Ielts GT Writing Task 6

You are taking a course at a local college. The deadline for your project was last week but you haven’t finished it. Write a letter to your lecturer. In your letter

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain why you haven’t handed in the project yet
  • Request more time to do it.

Dear Sir,

I am writing to inform you about the current status of my project for the course we are undertaking at our esteemed institution. My name is Samantha Anderson, and I would like to express my sincere apologies for not submitting the project by the given deadline.

Over the past week, I have encountered unexpected circumstances that hindered my progress on the project. A sudden illness in my family required my immediate attention and presence, leaving me with limited time and resources to dedicate to my academic responsibilities. Despite my best efforts to balance my personal commitments and academic workload, I was unable to complete the project within the stipulated time frame.

I understand the importance of adhering to deadlines and take full responsibility for my inability to meet them in this instance. However, I am genuinely committed to producing high-quality work for this course, and I believe that an extension would enable me to fulfill that commitment effectively. I kindly request your understanding and consideration in granting me an extension of one week to finalize and submit the project.

I assure you that I have already made significant progress and have utilized the limited time available to conduct thorough research and gather relevant data. The extension would provide me with the necessary opportunity to refine my analysis, complete the required sections, and ensure the project’s overall coherence and quality.

Thank you for your understanding, and I sincerely appreciate your consideration of my request. I remain dedicated to the course and determined to submit an exceptional project that reflects my knowledge and skills.

Yours faithfully,
Samantha Anderson