Letter Writing # 212 - You work for an international company and want to do a training course

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You work for an international company. You have seen an advertisement for a training course which will be useful for your job.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter

  • describe the training course you want to do
  • explain what the company could do to help you
  • say how the course will be useful for your job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Sample Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing about a training course titled 'Digital Presence for Global Expansion of Business' advertised in a daily newspaper on 14th October. I believe it would be a helpful training and hoping to get your permission to participate in it.

In relation to the specifics of the training, it’s a four-day intensive session for Brand Managers and will be held on 20th to 23rd November. Registration (materials and meals included) fee is $200 and needs prior booking. Some renowned speakers would conduct the training at the BlueText Seminar Hall and more than 100 Brand Managers from different national and multinational companies are expected to participate in it.

Since this is a resourceful training session and would be helpful for us to expand our presence to a wider variety of digital channels, I am hoping you would exempt me from my duties for that time and consider reimbursing me for this seminar. I will get back to my normal work from 24th November.

It’s quite important to take advantage of this opportunity because, as you know, expanding our digital footprint and social presence for building comprehensive user engagement are key goals for my position this year. This seminar promises to make the participants ready for the challenges. After successful completion of the training, I would be able to put together actionable steps that I can take immediately to start engaging more seriously with our users.

Thank you for giving the matter your attention and I hope to hear your reply soon.

Yours faithfully,

William Brockie

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