IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.
You should spend about 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.
You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any address.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear _ ,
Dear Mr. David,
I am a marketing executive, Noah, who is working under your guidance. I am writing this letter to request you to approve me seven days leave from office. Let me allow to explain the situation for the necessity of time off.
As you already know that my wife is severely ill and she is in hospital now. The surgeons suggest that she need an operation. So, it is my core responsibility to take care of her during her tough days.
The duration of my leave is for 7 days. This will be from January 15 to January 22. I expect that I can get back to work on 23 January. However, I want to assure you that the office will not be affected by my absence because I have already finished future assignments in advance and any possible emergency tasks will be handled by Laura as I rely on her ability to accomplish the task efficiently and effectively. Besides, I will have limited access to emails during my absence, but I will be available on my cell phone and our team members can reach me at any point of time.
I would appreciate if you generously consider my situation and approve me 7 days leave, and also let me know if any action issue from my end.