General Writing Sample Task 1 #53

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You eat at your college cafeteria every lunchtime. However, you think it needs some improvements.

Write a letter to the college magazine. In your letter,

  • explain what you like about the cafeteria
  • say what is wrong with it
  • suggest how it could be improved

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ................. ,

The sample letter contains eight gaps. Complete it by putting a word or phrase from the box below in each space.

put right
good idea
too hot

Dear Sir/Madam,

I normally eat lunch at the college cafeteria because it is reasonable priced, convenient and it has a friendly atmosphere.
There are, however, a number of deficiencies which I think should be . Firstly, although the staff try to keep the tables clean, there are not workers at peak times to clear their tables themselves then they have finished eating.

, some students do not bother to do this. Also, there are a number of students who do not wait in the queue to be served, which is very for the majority of us. Finally, I think the cafeteria could have better ventilation as it gets , especially in the summer.

I think it would be a if more signs were put around the cafeteria asking students to put their dirty plates and cutlery on the trolleys provided and to throw away their leftovers and rubbish. Also, I think we tell students when they are being anti-social and jumping the queue. Finally, we please have a few windows open when things get too hot?

Yours faithfully


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