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 Mr Smith, I hope you're doing well. I'
writing because I'
having trouble paying my rent on time
month. There are some unexpected money problems, and it's made it hard for me to pay by the usual date. I'
working hard to fix
, and I should be able to pay by
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the 15th
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of December. I'
really sorry for the
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. It's an unexpected issue, and I'
sure it won't happen again. I'll make sure to pay on time in the future. I'
making changes to how I handle my money to avoid
happening again.
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, I'll cut my subscriptions
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online services and I'll save 15% from every salary. I'
really grateful for your understanding. If there's anything else I need to do because of
delay, please let me know. Thank you for your help. Best regards, Kate K.
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greeting and closing
Ensure a clear greeting is used that establishes a formal tone, which would be appropriate for the context of the letter. Including the recipient's name is good, but ensure the greeting sets a properly formal tone for a landlord-tenant correspondence.
single idea per paragraph
While the paragraphs generally each contain a single main idea, transitions between ideas could be more naturally crafted to enhance the flow and coherence of the text.
complete response
To improve task achievement, ensure all parts of the prompt are fully addressed with sufficient detail, such as providing a clearer explanation of the financial issues and a more robust plan for future rent payment assurance.
suitable writing tone
Maintain a consistent writing tone suited for formal communication; while the tone is generally suitable, certain casual expressions could be made more formal to match the letter's purpose.

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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