You are experiencing financial problems and want to ask your landlord if you can pay your rent late. Write a letter to your landlord. In your letter explain: Why you cannot pay the rent When you will pay the rent. How you will ensure you can pay your rent in the future Write at least 150 words You do NOT need to write any addresses Begin your letter as follows: Dear……..,

Dear Michael, Don't take it for impertinence, but I am writing to you to ask
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kindly allow me to pay rent a little later. Unfortunately, the reason is that
month I had to change jobs and need to go through a probationary period before I receive my salary.
period ends after 2 weeks. As soon as I receive the money, I will pay you immediately. I will try not to delay payment in the future. I dare to assure you that
a situation will not happen again because of my previous excellent reputation and precisely because of the new position that allows me not to have problems with funds anymore. I sincerely hope for your patience and understanding. If there is a problem you can reply to
email or call me at +781123123123 Best regards, S.E. Mubarakshin.
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The letter should maintain a more formal tone throughout, refraining from using phrases that might come across as overly casual or colloquial, such as 'Don't take it for impertinence.'
Paragraphing could be improved by clearly separating different ideas into their own paragraphs; for example, explaining the current financial situation in one paragraph, detailing your plan for payment in the next, and assuring future prompt payment in another.
Use a more formal and polite closing, appropriate for the context of addressing your landlord. 'Best regards' is acceptable, but ensure that the tone matches the rest of the letter.
Idea per paragraph
Ensure that each paragraph contains a single idea for clarity and to enhance logical flow in the letter.

Word Count

IELTS says that you should write a minimum of 150 words in writing task 1. If you go under word count you will lose marks in task response.

A very long letter will not give you a higher band score.

Aim for between 160 to 190 words in writing task 1. This will ensure a concise letter and will be realistic in terms of time management. You have only 20 minutes to write the letter and you need around 5 minutes of planning time, so you will not be able to write a long letter in 15 minutes.

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