General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 5 - 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 of how you have benefited from the club.
  • explain why you want to leave.

Write at least 150 words.


Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing in regard to cancel my membership at Superb Club.

I first enrolled as a member a year ago. Since then, my membership has been upgraded to Silver Associate with a monthly fee of $50, paid every first Monday of the month. This club has given me numerous benefits by providing many activities, such as yoga classes that I am really fond of, as well as access to gym and swimming pool. Not to mention that there are always generous discounts on the food in the buffet restaurant.

Sadly, given my circumstances, I would have to discontinue my membership at this club. The reason is because 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 $200 deposit will be returned to me upon membership cancellation. Please advise should there be any particular form that you need me to fill in.

Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,


[ Written by Helen ]


Model Answer 2:

Dear Mr. Secretary,

I am writing this letter to inform about my discontinuance on Classic membership card from next month onwards. I am Andrew Scott living 2 blocks away from the club. I have been a member of this club (MS/no: 003/2011) since the start of it and as you are aware that for early members, the payment was done through online transactions. Attached documents show my past years' transactions to the club.

This club was indeed a blessing in disguise when our locality never had any recreational facilities and just had a jogging track without any proper markings. But with the emergence of this prestigious club, I personally benefitted enormously - I made some good friends, learned rules of various games, managing skills and last but not least, administrative working styles of the club which is also associated with my present career.

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

Sincerely Yours,
Andrew Scott

[Written by Antony Andrew Scott]


Model Answer 3:

Dear Mr Brooke,

I regret to inform you that I have to discontinue my membership at your Golden Hook Fishing Club.

I joined the Club 1 year ago and the benefits from the participation exceeded the fee. The round tables and lectures of famous fishermen were absolutely brilliant. Moreover, discounts on the equipment in sports gear shops helped me to save money. The last but not the least, your monthly illustrated magazine was a precious treat to me.

Unfortunately, I have to move to another country because my father who is living in France, is in a desperate health condition. I must acknowledge that continuing the membership in your Club is no longer an option to me.

I have paid the last year fee by my credit card and its details are in your database. Because of above-stated reasons, I would like to ask you not to charge me for the following year. I hope that in the future I will have an opportunity to recommence having advantages of participation in your Club.

Sincerely yours,
John Philip.

Model Answer 4:

Dear Mr Mahin,

My name is Milad Rahimi and I have been one of your club memberships for the last 2 year. I’m writing to inform you that unfortunately, I can’t continue my membership in your club because of illness.

I enrolled in your club gym on 20th September and I have been allowed to do exercise in your club three days per week. I have paid all of the membership costs by charging my Visa Card monthly and I am really satisfied by your service as it provides me modern exercise machines and has a very nice environment.

Unfortunately last week, towards the end of my work, I slipped and fell on the wet floor and broke my foot. It is my right foot and however it doesn’t need surgery, I can’t do exercise until the plaster can be taken off. My doctor has told me that I should wait for about four months and perhaps I return to your club after the time being. So, please cancel my membership account and thanks again for your good service.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully

Milad Rahimi

Model Answer 5:

Dear sir/ madam,

I am writing in regard to cancellation of my membership at Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers.

I have been a member of this club since 2002. Since then I have received numerous favour from this organisation. I have learned a bunch of things through seminars conducted by the society. I have also meet professionals within our group and I have received career advice from them.

A year ago I applied for residency in Australia and last week I received the approved decision. Under this circumstance, I have to cancel my membership. I understand that our club is not recognised in that country, for this reason, I can no longer use my membership in the club.

I might seek for accreditation to any group from that country, and they might ask for a referee. I would like to ask your permissions to make as my character reference.

Thank you in advance, my best wishes for the society, I wishing for more success to its members and future members.
Respectfully Yours,

Joel Calderon

[ Written by - Joel ]


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0 # Kulbhushan 2017-08-09 13:51
Letter writing topic:
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 of how you have benefited from the club.
- explain why you want to leave.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I regret to inform you that I will no longer be able to continue my membership with your club despite my great love for this club.

I want to cancel my membership from your Gymkhana club because I am moving to the USA, at the beginning of the next month. I have spent some golden days with this association. It has changed some aspects of my life because I have got wonderful experience after becoming a part of the club. It enhanced my personal skills, leadership skills and made me some good friends who have extraordinary personality and skills. I had been a silver member, which is a basic membership type and I paid my fees with my credit card. I have even paid the next three months membership fee that I do not expect any refund.

I will join a company in the USA and I am planning to move there in the next 10 days. Thanks in advance. I wish that the club achieves a huge success.

Member ID No. - SV-14587.
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+13 # Dulanjana 2016-05-10 02:58
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+8 # Chaitanya 2016-02-22 04:16
Dear Mr. Secretary,

Greetings! I am writing this letter to convey my message that I wish to discontinue my membership with Classic Yard Coral Club. I am Chaitanya, have been living in 72, Vincent Road for the last 5 years. My membership number with the club is TR-5478.

Since January 2013, I’ve been a premium member with your prestigious club. Every year I pay the membership fee of $700 through online payment and Cheque books. please find the enclosed fee particulars accompanying this letter for your kind reference.

I was really excited about participating in all sports like cricket, volleyball, table tennis and chess tournaments throughout my span of five years. I also enjoyed the social activities this club had arranged. This was an excellent opportunity for me to make some good friends. I also improved my health consciousness being part in all fitness activities conducted by your club.

I have been working as an Executive Manager in Life Cell limited, located in Birmingham. Recently I got promoted to a Senior Manager and was transferred to Manchester branch. So I decided to shift near the office from next month.

Finally, I would like to know the procedure and document requirement for my membership cancellation. I am very thankful to my co-participants and club managers for giving such a fantastic experience in my life.

Thanks and Regards
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+1 # Mira 2015-12-03 12:52
Dear Sir/Madam,

Over the past years I was honoured to be a silver member in your great club. My membership number is 123556 which was paid in cash on Friday, October 21, 2015. Unfortunately, I have to cancel my membership starting next month because I had a job offer in Canada so I am leaving the country within the next few weeks. However, I really had a great time enjoying the club facilities, especially the pool and the tennis court where I had the chance to get swimming classes. Besides, I will never forget the relief I had during yoga classes.

Thank you very much for your kindness and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully
Mira Yad.
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+1 # Nima 2015-06-13 04:13
To: Mr Alavi,
The secretary of Activate Local Club.

I am Nima, have been a silver member of your club for the last one year. I am writing this letter to express the fact that I want to discontinue my membership due to some emergency and urgent reasons.

Your club is one of the best clubs in this region and I've found many friends from this club. Apart from that, the activities this club offers are quite superb. I am really satisfied with your services, especially when I got a silver card. Your exercises and training are very good for me and I had been able to lose 7 pounds in 3 months. The sporting activity and skill development programmes are other two great initiatives by the club and I have been immensely benefited from both.

As a silver member I have paid my membership fee through your online service with my credit card. I paid the whole year's fee in advance at the beginning of this year. However, due to my work, I will need to move to a different city and I would be staying there for at least 6 months. I, therefore, would not be able to continue my membership with your club from the coming month.

I would, therefore, request you to cancel my membership and refund the remaining months' membership fee that I paid in advance. I will always proudly tell others about this club and wish all the best for all the staffs and members of this club.

Yours sincerely
Nima Mirabedini.
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