You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
For the past year you have been a member of a local club. Now you want to discontinue your membership for this club.
Write a letter to the club secretary. In your letter:
- State what type of membership you have and how you have paid for this.
- Give details of how you have benefited from the club.
- Explain why you want to leave.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear …………….. ,
Sample Answer 1 (172 Words, 13 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)
Dear Sir / Madam,
I am writing in regard to cancel my membership at Superb Club.
I first enrolled as a member a year ago. Since then,my membership has been upgraded to Silver Associate with a monthly fee of $50, paid every first Monday of the month. This club has given me numerous benefits by providing many activities, such as yoga classes that I am really fond of, as well as access to gym and swimming pool. Not to mention that there are always generous discounts on the food in the buffet restaurant.
Sadly, given my circumstances, I would have to discontinue my membership at this club. The reason is because I will soon be moving to another city. Thus, I would no longer be able to attend any activities held in this place. If I am not mistaken, my $200 deposit will be returned to me upon membership cancellation. Please advise should there be any particular form that you need me to fill in.
Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Written by Helen
Sample Answer 2 (169 Words, 12 Sentences, 7 Paragraphs, Band 9)
Dear Mr. Brooke,
I regret to inform you that I have to discontinue my membership at your Golden Hook Fishing Club.
I joined the Club 1 year ago and the benefits from the participation exceeded the fee. Round tables and lectures of famous fishermen were absolutely brilliant. Moreover, discounts on the equipment in sports gear shops helped me to save money. The last but not the least, your monthly illustrated magazine was a precious treat to me.
Unfortunately I have to move to another country because my father, living in France, is in a desperate health condition. I must acknowledge that continuing the membership in your Club is no longer an option to me.
I have paid the last year fee by my credit card and its details are in your database. Because of stated above I would like to ask you not to charge me for the following year. I hope that in the future I will have an opportunity to recommence having advantages of participation in your Club.
(NB: Follow the above band 9 writing structure for getting good band score in IELTS Exam. This Sample answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)