IELTS General Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic

You are employed full-time and also doing a part-time evening course. You are not able to continue the course. Write a letter to the course lecturer. In the letter:

  • explain why you cannot continue the course
  • describe the situation
  • say what you will be doing.

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer:

Dear Mr. Marchany,

I am writing to inform you that I cannot continue the ‘Advanced Computer Security’ course. My employment with AZtech is on a full-time basis and I am enrolled as a part-time student in this evening course.

There are several reasons why I have to withdraw from this graduate-level course. First of all, it needs extra time for completing a plethora of course materials such as textbooks, scientific papers, laboratory projects, and so on. In addition, my responsibilities at work have burgeoned. My current work-related project is taking precedence and I have to work in the evenings to complete it by the deadline. Moreover, I have to spend at least 40 minutes commuting from my office to the university in order to attend a lecture session. Therefore, I am afraid that I cannot allocate the time required for the graduate course on computer security.

In the meantime, please do let me know of any official procedures involved in withdrawing from a course.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

John Doe.

Total Words: 169

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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