General Training Task 1 model answer 1 – Postponing an evening course

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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You have enrolled in an evening course but you have found that you are too busy to continue and would like to take the course next term instead.

Write a letter to your teacher. In your letter:

  • explain the situation and why you cannot continue the course
  • say what you would like to do about your studies
  • ask for advice about what you can do about the situation

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Mr Williams,

I am writing with regards my attendance at your Business Marketing course. Although I have found the last seven weeks of this course to be extremely informative, I am afraid that I will be unable to continue as a family situation has arisen and I will be out of town for the foreseeable future.

As I have already completed three of the five course assignments and I am only missing the final 4 weeks of the semester, I was hoping that I would be able to return later in the year and join another intake of students in their final month rather than repeat the entire course.

If you feel that this would not be advisable or you have any other suggestions, I would be very keen to hear them.

Once again, my apologies for the enforced absence and I hope to complete the course soon.

Looking forward to hearing from you regarding my options,

Yours sincerely,

Tony Joe White

(162 words)

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