You are due to start a new job next week but you will not be able to because you have some problems. Write a letter to your new employer. In your letter • explain your situation • describe your problems • tell him/her when you think you can start. You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows: Dear ...............,

Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing
letter regarding my new job
that is
going to start next week. But, because of some family
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I will not be able to join from the scheduled date. I was hired on 15th January, as a front-end developer and was all set
to begin
working from 12th February. Unfortunately,
night around 10 pm, my grandfather
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due to
a heart attack. Because of
, it is difficult for me to leave my family alone and to join the job. I am the only grandchild in the family and because of
, there are some huge responsibilities of all the
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that I need to perform.
According to
our culture, all the rituals are needed to be completed within 10 days of the demise. As I mentioned the time
that is
required in
process so, I will only be able to start my job from 23rd February, but I am available to work remotely and will be available through
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emails. As it all happened suddenly, I do need to cancel the flight bookings that
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did on their expenses and I will make sure to book the tickets on my own. I apologize for all the inconvenience caused and I promise to complete all my pending work as soon as possible. I hope you will address my problem and I will await
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a favorable response. Yours faithfully, Tom
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Task Achievement
The letter successfully articulates the reason for not being able to start the job on the scheduled date and provides a new proposed start date, satisfactorily fulfilling the task requirements.
Task Achievement
Consider explaining your situation and your problems with more specific details to enhance the clarity and depth of your response.
Task Achievement
Maintain a polite and formal tone throughout the letter, which is appropriate to the context of corresponding with a new employer.
Coherence & Cohesion
The letter is well-structured with clear paragraphing, each maintaining a central idea which helps in achieving a high level of coherence and cohesion.
Coherence & Cohesion
Utilize a variety of transition words and complex sentence structures to connect sentences and paragraphs more smoothly, thus enhancing the overall flow of ideas.

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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