December, 6th 2013
Dear FOX editor,
I am following Castle television series and I am writing a
complaint because lately you have been repeating the same
chapters. I hope you understand that, under these
conditions, it is not possible to follow the plot of the series.
I live in an incredibly small, almost hamlet, village and as you
can imagine finding entertainment in a village this small is
monumentally difficult. I love the series and it is one of my
favourite hobbies to watch with my friends every Saturday,
so please try to issue the series in order, chapter by chapter
I have spent several months watching the same episodes
and my friends and I do not want to continue like this, I hope you understand
Furthermore I have tried to communicate with you by phone and when I called
your helpline, it took me three quarters of an hour to get through. Also, when I
did, the five-minute useless conversation cost me seven pounds.
I hope this letter will be also helpful to you. I think many of your viewers will be
also annoyed and that can make your audience go down significantly.
As compensation for these months of bad issuing of the series, I think you
should issue three straight episodes of the new season of Castle in the same
I look forward to your response.
Carolina Duro Penkova
I'm writing to complain about the toy truck I bought
in a shop called “Toys for Children” on December 15
this year and the service I received when I bought
the toy truck.
When I was in the shop I asked the seller if this toy
was suitable for five-year-old children and he said
yes. We checked the instructions and it said "suitable
for four-year-old children or older”. So I bought the
toy. On Christmas Day the child hurt himself badly
when his finger was trapped between the wheels and the body of the truck. So we
had to go to the hospital, where the doctor told me that these kinds of toys are very
dangerous because the space between both parts is too small for this age.
I went to the shop and told the seller what happened with the toy. He said it was not
his problem and I was informed that I should talk to you. That is the reason why I am
writing to you, to let you know what happened and to ask for a solution.
This toy is dangerous and I think it should be taken out of the market. In my opinion,
you should compensate us for the damage caused.
I look forward to your response.
Marisa Aguilera Santiago.
Fernando López Veloso.
EOI Embajadores, Intermediate II, 2013.
Last month I bought a bike machine for a Christmas
present at your shop. I paid it and, following my order,
you sent it to my home some days after, just for
I immediately realised that there was something wrong with the bike machine you sent me. It
was not the same as the sample in the shop. It is another much more expensive model which
is too good for my wishes. The bike machine I bought doesn’t have any training computer, or
vibration position as the one you sent me.
I called the customer service where you are the director and they said to me that there was
not any other bike machine like the one I bought. The best solution was to keep the other
best bike you sent me at the same price. I explained them it was not a good solution for me,
but they did not want to hear me. They rejected my complaint.
So, I have decided to write this letter of complaint because I feel your solution is unfair for
the following reasons: I spent a lot of time at your store looking for the perfect bike machine
for me: the cheapest one, the oldest model, its strap had an obvious defect, its wrist was
cracked and its seat was very uncomfortable. It was a horrible fit machine. But it was my
perfect choice. And you gave me the best fit machine in the market. There is no law.
I would like to give away a “poisoned” Christmas present to my mother-in-law (because her
doctor indicated her this specific exercise) so she suffers with the bike machine I’d choosen
as I’d suffered because of her continuous crude comments about me during last twenty
years. But she is happy with her new toy. She is gasping all day plugging the vibration
position and I suffer for it.
I only want you to understand that you destroyed my Christmas wishes. I’ll protest strongly
to Santa at the way in which you have conducted this matter.
Fernando López Veloso
I am writing to complain about the purchase I made on your
website on 12 December this year and also the service I have
I bought a 150 piece- custom puzzle of for a Christmas gift to
my nine-year- old son. I have to say that everything offered at
your sales page was incorrect.
According to you, prior to 15 December orders arrive before Christmas. However, the
shipping reached my home on 27 December, three days later than Christmas day,
although the order was done 4 days before the date guaranteed. This has been a big
problem for us as we had to improvise a Christmas gift for our son.
In addition, as the delivery did not arrive, I sent a number of emails but they were
To make matters worse, you offer a durable box and we found that the tin was
punched and deformed on the corners, making it almost impossible to put the lid
But the worst was that we sent a photograph of our pet to customize the puzzle but
we received a puzzle with a picture of a hunting scene: several men photographed
carrying shotguns next to a dead elephant.
After all these facts, a minor problem is that the package did not include the gift card
which had a Santa’s message to our son.
As you understand, all these facts are unacceptable. Therefore, we expect a letter of
explanation and certainly a substantial refund as compensation for all these
nonsense. We were seriously annoyed, especially because it affected the illusion of
our son. We feel that at least you should send the real puzzle with the indicated text
and also return the purchase money and shipping.
Juan Carlos (NI2. M-W 19-21.15)
3 Laurel Street
9 November 2013
Customer Information Point
Vodafone Sol Station Metro Madrid
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to express my strong dissatisfaction with Accessibility in Metro Madrid,
in particular with measures to access Vodafone Sol Station, Line 1.
Yesterday, I had to go from Atocha Station to Vodafone Sol Station. Firstly, I made
sure that the station had measures on accessibility because I was going to travel with
my baby and his baby buggy. When I checked the subway map, I could see the
symbol of accessibility in Vodafone Sol Station and therefore I decided to make the
journey with my baby. When we arrived in the station, surprisingly, there was no way
out, only the stairs, no elevator, no ramp, nothing. How do you explain this?
Fortunately, a gentleman helped me to carry my baby to the hall.
I expect a letter of explanation about this situation I´d also like you to remove the
accessibility symbol from the station so nobody else has the same problem. I really
think that symbol should not exist if it does not match reality.
Student: Silvia Gómez Velasco.
Group: 2013-2014 Intermediate Level 2. Monday and Wednesday: 19:00-21:30.
LETTER OF COMPLAINT
10 Convenio Street
28007 Madrid / Spain
7 January 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,
I’m writing to express my strong dissatisfaction with the puzzle I bought from your website on
21st November last year, and the service I have received.
When I ordered the puzzle, I was informed that delivery would take two weeks, but in fact it
took six weeks, arriving too late to use it as my son’s Christmas gift, so I have used it as my
son’s Three-Wise-Men gift.
When I finally received the puzzle, its packaging was opened and broken, but I tried to fix and
wrap it, because it was the only present that I had for him that day.
The size chosen by me had 500 pieces, but in my box there were only 250 pieces, so while
my irritation grew bigger, my son began to put together the pieces and I discovered that it was
not a personalised jigsaw puzzle with my son’s photo, but it was a simple earth map. However,
the worst thing of all was when my son discovered who Three-Wise-Men are, because you
sent me the puzzle on Saturday afternoon, when I explained it should be delivered in the
mornings, and never at the weekend.
So I rang to complain, but I was told that I should have written more carefully the size and the
Please contact me as soon as possible to let me know what you are going to do about to this
because on your website you promised a full refund if I was not satisfied. Money isn’t the most
important thing in this case, what matters the most is that your business has broken my son’s