For the past year you have been a member of a local club - GT Writing Task 1: Sample 5

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 addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ..................,


Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr Martin,

I have been an exultant member of your club for about 1 year. I first enrolled as a member in 2020, and the 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

[Written by Helen]


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. The 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

[Written by Antony Andrew Scott]


Model Answer 3:

Dear Mr Brooke,

I regret to inform you that I have to discontinue my level 2 membership at your Golden Hook Fishing Club. I joined the Club a year ago and the benefits of the participation well exceeded the membership fee. I am hoping that you would help me finish the official procedure to cancel my membership.

I received numerous benefits from the club as a level 2 member. The roundtables and lectures of famous fishermen were absolutely brilliant. Moreover, discounts on the equipment in sports gear shops was a money saver. Last but not least, your monthly illustrated magazine was a precious treat for me.

Unfortunately, I have to move to France next month because of my father's health condition. I must acknowledge that continuing the membership of your Club is no longer an option for me as I will be leaving London soon.

I have paid my monthly fee using my credit card and its details could be found in your database. I request you not to charge me any membership fee for the next month. I am ready to fill in the membership cancellation form at your office next Monday.

I wish every success of this club and its members.

Yours sincerely,

John Philip


Model Answer 4:

Dear Mr Robinson,

I have been a member of your fitness and wellness club for the last year. I have been immensely benefitted from my membership but unfortunately, I can’t continue it because of my broken legs. I am hoping that you would allow me to cancel my membership effective from next month.

I joined the club in September 2016 and I enjoy the gold membership which charges me $45 per month. With my membership, I am allowed to use the gym, yoga classes, and physicians' advice. I have paid all of the membership fees in time using my Visa Card and I really am satisfied with the benefits the club offers to its members.

Unfortunately last week, towards the end of my work, I slipped and fell on a wet floor and broke my leg. It was a severe accident and the doctors did surgery on my leg. According to the doctor's advice, I should not take part in any form of exercise until I fully recover. Considering the situation, I cannot continue my membership at your club for at least 4-5 months. So, please cancel my membership and I hope to return to your club once I feel fit for that.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Milad Rahimi


Model Answer 5:

Dear Mr Nielsen,

I am writing in regard to the cancellation of my membership at the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers club. I have been a Platinum Plus member since 2019, and I have received numerous benefits. I have decided to cancel my membership as I will migrate to Australia soon.  

This club has been a great help to me. As a member, I have learned many things through seminars conducted by our society. I have also met professionals within our group and received useful career advice from them. My payments are up to date and I enclose a copy of my payment records which I made through an affiliated bank.

With regards to my decision to leave the club, a year ago I applied for residency in Australia, and last week I received the 'Approval Visa'. Under the circumstances, I have to cancel my membership as I will leave the country next month.

I now seek your accreditation as I am interested in joining a similar group in Australia, and they might ask for a reference. I might, therefore, request a reference from you in the near future.  

Thank you in advance and my best wishes for its members.  

Yours sincerely,

Joel Calderon

[ Written by - Joel ]

IELTS 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 Mr Hansen,

I joined the 'Sports and Social Club' as a full-time student member in 2020. Since then I have paid the monthly membership fees directly to the National Kingshill bank in due time. I have been immensely benefitted from this club but I regret to inform you that I have decided to cancel my membership effective from 1st November.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my membership as it has provided me with useful opportunities to meet up with other young people and 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 I will shortly be returning to my home country, possibly in November. I regret that I no longer can continue my membership in the club. I would be grateful if you help me complete the official procedures to cancel my membership.

I wish every success of the club and its members and organisers.

Sincerely yours,

Alister Book


Model Answer 7:  

Dear Mrs Watson,

I am a full-time Gold member of your club 'Fitness Shield'. My membership started a year ago, on 5th August 2019 and it is valid for another six months. I have paid all my dues including the security deposit of $250 using my savings account with City Bank. Now I would request you to cancel my membership and refund me the amount after deduction of the next three months' fees.

Not to mention, your well-equipped club has offered me enormous benefits so far. The wide range of sports and fitness activities has helped me regain my lean body shape again. The instructors were very professional and with their help, I have found a perfect and healthy diet. The outdoor activities were phenomenal and the lawn tennis coach taught me how to play one of my favourite sports.

It is a regret that I am bound to cancel my club membership from 1st December. I have recently been transferred to Edinburgh and I am left with no choice but to move there at the end of November. I would, therefore, request you to cancel my membership and refund my security deposit and any fee left after the deduction. Kindly deposit it to the bank account number 1123456, Barclays Bank, Oxford Street, London.

Thanks for such a great club and I wish every success of it.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Fiona

[ Written by - Rahul Choudhary ]


Model Answer 8: 

Dear Mr Garner,

I would like to express my gratitude to the local yoga club which you designate as a secretary. I immensely enjoyed my association with the club and the benefits I had received from being a full-time member for a year is immeasurable. However, due to my transfer to a new office, which is in a different city, I want to cancel my membership.

Not to mention, when I first enrolled at the club as an amateur with no knowledge of Yoga, I was fascinated by the talented and friendly instructors. I had paid Rs 2000 as a monthly fee for the first few months at the club's front desk. Then I subscribed to the full-time silver member and paid Rs 3500 per month in cash. I now possess good health, not to mention the changes in my attitude and personality, thanks to the club and the people behind it.

With regret, I would like to inform you that I have been transferred to Mumbai and I can no longer continue my association with the club. Please accept this letter as a formal notification for the cancellation of my membership.

Once again I thank you and the people behind this fabulous club.

Yours sincerely,

Prasadarao Talluri

[ Written by - Talluri ]


Model Answer 9:  

Dear Mr Anderson,

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 September 2021. I owned a basic membership and received numerous advantages from it. Now I am seeking your cooperation to cancel my membership.

I joined your club on 2nd July 2019 as a basic member and thoroughly enjoyed my association with such a wonderful club with astounding instructors who are highly skilled and friendly. I have always paid my monthly fee using my Visa Credit card issued by NIFC Bank.  

My primary objective to join the club was to improve my tennis skills. I have always enjoyed watching tennis competitions and wanted to play this sport. But I wanted to learn from an expert and your club was the excellent one to fulfil my dream. On top of that, your staff members were very welcoming and the instructors have improved my skills to an extent that I won the intercity tournament held in January 2020. 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 August 2021.

Yours sincerely,

John White

[Written by - John]

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Dear Mr John,I have been a gold member in your gym for the past year and I pay for it by using my credit card. Unfortunately, I am writing to let you know that I will have to withdraw my membership at this moment.During the past year, I have relished my membership at your club. The exercise facilities are comfortable and up-to-date, and all the staffs are nice and decent. Here I must show my specific thanks to Philips, who is my exercise trainer. Without his consistent patience and right instructions, I would not lose weight for about 20 KG during these days.Nevertheless, I regret to let you know I must cancel my membership because I have to move to another suburb due to the recent change of my job. Please do not charge my credit card for the coming annual subscription fee.Once again, thank you for all that you have done for me. I definitely will recommend you to others.Best Regards,AA CC
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