Letter Writing # 294 - Letter to cancel a part-time course at a college

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You recently booked a part-time course at a college. You now need to cancel your booking.

Write a letter to the college administrator. In your letter,

  • say which part-time course you booked
  • explain why you need to cancel your booking
  • ask about booking a different course

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Charley Sanders, and I am writing this letter to cancel my enrollment in a part-time course at your college which I was planning to take this coming summer. Please let me explain what prompted me to do this. 

The course, in which I enrolled as a part-time student, is called “Digital Photography”, and it was to be finished within three months from the date of its commencement. To tell the truth, I was quite excited about completing this short course until my company asked me to work full-time this coming summer. In case you are wondering, I am currently working as a part-time employee at a ready-made garments factory as a Quality Assurance Associate, and if I start working as a full-time employee, I just will not have enough time to carry on with the course. In other words, a conflict in my schedule is what is forcing me to cancel this course.

But, the good thing is that I can book another course after my working hours, and if that is an option, I would be more than happy to be enrolled in a computer networking course. 

Thanks for being so understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Charley Sanders

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Jarnail Singh
Great explanation.