CELPIP Writing Sample Test Task 1: Writing an Email

Read the following information.

You are experiencing financial problems and want to ask your landlord if you can pay your rent late.

Write a letter to the manager of your insurance company in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things

  • Why you are writing to him
  • Why you cannot pay the rent
  • When you will pay the rent.

Dear Mr Laurel, I trust your day is going well. And your family is doing well too. I just got a reminder on my phone that my rent will soon be due next month. I am writing to inform you and plead with you that I will not be able to pay my annual rent early next year as usual. Right now, I have a lot of financial responsibilities before the year runs out. Also, I have started working part-time since August because of the course I am taking. This has led to minimal employee benefits for me. Another reason for the delay is because of my sister's wedding ceremony which is coming up next week. As each family member is expected to contribute towards the ceremony. I apologize if this is going to be an inconvenience to you in any way. I am working towards getting the rent across to you before the end of the first quarter of next year. Please bear with me Samuel