GT 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.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

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

Model Answer: 

Dear Mr Alex,

I am George Fernando, a student from the Business Studies department in your university, writing to seek your permission for an extension to submit my assignment that I am supposed to hand over before 24th August 2018.

Right after you gave us the task on 17th August, 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.  

Fortunately, I am doing better now and hope to get over the flu in a couple of days but I am afraid I will not be able to submit my assignment on time due to my illness. I, therefore, request an extension to hand over my work to you. I am quite positive that I can submit my assignment before 28th August 2018.

I would be indebted if you permit to present my assignment before 28th August instead of 24th.

Yours sincerely,

George Fernando

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