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IELTS Letter to resign even though you enjoy your job

IELTS Letter to resign from your job

You have decided to leave your current job even though you enjoy it.

Write a letter to inform your manager of your decision. In your letter

  • Tell the manager about your decision and the reason for it
  • Describe what you learnt in your current job
  • And ask the manager to write a reference letter to help you with future employment.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows

Dear _________,

IELTS Letter 1 on resigning from a company even though you enjoy it


Dear Tom,

Thanks for your counsel in the last meeting on my career prospects. Based on it, I am writing this letter to inform you about my decision to part ways with the organisation.

Body paragraph 1 about the reason for resigning

I have arrived at the decision as my wife’s long-awaited application for Permeant Residency in Canada is approved.

Body paragraph 2 about the learnings in the current job

While departing from the company, I must say under your guidance, I have evolved as a professional. Thanks to the variety of clients I was assigned to, my communication improved by leaps and bounds. Also, I could grasp teamwork and interpersonal skills during this time. Not to forget, the profile pushed my technical skills further, constantly widening its boundaries.

Body Paragraph 3 request for a reference letter

You have witnessed my growth in the last five years. I wish if you could write a reference letter acknowledging the progress, I would have a big head start in Canada as you are a well-known industry figure in that country as well.

End Paragraph 

In this context, I request you to accept my resignation and provide me with the mentioned letter. Thanking you in advance.

Kind regards,

Kiran Chaudhary

Review of IELTS Letter 1 on resigning from a company even though you enjoy it

  • This letter is a tricky letter-writing task as some students may consider this as a formal letter while others may think that it is a semi-formal letter. Well, both could be correct. Your manager could be someone you know well, and hence, you may choose to maintain a semi-formal tone. At the same time, you may adopt a formal style as this is an official task.
  • The author treats the task as a semi-formal letter and justifies it with typical phrases used in the letter.
  • All ideas are well connected, logical and with linking devices. All paragraphs have a defined purpose and don’t deviate from it at all.
  • Many students could be tempted to write much more in body paragraph 1. However, remember the author has already conveyed the decision to leave the company in the introduction. So, the writer must only explain the reason for the decision, as shown in the body paragraph 1.
  • Since the writer considers it to be a semi-formal letter, they introduce a few phrases such as ‘leaps and bounds.’
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