CELPIP Writing Sample Test Task 1: Writing an Email

Read the following information.

Recently you visited the Zoological park and had an uncanny experience, as a man died by falling in the tiger’s enclosure. You were not able to do anything at that point, but wanted to show your concern for the safety of the visitors.

Write an email to the Director of the Zoological Park in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

  • Give a description of the incident
  • Complain about the short fencing
  • Show your concern for the safety of the visitors

Dear Director I am writing to you to express my concern regarding the recent unfortunate incident which caused a person's death. I happen to be a witness to this gruesome incident. I visited the park last Sunday with my family. We had a great time watching all the animal exhibits. We were at the tiger's exhibit and we happen to notice a man slipped and fell in the tiger's enclosure. The hungry tiger attacked the man and dragged him all over the place. The poor man did not stand a chance and eventually died. Everyone is dismayed at this point. It caused a lot of commotion and distress for everyone. Indeed, the main reason for this to happen is short fencing. The fencing seemed to be a bit shorter than the recommended height. I happened to hear similar incidents in the past but still, nothing has been changed. Lack of proper safety measures is costing lives. I suggest reevaluate your safety measures and take proper action. I hope you accept my advice for the sake of your visitor's safety. Regards, Amour