IELTS Letter - Writing as an Employee
You are working in a company. You would like to join a training course related to your work. Write a letter to your employer, in your letter
- describe what course you would like to do
- how this course might help in your work
- suggest a suitable time for you to do this course.
Dear Mr. Jones,
I am writing to you to ask your permission to attend a Spanish class on Thursday evenings.
Over the last few months we have seen an astonishing increase in the number of Spanish speaking customers at “Jones Camera Shop”. While I do speak some Spanish, I have not practised a lot in the past few years and I am clearly lacking some technical terms.
I have already discussed taking up lessons with my manager, Mr. Kent, and he agreed it would benefit our customer service,
Certainly though he wants me to ask your permission before enrolling.
The most suitable class nearby takes place on Thursdays from 5.30 pm, which would require me to leave the shop at around 5 pm until the end of April.
All in all I hope you will agree that taking the class will help us to provide better assistance to our customers. I look forward to hearing from you regarding your decision at your earliest convenience.
I have put the corrections in the one above. Just a few minor points about it:
Complex Sentences – Adverbial Clauses
Remember with adverbial clauses, you must put a comma after the dependent clause if you start the sentence with it:
Some other points:All in all
While I do speak some Spanish, (comma here) I have not practised a lot in the past few years and I am clearly lacking some technical terms.
= don’t use this to end a letter. This is used for conclusions (or concluding sentences) in essays. You don’t really need to have anything here in a letter.Certainly
= This does not work where you have put it. It means ‘definitely’.
The company you work for is planning to provide special training for staff. Your duty is to find out if the local conference centre has suitable facilities in order to hold the training.
Write a letter to the manager of the conference centre. In your letter:
• Give some details about the training course
• Describe what kind of equipment you will need for the course
• Ask some questions about the facilities at the conference centre
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a manager in Big company and searching a place to hold 1 day training courses for new recruits. I have read some information from your website and It seems that the NIT Conference Center can be an option. So, here I am writing to you to gain more information.
First, I would like to query the available dates and rooms in the center and the prices. There will be about 100 people participating the courses and we plan to hold them in September. Also, I would like to know if you have more than 100 chairs inside. Second, I need an overhead projector and well-functioned a microphone/stereo system. Are they available? Third, I would like to know if there is a room for talkers to rest.
In addition, I would like to confirm the facility information from the website. I saw there are some restaurants and cafes at B1 floor. Are they still running? Could I get their contacts to arrange the meals for the participants?
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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