Day 1: Letters to Managers – IELTS General Writing Task 1 10-Day Planner

 

Letters to Manager (給經理的信)此類題目經常在考試出現。通常題目會要求考生寫信給經理申請參加訓練(training)、調職到其他部門(transfer)或者有突發事件需要請假。我們先看看以下題目:

You are working for a company. You need to take some time off work and want to ask your manager about this.

Write a letter to your manager. In your letter

 

explain why you want to take time of work

 

give details of the amount of time you need

 

suggest how your work could be covered while you are away.

考生應避免犯以下的錯誤:

首先,直接提出你的要求比如,都是提出“我想要請假”,“I want to take time off work”給人感覺比較霸道強勢,而“I would like to take time off work”則比較委婉含蓄。所以,在英語當中應該使用後者。

其次,請假時間要合理;比如,“我想請三個月的無薪假期”。絕大多數情況下,公司不會批准這麼長時間的假期。

此外,不要找站不住腳的請假理由比如,“我要和我的男朋友/女朋友進行一次環球旅行”。這種請假理由經理是不會批准的。

如何正確解答這個問題?我們先看看作答框架吧!

第一段:引言-表達你寫這封信的目的 e.g. I am writing to…. 

第二段:解釋為什麼你想要請假;注意強調事情的緊急性,而不是重要性。

段:說明你需要的時間,並且詳細解釋。

段:解釋當你不在的時候,如何將你的工作分配給其他人。提前向你的同事道歉;

第五段:再次強調你的事情非常緊急,同時再次禮貌地提出你的請求。

我們看看範文:

Dear Sir,

 

I am writing to ask for a leave from work due to an accident that happened to my parents.

 

An accident happened to my parents three days ago. My parents were hit by a vehicle. They have been in a critical condition.

Owing to my parents’ serious condition, I would like to ask for a two-week leave from work. I plan to make use of this period of time to take care of my parents. Besides, I am going to seek renowned medical professors to discuss the situation. Moreover, I need to accompany them for physiotherapy treatment at the hospital.

 

Lastly, I would like to suggest how my work could be covered while I am away. If you allow my leave, I will hand over my remaining tasks to my colleagues/ John, my trusted co-worker. I am really/ truly sorry that I cannot help you with the project, but I will do my utmost / try my best to find the most qualified people to replace me. I hope you will be satisfied with my proposed arrangement.

 

It is my sincere hope that / I sincerely hope that I can be given two weeks to take care of my parents, as they need my support urgently. I would be much grateful if you can give me your permission.

 

Yours sincerely,

Chris Wong

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