Letter: Write a letter to your new employer

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are due to start a new job next week but you will not be able to because you have some problems. Write a letter to your new employer. In your letter:

  • explain your situation
  • describe your problems
  • tell him/her when you think you can start.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer :
Dear Mr. Smith,

Thank you for your amazing offer of employment by your renowned company as marketing manager. I am very glad to receive your kind offer and I delightedly accept the offered position.

However, due to the request of my current employer, I am unable to start employment at your company until the end of the month. An important buyer is coming next week all of a sudden, and my current employer asks me to handle the buyer as there is no one experienced like me. From my interview, I am sure you can guess that I have gained valuable experience from here. That is why, I cannot but accept his request.

Hence, I humbly request you an extension to the starting date for me at your company on February 1, 2016, of which I am eager to be a part of. All I want is to exit the current company on good terms as well as complete my obligations to them, being a responsible employee. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours faithfully,
Meredith Rockwell