You Want To Delay The Joining For Two Weeks

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You should write at least 150 words.

You have been offered a job, asking you to start next week. You want the job very much but, because of a previous commitment, you want to delay the start for another two weeks.

  • Write to the Manager, accepting the job, but explaining your situation and asking for the change to your start date.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Thank you for offering me the job. I am very excited to start working with you. However, I have a previous commitment that I need to take care of before I start my new job. I was wondering if I could start two weeks later than the original date. I am very sorry for the inconvenience and I hope this does not affect my chances of getting the job. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


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