Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample | Write A Letter To Your Supervisor Requesting Leave Of Absence

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You would like to take some time off of work to attend a training course. Write a letter to your supervisor asking for permission to attend the course.  In your letter:

  1. Describe the training course
  2. Say how it will help improve your job performance
  3. Explain how much time you need off and ask for permission

Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

Dear Mr. Pal,

I am writing to request a 5 day leave of absence in order to participate in a training course. It is a course on negotiation skills and I learned about it on the internet.

It is an in-depth course with theory as well as practical case studies. This training course is going to be delivered by business tycoons, who have made it big in their respective fields. I believe that this course will help me in negotiating perfect deals with our sub-contractors. As we expand our businesses and reach more customers, negotiation skills would be critical for the continued success of our company.

The course runs for 5 days from Monday through Friday, starting next week. I humbly request you to grant me leave of absence during this period, so that I can attend the training.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Aditya Naik

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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