GT Writing Task 1: Sample 6 - 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


Model Answer 3:

Dear Mr Richard,

I registered for the Social Marketing evening course at the Cambridge Institute of Technology last July. This is a useful course for my professional growth but sadly it contradicts my office schedule and I find no other way than to discontinue it. I am hoping that you would allow me to continue it online instead.  

The course started on January 2nd, 2019 and the class is scheduled for every other day from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm which is intended for employees like me. I joined the lectures for the first two weeks without any problem. However, I have recently been assigned to some new tasks in my office and I cannot leave my desk before 7:30 pm. Hence, I cannot continue this course as the timing contradicts my office hours.

As a solution and since I really want to complete this course, I would request you to let me continue it online. I have already talked to Mr Leonardo, the admin manager, and he recommended me the online course. If you permit me to continue it online, I will be able to watch the recorded lectures and attend the final exam at the end of this course.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Siamak Mirzaei

[ Written by - Siamak Mirzaei ]


Model Answer 4:

Dear Mr Smith,

I trust you are doing great. I would like to inform you that I am unable to continue your evening lectures on computer networking course due to the recent responsibilities in my office. As an IT officer in a bank, I find this course enormously important and relevant to my profession. I am hoping that you would allow me to take the online course instead.

My bank is going to open two new branches in Chittagong and I have to stay there for approximately 3 to 4 months to manage the branding, advertising and operational activities. In that case, I am afraid I am unable to attend your lectures.

Hence, it is my humble request to you to transfer my course from classroom lectures type to online lectures. This would enable me to finish the course wherever I stay for my professional needs. I would be much obliged for your cooperation in this matter.

I am looking forward to receiving your positive response soon.

Yours sincerely,

Shadia Rahman

[ Written by - Shadia Rahman ]

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Dear Mr Bernard,I am writing you about my inability to continue the evening course due to my new work requirement in my company. I have been working with BTC, my present company, since 2011 as a full-time employee. Recently, the company has held many projects in many cities around the country. My manager has informed me to travel to another city to be a field engineer and work as a consultant. However, I have already enrolled in a part-time evening course in your college. The course has so far been proved to be quite effective and despite my interest to continue it, I am not in a position to do so. I wish to enrol in the same course next year. I would also request you to refund the 50% course fee that I have already paid according to the rules prescribed by the admission department of your college. I am looking forward to receiving your reply soon.Yours sincerely,Moham ed Mosad.
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IELTS Letter Question: 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.Answer: Dear Mr. Brown,I am Ali, writing to inform you that I will not be able to continue the course I am currently taking under your supervision any further. I joined your evening course because 4 to 6 pm time slot was perfect for me as I was able to continue my job without any interruption. As you know that the course was supposed to be finished in two months but due to an unexpected situation, it would take one more month.My company is sending me to Dubai for an audit of one of our suppliers. Being a quality assurance manager, I have to be physically there to conduct the audit. It is supposed to last for one month but could take longer as most of them do. I started your course with the expectation of finishing it before this trip but with one month's extension, it is impossible for me to continue in the light of about mentioned scenario.I also don’t want to lose my hard work and time I spent studying this course. I, therefore, request you to please give me a letter of competency allowing me to transfer my credit hours to next offering of this course. I think it is a good mid-way solution. I also talked to the graduate advisor and she said that it is possible only if the supervising professor recommends. Meanwhile, I would keep myself in touch with the course materials and you. I look forward to hearing from you.Yours faithfully,Ali.
Dear Sir/Madam,I am writing to inform you that I cannot take up the course further due to my full-time job that I’ve recently accepted. Please consider my situation and allow me to discontinue the course.I am very glad to inform you that recently I’ve got a full-time job as a software developer at Microsoft. I wanted to prove my skills and capabilities as soon as I completed my graduation and working in a reputed software company like Microsoft would be a great opportunity for me. As you know, in a company like Microsoft, there is a severe competition among the employees. So, I have to put a lot of efforts to survive in my new job and to prove my worthiness. This prevents me from devoting any time to the current course, which I enrolled last January.I am planning to take up this course, after a year, if possible. By this time, I will be settled at a location near my office and would be fully devoted to my new job. So, I hereby request you to consider my situation and allow me to take a break for one year from my current course.I am looking forward to hearing a positive reply from you soon.Yours faithfullyMehga .