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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 off work

–              Give details of the amount of time you need

–              Suggest how your work could be covered while you are away.

OET Writing

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter because I need to take a few days off work. Please allow me to elaborate on why I need to take this course of action.

Over the last few weeks, I have been going through some family issues. My son was caught using drugs in school and, because of this, I need to spend some time with him.

I believe that I may need 2 or 3 weeks off as I am going to attend an educational anti-drugs course with him. This is extremely necessary as I need to make sure that he attends all classes.

In the meantime, my work can be either covered by my colleagues or done remotely by me. This decision is up to you and I am also willing to work extra hours if needed.

I trust you can grasp the severity of my situation and help me to fix it. I would like to thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Yours faithfully,


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