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 on how you have benefited from the club.
  • explain why you want to leave.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

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 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 $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 roundtables 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 for 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 for 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 with 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 cannot 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 ]


IETLS GT Writing Task 1 / 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 on how you have benefited from the club.
    » explain why you want to leave.

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer 6:  

Dear Sir,

In September 2006, I joined your 'Sports and Social Club' as a full-time student member. Since then I have paid the monthly membership fees by direct debit from my bank: Nationwide in Sanderson Avenue, Kingshill.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my club membership as it has provided me with useful opportunities to meet up with other young people and to participate in a number of social activities. I have also been fortunate enough to play in some of the inter-club tennis tournaments and have taken advantage of the various classes available such as Yoga and T'ai chi.

However, my studies are now coming to an end and as I will shortly be returning to my home country, possibly for good, I regret that I no longer wish to continue my membership.

I would be grateful, therefore, if you could confirm in writing that the monthly fee will no longer be deducted from my bank account.

Sincerely yours,

Alister Book.


Model Answer 7:  

Dear Sir/Madam,

To introduce myself, I am a full-time Gold member of your reputed club – "Fitness Shield". My membership started 1 year back on 5th May 2015 & it is valid 2 more years. All the dues were paid by me in advance, including the security deposit.

Not to mention, your well-equipped club has provided me enormous benefits in last 1 year. The wide range of sports & fitness, activities & equipment is really a plus over the large area you have for the club. The Gym has helped me, to regain my lean body shape again, using Gym is the right choice for me, being without any partner/friend here. Also, the outdoor activities are phenomenal here & the Lawn tennis coach, mentor me a lot to learn the basics of the game.

Hard to say, still I am bound to cancel my membership here from 30th May 2015. The reason is, I am being transferred to another city from my organisation. I have no choice left except cancellation. Kindly refund my security deposit & any fee amount left after all deductions to my bank account number 1123456 (Barclays Bank, Oxford Street, London).

Thanks for making me a member of your club.

Your Truly
Rahul Choudhary

[ Written by - Rahul Choudhary ]


Model Answer 8:  

Dear Club Secretary,

This is to bring to your kind attention that I am the member of your Gold club located in West Coast District. I joined the club in 5th August 2014 and bought the yearly membership. I have been quite regular and have made many friends here in the club. I have not only provided my feedbacks on areas where the club needs improvement but also helped the marketing team with innovative ideas using my marketing experience. This has helped the club to raise $1000 funds during the promotional Class and also helped people bring in friends or family members.

Apart from this, I have also benefitted the club by sharing my encouragement and inspiration with all of the colleagues on health benefits of exercising daily and promoting the schemes your club has to offer if they join immediately. Based on my speech 7 of my friends have already subscribed and 3 of them planned to join by next Monday.

I would like also like to inform you that unfortunately, I would not be able to continue my membership after May 2015 as I will be relocating to Canada because of the Job opportunity I have been waiting for the last couple of years. Requesting you to kindly cancel my membership. I would be highly grateful if you could refund the money for the months I will not be using the club facility. I would surely miss the club and its services and especially the friends I made here.

Best Regards,

[ Written by - Gaurav ] 


Model Answer 9:  

Dear Sir,

I would like to express my gratitude to the local yoga club which you designate as a secretary. It would give me immense pleasure in highlighting the benefits I had received by being a lifetime member for a year.

Not to mention, the day when I first enrolled in your club as an amateur with no knowledge of Yoga. I would like to recall that I paid an amount of Rs 2000 in person at the club front desk, at that moment when I was paying, I was received cordially and promised that I would benefit immensely out of the membership. As promised, I was fully apprised of the yoga and its benefits, apart from learning yoga and becoming an expert in the yoga practice, I am maintaining a good health by practising and also not to forget the change in my attitude and personality developed due to the benefits as a member.

With pain, I would like to inform you that my assignment is completed in this area and would be transferred to another location. I request you to cancel my membership or transfer the membership where I would be relocating or keep it in abeyance.

I would certainly be a part of your club, if it is located in my new workplace and also if my job permits, I would be continuing the membership if I am reposted with a new assignment in this area.

Once again I thank the club and the congenial relationship all the members maintained with me.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.


[ Written by - Talluri ]


Model Answer 10:  

Dear Sir,

I am writing to inform you that I have decided to discontinue my membership with the 'In-Shape Fitness and Sports Club' effective from 1st April 2018.

I joined your club on 2nd January 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed being a member of such a wonderful club with astounding instructors who are highly skilled. My primary objective to join the club was to improve my Tennis skills. I have always enjoyed watching tennis competitions and wanted to play it. But I wanted to learn from an expert and your club was the excellent one to fulfil my dream.

To my surprise, your staff members were very friendly and the instructors have improved my skills to an extent that I won the intercity tournament held in January 2017. I think it would not have been possible if I had not joined the club. Unfortunately, my company has recently asked me to relocate to a different city. Even though I would have loved to come to the club, I, unfortunately, cannot do it due to the distance.

You can send me a confirmation letter of my membership cancellation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All my payments are up to date and I will pay my membership fee up to March 2018.

Yours faithfully,

[Written by - John]


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+1 # 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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+9 # 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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+3 # Aran Ruth 2014-02-20 22:05
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