IELTS Cambridge Book 9 Test 1 GT – Letter

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter:

  • explain why you want to take time off work
  • give details of the amount of time you need
  • suggest how your work could be covered while you are away

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _________,

Answer – 

Dear Mr. Williams,

I am writing to request you to sanction some holidays for me.

I need some days off from my work because of my younger brother’s wedding. Since I am his elder brother and only sibling, my presence is a must in all the rituals and ceremonies. Also, my parents will be busy with the hospitality of relatives, so there will be many responsibilities on my shoulders, for example, I have to take care of the preparations, shopping, palace booking and catering.

To fulfil my duties and attend the marriage, I would need 2 weeks, so I request you to grant me leave for the same period; beginning from 20th October, the day after tomorrow, to 2nd November. The marriage is on 2nd November; hence, I will join the office on 3rd November and resume my normal duties.

To make sure my work does not suffer at all, l have already organised and scheduled my tasks for the next fortnight, and explained everything to my team. In my absence, James will handle all the operations, and I will be in touch with him via email and phone if the need ever arises.

I would appreciate it if you grace the occasion with your presence.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours sincerely,
Christian Bale