GT Writing Task 1: Sample 75 - You would like to change to a different course

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are not happy with the course you are doing at college and would like to change to a different course.

Write a letter to the Head of Department to change your course. In your letter explain:

  • what course are you doing now
  • why you are not satisfied with that course
  • what course would you like to change to

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............, 


Model Answer:

Dear Mr Cameron,

I am a first-year student at your college and my major is arts. I am writing to seek your permission to change one of my courses. I am hoping that you would allow me to do so.

My student identification number is 254102. During my admission back in January, I took the music course and it has been a month since then. So far I am not happy with my progress and I am confident that I would do better if I take the history curriculum, which I have always felt passionate about. I would not say that I feel negative about my music classes, but I believe I should go with the course I feel more attached to.

When I got admitted to the college, no seat in history department was available and the music was my second preference. Recently, I talked to the dean of the history department and he notified that with your permission, I would be able to intake the history subject.

I would request you to permit me to intake history course and drop the music class. I would be always grateful to you for granting me to switch my course.

Yours sincerely,

Caterina Holmes

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