking litter picking to achieve a cleaner and greener place, and am planning to encourage my neighbours to join this plan as well. However, it does seem that broader participation is required. To do so, I’d like to run a campaign to raise the awareness of individuals to change perception of those who litter and the act of littering, and to ask authorities to pass laws on littering.
I hope that those contributions will make this place greener, safer and more pleasant to all.
Friday, February 08, 2013 at 12:33
I am writing regarding the advertisement published in Green Talks newspaper called “how we can tidy our neighborhood”.
Our neighbourhood, Black Hill, despite all spectacular scenes that has made it significant tourist attraction, one might notice how much litter dropped throughout the area. This would have negative impact on reputation of our neighbourhood, leading to a drop in the tourist number and also might cause devastating effects in the environment.
As I have noticed that smoking related litter is the most prevalent item of litter in this area, I myself tend to get involved in smoking litter picking to achieve a cleaner and greener place, and am planning to encourage my neighbours to join this plan as well.
However, it does seem that broader participation is required. To do so, I would like to run a campaign to raise the awareness of individuals to change perception of those who litter in the future, and to ask authorities to pass laws on littering.
Friday, February 08, 2013 at 15:26
hi,Simon, Last year I got 6.5 band in academic, but know this time i am perparing for General. Your ideas and views always help me to write something different from others but I lose band due to Peripostion & grammer mistakes.Give me some tips which help me to increase my band. I need 7 band for Australia.
ravinder singh |
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 04:53
I WANT TO INCREASE MY WRITING ( I WANT TO GET MINIMUM 6.5 BANDS IN IELTS WRITING GENERAL) I HAVE NO TIME TO GET COACHING BECAUSE I AM PRIVATE EMPLOYEE PLEASE HELP ME.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 03:25
I also had same problem which you mentioned. Now I overcame this problem and getting band 8 in listening. I dont try to match at the time of listening. Instead, I try to write in short hand form what I listen for corresponding question. In last 10 minutes of transfer tme, i try to make sense what I wrote and then I matched them. This is really helpful for myself.
Simon this is a great website. I learn a lot from you. Heaps of thanks
Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 01:25
Anyone, kindly please review and correct my writing.
Dear Sir or Madam
With this letter, I would like to inform you about the garbage problem that has been disturbing the neighborhood for almost one year. The water drainage in our suburb has been fills with garbage, since many of the new residents threw their waste into it. This issue has been brought up to the local authority by our senior residents, but there is no response until now.
I have plan which could solve the problem and I will volunteer to execute the plan. I will discuss with the Head of the Local council and they should issued letters to all the local citizens. It will inform about a program call “Cleaning Environment Week End”, where as all the residents must clean the drainage in front of their houses, and I will used my truck to collect the garbage and delivered them to Waste Management Center.
I think that The Real Estate Management must make some action plan in the future to avoid this kind of condition. There should be a warning sign for not littering in the environment and there should be a penalty as a disciplinary action for people who are not following the rules.
Thanks for your kind attention.
Darwin Lesmana |
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 03:00
I am writing in response to an advertisement calling for helpers with environment projects on ABC news.
Being inspired by the idea of giving back to the community, I would like to participate in the projects. From my observation, littering is a serious environmental issue in our area. I saw bags of household waste on the street, leaving unattended for a few days. I also saw glass bottles, mainly empty beer bottles, dropped on the main streets or area around liquor shops. Not only causing a hygiene issue, it could also be a safety problem as our children could be hurt by the broken glasses.
I would like to suggest establishing a cleaning team formed by volunteers in the area to pick the litters regularly. Certainly, I would like to be part of it. The team would also organize some education events, for instances, seminars within school and fun fairs during weekend. It could help educating the community the importance of keeping the environment clean and the proper way to handle litters.
I sincerely want to contribute to the area and I am looking forward to further discuss the suggestion with you. I can be contacted by 1234-1234-1234.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 01:54
Hi Simon and all, It is very grateful if you can comment on my writing. My exam will be in December. Thank you so much.
Knowing your need of our help for the environment project in my district via newspaper, I would like to write you this letter rendering our assistance plan which we think very useful for the cleanup in our circumstance.
As you may know, due to financial constraint, public dustbins in our district are not fully provided everywhere except in the main streets. Residential people and businesses in small alleys find difficult for them to access to such public facilities and many of them have taken this reason to leave their cigarette butts, used papers and litters on their ways nearby.
In the position of a primary school teacher in the district, I understand that our active students wish to share the burden of environmental pollution to maintain their area clean and beautiful, thus I have organised some working groups including volunteer students who will collect litter on the journey they are back home from school. Such garbage will be gathered at the dustbins waiting at the main streets.
In addition to that activities, our active members have designed leaflets to be spread at households and businesses in our area with a call for action serving for a tidy district.
Littering everywhere convenient for you is a bad habit needed to be originally removed from our daily lifestyle for the common interest of our district environment. To reach this goal, we think we will recommend local authorities to multiply our activities within the entire locality in a bigger scale campaign where single resident is one enthusiastic member to make their own contribution to environmental awareness education and protection.
With our brief description above, we believe that our students’ ideas and action will be of your assistance and local waste will be put in the right places in the future.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:50
Hi, please comment on this.
In connection with the environmental project in our society, I would like to extend my help in any way I possibly can. I'm taking this opportunity to suggest one of the major problem that I see that affect the people in our society and that is the production of rubbish in the community. In my observation,we need to do something to make the residents be aware of its effect.
I think,this problem can be address by information dissemination and by imposing some policies and procedures in the proper disposal of the garbage. As a suggestion,I think there should be a law that punish the people that will not abide in the said policy. In this way I believe that the problem with garbage will be minimized if not totally prevented.
I hope that this issue on rubbish should be given a proper attention.
Thank you very much.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 15:31
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