General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 106 - Your university lecturer gave you an assignment

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your university lecturer gave you an assignment. You won’t be able to submit your assignment on time.

Write to your lecturer asking for an extension. In the letter

  • describe the situation
  • explain why your assignment will be late
  • say when you will be able to hand in your assignment

You should write at least 150 words.


Model Answer: 

Dear Sir,

I am George Fernando, a student from the Business Studies department, writing to seek your permission for an extension to submit my assignment that I am supposed to hand over before 24th May.

Right after you gave us the task on 17th May, I started working on mine and suddenly caught a severe seasonal flu. I took advise from a doctor and he prescribed some medicines and complete bed rest. I avoided attending classes and visiting the library to avoid spreading the flu virus.  

I am doing better now and hope to get over the flu in a couple of days. I am afraid I will not be able to submit my assignment on time. I, therefore, request an extension to hand over my work to you. I am quite positive that I can submit my assignment before 28th.

I would be indebted if you permit to present my assignment before 28th May.

Yours Sincerely,

George Fernando

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