Formal Letter Model. Suitable for FCE or CAE exam.
To the Editor,
I‘m writing in response to the article in yesterday’s ...... which concerns TV advertising. I completely disagree with all the points that have been made in it and fell strongly against TV advertising.
First of all, I don’t see any point in TV advertising because the advertised things are usually so expensive that many people can’t afford them. So, this fact makes some people feel depressed and miserable.
Secondly, TV advertising has a profound and sometimes negative effect on our children. When they see a perfume advertised by Spice girls, for example, they invariably start urging their mothers on on buying them exactly the same perfume, without even thinking of the unreasonable price of the product.
Moreover, everything would be fine or at least satisfying if the advertisements don’t lie to us about the quality of the products. It’s really disappointing to buy perfume about which Eva Herzegovina says “”That’s my secret” and see that it’s nothing special. It does not only smell unpleasant but also does not last for a long time.
The other drawback of the advertisements is that they are boring too long and dull. Some of them are made in such a way that it is difficult for people to understand what they want to show. Furthermore, they are usually shown in the middle of films which enrages some people because the film is stopped just at the most interesting moment.
I completely understand that TV advertising is one of the main sources of funds for television but sometimes the advertisements make some people nervous. So, maybe it would be better if they were shown after the films and the other shows. In this way the advertisements will be watched only by the people who want to and are interested in them.