IELTS Cambridge Book 11 Test 3 GT – Letter

Question  – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

Your local council is considering closing a sports and leisure centre that it runs, in order to save money.

Write a letter to the local council. In your letter:

  • give details of how you and your friends or family use the centre
  • explain why the sports and leisure centre is important for the local community
  • describe the possible effects on local people it the centre closes

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Answer – 

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to give you my thoughts on your decision to shut down the only sports and recreational centre in my city to save some government funds.

My friends and I do various activities in this complex when we are free, for example, we usually go to the gym or play either table tennis or basketball there, but sometimes, when we are too tired, we like to take a relaxing spa. As for my family, they like to visit the cafe or walk in the playground to spend their leisure time.

Not only for us, but this centre is crucial for the local community as well because this is the only place they can use to socialise and make friends, without having to spend a lot of money at places such as clubs and pubs. Also, in the meeting hall, many meetings are held, in which we discuss the problems and solutions to improve our localities and the city.

However, if the centre were to be closed by the government, it would have adverse ramifications on the locals, especially those who are living alone and the elderly. This is because, after the closure of the centre, they will not have any place nearby to go and meet people. They may feel isolated, and this could result in such individuals falling into depression. Moreover, youngsters will have no place to play or exercise, and it could make them indifferent towards sports and health, and as a result, they could face health issues like obesity and heart problems.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours faithfully,
Robbie Williams