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.

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McKeen, My name is Leo Smith and I am a
-year student in your Marketing class at Capilano College. I am writing to you because I have a problem with the project you set about social media. The due date was
week but I'm afraid I haven't finished it yet. As you know, I have been absent from class for almost ten days with COVID-19 symptoms and I have not been attending lectures. I only managed to get the reading list from a friend and go to the library to do research yesterday. You will see from your records that I have never missed a deadline for an assignment so far during my course.
, I am requesting an extension of one week in
case because I am so behind with my work. I hope you will take my illness into consideration and grant me an extension. Yours sincerely, Leo Smith
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Topic Vocabulary:
  • Dear [Lecturer's Name],
  • currently enrolled
  • regrettably inform
  • unforeseen circumstances
  • mitigating factors
  • extension
  • complete the project
  • priority
  • Thank you for your understanding
  • Best regards / Yours sincerely
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