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IELTS Formal Letter 1 - General Training Writing Task 1

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.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

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:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to request a reschedule of my upcoming interview, which was arranged for the 20th of next month. I had previously agreed to be present on that day, but I am unable to attend due to some circumstances beyond my control.

My current employer recently notified me that I am required to arrange a conference meeting on behalf of the company, and unfortunately, it conflicts with the date we had already established for the interview. My presence at the event is mandatory since I am in charge of all preparations and will make sure everything is done on time and correctly.

In regards to the job, I am quite interested in this position because I believe it is a great opportunity to demonstrate my knowledge, skills, and expertise in the role. So, I would appreciate it if you could give me an alternate date for the interview that matches your schedule.

Finally, I apologise for this inconvenience and look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours sincerely,
Fifty Geeks