Delay In Joining # Letter For IELTS

You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.

You successfully passed a job interview. You are expected to start on January 15, but you will not be available on that date.
Write a letter to your new boss, explaining to your situation, expressing our concern and suggesting solution.

You do not need to write your address.
Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/Madam


Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing in regard of my joining date on January 15, which would be quite difficult for me to meet.

I have found myself in this unpleasant situation for a reason. A very close relative of mine has been diagnosed with cancer and I have to go and take care of him for some days, until other members of the family reach here. Although the cancer is at its initial stages, it sure needs care and support. It is one of the toughest times for me and my family and leaving him alone at this time, when he requires both physical and emotional support from people, will not be possible for me.

I understand that there are certain norms and conditions of your company which every employee must abide by and I deeply apologize for the inconvenience. I will try to join as soon as possible. Please don’t revoke my application.
Faithfully yours,

IELTS BAND 7 Dehradun

IELTS Letter Sample Answer # Leaving The Job

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You have decided to leave your current employer. Write a letter to the employer telling why you are leaving the job. In your letter –

  • explaining why you have decided to leave the company.
  • tell your employer what you have decided to do after leaving the job.

You should write at least 150 words.


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to inform you about my decision to leave the job of software engineer that I had been doing for your company.

It was really great working with you and the opportunities that you have provided me, I can’t stop being thankful for them. I still remember the first day I came to the office and it is only by looking back that I realize the ways in which you have improved me.

However, I have got selected for an internship in fox India as a travel journalist. This has been a dream assignment for me as writing is the place where my heart is and combined with travel, I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Although there is my dream waiting for me, leaving the company  that has helped me so much is very tough for me and I would miss the people here.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,



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