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GT Task 1: You are employed full-time and also doing a part-time evening course

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are employed full-time and also doing a part-time evening course. You are not able to continue the course.

Write a letter to the course lecturer. In the letter

  • explain why you cannot continue the course
  • describe the situation
  • say what you will be doing about it

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ………..…….,Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr Phillip,

I am a pupil of your evening Spanish language course in which I got enrolled last week. However, I will not be able to continue the course due to a sudden foreign official tour. I am hoping that you would allow me to intake it from next semester.

I am working in the risk management division of Prime Bank Limited. This bank has a subsidiary company in Hong Kong where an incident has been reported by the governing authority. For that, I will have to travel to Hong Kong next week with a team to analyze the whole situation, scrutinise the allegations against the company and take appropriate measures. The whole process might take more than two months, and I cannot continue my evening language course under your supervision for that.

Under the circumstances, I would like to request you to transfer me to the next semester and allow me to take the course without any further registration.

Your cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Safayet Ullah

Model Answer 2:

Dear Dr. Jones,

I am one of your students from the evening course you conduct on treating emergencies in the BMM Medical University. I am writing to inform you that I can no longer attend your evening lectures due to the recent work pressure from my job but willing to complete the course myself.

I am working as a full-time nurse at Thompson Hospital. My shift usually ends at 5.00 pm. However, due to an increasing number of patients in our hospital in the last couple of weeks, I find it impossible to leave the hospital before 6.00 pm and thus have missed many of your lectures. This disappoints me a lot since I understand how important it is for me to complete this course.

As a solution and since I really want to finish this course, I would be grateful if you could consider letting me study for the course from home. My job is closely related to treating the patient with accidents, and I feel I can learn every point of the course in practice. In addition, I have read almost every book you recommended as the supplementary reading for your lectures and can follow your lecture sheets at home.

I hope to get your approval on this. I am looking forward to receiving your response soon.

Sincerely yours,

Nadia Afsana

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