Issues With Neighbor

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You have been living in a rental apartment for the past few years. Recently a new neighbor moved in and has been making a lot of noise, which disturbs you.

Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:

  • explain the situation
  • describe why it bothers you
  • suggest a solution

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Mrs. Rathore,

I hope you and your family are well. I am writing this letter in regards to the problem I am facing with the new tenant that has moved in the apartment next to mine. I have been living here since past two years and it has always been great living here, until now.

Few months ago, a person named Jack, moved in to live next door. Although it had been fine in the beginning with little issues, things have worsen in recent times. The issue is that Jack is a professional model and I understand that partying is a part of his profession. But with time the number of parties have increased. The problem is that he parties in night which are accompanied with loud music.

Being in the business of entertainment, the problem does not irritates me much but my children are school going. The loud music tends to disturb their sleep often leading to poor performance in school. Talking to jack has been to no avail and there was no option left.

I would appreciate it if you could speak to Jack and ask him to lower the volume of music.

I will let you know as soon as the situation improves.

Yours faithfully,




Reference Letter Required

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference from someone who knew you when you were at school.

Write a letter to one of your old teachers asking for a reference. In your letter:

  • say what job you have applied for
  • explain why you want this job
  • suggest what information the teacher should include

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Ma’am,

I am sorry I have not written for so long. My work keeps me so busy, that I never have a minute to myself. I hope this letter finds you in good health. I hope that everything is great in school and the students still love the fantastic way you  used to teach. I have written to share with you a great news, I have got job in BBC.

You must be knowing how much it is important for me and for how long I have been waiting for this opportunity. It was only three days ago that I have got a job offer letter from BBC and they have provided a list of the required documents. One of them is a reference from a teacher.

The job requires  me to travel all over the world and interact with people and know about their culture. The content will then be uploaded on the official site of BBC along with the videos of my visit. This job is a dream come true for me.

Ma’am, I would be requiring a letter of recommendation along with a document showing the work I have done at school. I would be very thankful to you if you could send me the required documents immediately.

With love,



Effect Of Social Media

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Many people believe that effect of social media on both individuals and society has been negative. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Social networking sites, for instance Instagram, facebook, are thought by some to have had a detrimental effect on individual people as well as society and local communities. However, in my opinion, while I believe that such sites could prove to be beneficial to people, have turned out to have a larger negative impact.

With regards to individuals, social media has had a mixed impact on each individual. Let us begin by looking at some of the positives of social media. Firstly, people of different countries are brought together through sites such as facebook whereas before the development of technology, people were limited to their intermediate circle. Secondly, it allows room for interaction amongst like minded people. For example, people often create communities like writer’s or technician wherein they can share the information, useful for all.

Turning to the other side of the argument, social media also had its negative effects. The most common being the fact that people are more likely to interact with their peers online rather than building real life relationships. Furthermore, society is becoming increasingly disjointed and fragmented as people spend more and more time online with people they have never met face to face and who they are unlikely to meet in the future.

Overall, although social media has brought people together, it also has in some sense created unseen differences. The only possible way to get the best out of it is travel the middle way.



Story Behind Words

Words in English are not just random letters joined together and given names. Most of the words have a long history associated with them, and the story tells a lot about the word and its meaning. Let us have a look at some of the words and their stories.

During the time of crusades the member of a certain Muslim sect engaged people to terrorize their Christian enemies by performing murders as a religious duty. These acts were carried out under the influence of hashish and the killers came to be known as Hashshashin. Hashshashin evolved to become assassin.
Most of the people think that news is the acronym for north, east, west and south. So, for all of them, it is not the acronym of north, east, west and south. Rather, no words before the 20th century were acronyms. Rather, acronyms are part of the 20th century. So then what does news stands for? Well, news comes from the English word new, meaning something that has not existed before.
Ivy league colleges are dream colleges for many. But do you know what they mean? Well, Ivy League is originally a sportswriter’s term and was used in reference to the unofficial conference of teams also know as the old ten. The teams were army, brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, navy, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale. In 1940, army and navy dropped out of the association and the membership has remained the same ever since. The name derives from ivy that supposedly climbs the walls at these venerable institutions.


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