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General Writing Sample Task 1 #62

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You saw an advertisement for a tennis course in England but you have one or two problems and canít stay the whole course.

Write a letter to the course director. In your letter:

  • explain your interest in the course
  • describe your problems
  • find out if a refund is possible

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Test Tip

If you do not know the name of the person you are writing to, begin with Dear Sir or Dear Sir or Madam or Dear Madam and end your letter with Yours faithfully, followed by your full name.

Model answer

Dear Sir or Madam,

Iím writing ........ response to your advertisement on your website ........ a tennis course in Bath, England.

I have always wanted ........ play tennis so Iím very interested ........ joining the course; however, I do not have my own racquets and donít wish ........ buy racquets at this time. Is it possible ........ me to hire racquets and balls ........ the duration ........ the course? Also I have poor eyesight and have to wear glasses all the time. I would like to know if your course is suitable ........ someone like me.

Iím afraid that I have to be back ........ Malaysia ........ 31st December so I am unable to stay ........ England for the whole three weeks. Is it possible for me ........ get a partial refund if I want ........ leave one week before the end ........ the course?

Iím looking forward ........ hearing ........ you.

Yours faithfully,

Philip Wong

(156 words)

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