You borrowed some books from your school or college library. Unfortunately you have to go away to visit a sick relative and cannot return the books in time. Write a letter to the library. Explain what has happened and tell them what you want to do about it. You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You do NOT need to write your own address.

Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing
letter because, unfortunately, I will not be available to return the library's books that I took two weeks ago at the proper time. Please, let me explain in detail the reason why, I hope you can understand. My mother called me today with bad news about my little sister. She is in the hospital, really sick. The doctors cannot confirm yet what kind of disease she is suffering, so I decided
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to my hometown to be with her and my parents to support them. Definitely, I would like to repair
fault, for that reason, I want to offer my time to take a volunteer job at the library for a couple of days. I will come back here in two weeks if everything gets better and I am going to be able to return the books and start to work. I hope that you can understand and accept my suggestion as
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forgiveness. I would like to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Victoria Bartak.-
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Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

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