IELTS Writing Task 1 General – Go for an Interview in a few weeks

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You were supposed to go on an interview in a few weeks, but you have since found out you cannot go on the date arranged.

Write a letter to the potential employer. In your letter:

  • Tell them why you need to move the interview time.
  • Ask to change the interview date.
  • Explain that you are still interested in being interviewed for the job.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………….. ,

Sample Answer (161 Words, 12 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing to apologize as I will not be able to present myself for the interview which is scheduled in the next week.

I have found myself in this unavoidable situation for a reason. My immediate boss is out of town for the rest of this week and the following next week as well. Thus I have been made responsible for handling our overseas clients who are due to visit us this week. They are scheduled to leave not earlier than the next weekend. Therefore I will be unable to attend the interview.

I would request you to please postpone the interview date to a later date preferably after two weeks, if feasible. This would allow me enough time to complete my tasks and be available for the interview. I aspire to be working with professionals like you in your esteemed organization. I look forward to getting a favorable reply from you soon.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours faithfully,
(Source: Written by Jessica, NB: Follow the above writing structure for getting higher IELTS band score in the examination. This sample answer can be an example of good writing out of many possible approaches.)

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