Write a letter to the library regarding not being able to return book in time

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You borrowed some books from your school or college library. Unfortunately you have to go away to visit a sick relative and cannot return the books in time.

Write a letter to the library. Explain what has happened and tell them what you want to do about it.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Samantha,

My name is James Smith. A 2nd year student of English literature and a regular borrower of university library with the library card number 224123. I am writing this letter to inform you that I might not be able to return the books on due time which I borrowed 4 days ago because of an unavoidable circumstance.

Yesterday, I received a shocking news that my biological mother is severely sick and needed me to arrive in California immediately. I was but go there. Reaching there, I found that she had a surgery which by God’s grace has gone well.

Unfortunate, my mother’s condition has improved at a slow pace, so I have to stay here longer than expected. However, the doctors say that if all goes well, she would be able to return home in two or three days’ time, in that case, I will be back at the beginning of the next week.

I would be extremely grateful if you give me the opportunity to keep the books for another week.

Yours sincerely,
James Smith