日期： 2019-03-05 14:46
通过信号词可以让读者更容易理解你的意思。例如“The problem began when…”、“to make it worse . . .”、 “another issue was . . .” 等。都能明确表示你在抱怨某事。
写完三个要点之后，可以用一句话提出想让读信者做出哪些回复。你可以这么说：Thank you for your attention to this matter and I look forward to hearing from you” 、 “I look forward to resolving this issue”。
信函结尾也要保持正式语气，结尾用“Yours truly”或者 “Sincerely”都是安全的选择，哪怕跟朋友写信也是一样。
It was expecting . . . (insert what you expected) but . . .
I was expecting to get along with my roommate but we are not suited to each other.
I was disappointed to discover that . . .
I was disappointed to discover that she felt it was her right to play music even though I was trying to sleep.
I am disappointed because . . .
I am disappointed because I thought I would be matched with a roommate similar to me.
It is unacceptable that . . .
It is unacceptable that our room is in such disorder.
The fact that . . . is unacceptable.
The fact her clothes, garbage and books cover the floor is unacceptable.
It is not acceptable to…
It is not acceptable to have to live in these conditions.
I was displeased to see that . . .
I was displeased to see that she was very messy.
I am not pleased that . . .
I am not pleased that I am unable to sleep or study in the room.
例如，“Get me a new roommate now” 远不及“I would like to request a roommate change” 或者“Would it be possible to change rooms?”来得好。
I would like to move.
I would like to ask that you help me find different accommodations.
As a resolution to this problem, I would appreciate it if you would pair me with a different roommate.
I would like to request that you find me another room.
I would be grateful if you would move me.
I believe the best way to resolve these problems is to move me to another room.
Dear Mrs. Smith,
I am writing to request your assistance in solving some problems I am having with my current living conditions.
I am a first year college student staying in the Tall Pines residence in a double room (upper level room 234) that I share with my roommate.
I am sorry to say that there are issues with my roommate that make living and studying very difficult for me at this time. I am disappointed because I was expecting that I would be matched with someone similar to me but we are very different.
The first problem between us happened when my sleep was interrupted by loud music. My roommate likes to go to bed with her radio on but I need quiet. Although I asked her to use headphones, she said that she can’t sleep with them on so bedtime is stressful and I am not getting enough rest. This makes it hard to get up in the morning and go to class.
Another issue is the mess in our room. It is unacceptable that her books, clothes and garbage are everywhere. I find it very difficult to work in this chaos as I am a very neat person and the clutter, disorder and smell of old food boxes distract me from my studies. I have attempted to clean up but she has asked that I not touch her things.
I believe the best way to solve these problems is to move me to a single room or to set me up with another roommate. I would be grateful if you could help me sort this out soon as our midterm exams are coming up and I have had to resort to the inconvenience of studying in the common area or a classmate’s room instead of working quietly in my own.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. I look forward to finding a solution quickly so that I can live and study in reasonable comfort.