You are employed full-time and also doing a part-time evening course: Semi-Formal Letter [IELTS General Writing Task 1 ]

You are employed full-time and also doing a part-time evening course: Semi-Formal Letter [IELTS General Writing Task 1 ]

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
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 about it
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write your own addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear ………..…….,

Writing Task 1: How to Solve

Model Answer:

Dear Dr. Spencer,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to formally inform you of my decision to discontinue the part-time evening course on “Modern World Literature” that I’ve been attending for the last two months.

When I enrolled for the course, I was genuinely excited about expanding my knowledge in literature while working full-time. However, the demands at my workplace have recently increased substantially. I have been assigned a significant project which requires extended working hours and occasional late-night shifts. This has made it exceedingly difficult for me to manage my time and energy for the evening course. I often find myself either missing classes due to work commitments or being too exhausted to absorb the content effectively.

Given these circumstances, I believe the most responsible action would be to withdraw from the course for now and reconsider enrolling at a later date when my work situation is more stable. This will also allow another enthusiastic student to take my place and benefit from the course.

I would appreciate your guidance on the formalities required for my withdrawal and if there is a possibility of a partial refund or credit for future courses. Once my current project concludes, I am hopeful to rejoin and continue my literary journey.

I deeply regret this decision and the inconvenience it might cause. I want to thank you for your understanding and the insights you have provided in the classes I attended.

Warm regards,
Jordan Martinez

Writing Task 1: How to Solve

Important Vocabulary:

  1. Discontinue
    • Definition: Stop doing or providing (something), especially temporarily.
    • Example: They had to discontinue the treatment due to severe side effects.
  2. Exceedingly
    • Definition: To an unusual degree; extremely.
    • Example: The task was exceedingly difficult.
  3. Absorb
    • Definition: Take in or soak up (energy or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action.
    • Example: The cotton fabric can absorb a lot of water.
  4. Enthusiastic
    • Definition: Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
    • Example: He was enthusiastic about the upcoming project.
  5. Insights
    • Definition: An accurate and deep understanding.
    • Example: His insights into human behavior are astounding.

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