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GT Task 1: For the past year you have been a member of a local club

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

For the past year, you have been a member of a local club. Now you want to discontinue your membership.

Write a letter to the club secretary. In your letter

  • state what type of membership you have and how you have paid for this
  • give details on how you have benefited from the club
  • explain why you want to leave

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr Martin,

I have been an exultant member of your club for more than 2 years. I first enrolled as a member in 2017 and next year my membership was upgraded to Silver Associate with a monthly fee of $50, paid every first Monday of the month. I regret to inform you that I can no longer continue my membership in the club as I will relocate to a different city soon.

This club has given me numerous benefits by providing activities, such as yoga classes that I am really fond of, as well as access to the gymnasium and swimming pool. Not to mention that there are always generous discounts on the food in the buffet restaurant. I have truly enjoyed my access to the library that helped me read many books.

Sadly, given my circumstances, I would have to discontinue my membership at this club. The reason is that I will soon be moving to another city. Thus, I would no longer be able to attend any activities held in this place. If I am not mistaken, my $250 deposit will be returned to me upon membership cancellation. Please advise should there be any particular form that I need to fill in.

Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Kelly

Model Answer 2:

Dear Mrs Watson,

I regret to inform you that I can no longer maintain my classic membership with your club from next month onwards. I am Andrew Scott, living a few blocks away from the club and have been a member since the beginning of its journey. I would request you to cancel my membership from next month.

I paid my monthly membership fee online and it was £35 per month. Attached documents show my last six months’ transactions to the club and all my transactions are paid in time.

This club is indeed a blessing to our locality as the community members did not have enough recreational facilities and just had a jogging track without any proper marking. But with the emergence of this distinguished club, they were benefitted profoundly. I personally gained from it enormously – I made some good friends, learned the rules of various games, took part in outdoor activities and last but not least, learned valuable skills.

With a heavy heart and immense regret, I am discontinuing my bond with this club due to my recent job transfer to the USA. I have no words to fill my sorrow over this decision, but I feel this is just the softest way to communicate my decision.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Scott

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