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.(投诉信)
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to express my dissatisfaction with the horriblesituation I have been faced with recently.
I’m a resident of XXX 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 completelychanged 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 disturbedmy 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 consequencesof 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 minimumlevel, I would be more than satisfied.
You have recently made a purchase from the local department store. However, when you arrived home, you found a faultwith 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.(投诉信)
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to complain about the recent purchase of a woolensweater 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 stretchedout of shape and no longer fits.
I phoned the store last Tuesday (June 21) and spoke to the department manager, a Mr. XXX, 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.
You wish to immigrate to a country but are not sure about the requirements and applicationprocedure. Write a letter to the immigration officer of this country to ask about, say who you are and explain your qualificationsand experience.(问询信)
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to receive information regarding the immigration procedures to Canada.
I am 34 years old and am currently working as senior mechanical engineer at ABC Tech Company in Shanghai. I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Shanghai Tongji University. I am married and my wife will be having our first child this coming autumn.
I have been considering immigrating to Canada for quiet some time and would like to know if my qualifications and work experience make me eligible to apply. I have enclosed my resume as well as a bank statement of my current financial status and my English proficiencylevel.
I’d also like to know if my wife and I can make one application, or whether we’ll have to apply separately. In addition, if you could send me information regarding permanent residence in Canada, I’d be most grateful.
You are going to an overseasuniversity to study. Write a letter to the university asking about accommodation and airport pickup.(问询信)
Dear Ms. XXX,
I’m writing to inquire about some information regarding accommodation at your university and the airport pickup issue.
I’m a mature, female student and would prefer, as far as possible, to share some accommodationwith other mature female students, preferably in a quiet location. However, I have no objectionto living on campus as long as it is quiet enough for me to study. I’m also a non-smoker and would prefer to share with other non-smokers although this is a preference rather than a request.
I will arrive in London on August 26 from Shanghai and would be very gratefulif you could send someone to pick me up or, at the least, send me the details of how to get to the university by myself from London Heathrow Airport, as this will be my first time to the UK.