Learn how to write a short note to your teacher or employer. Read Leyla’s note to her English teacher and then complete the tasks.


Task 1 - reorder the sentences

Put the sentences from Leyla’s story into the correct order.

Task 2 - make sentences

Task 3 - sentence writing practice

Now learn other sentences you could write in a letter to a teacher or employer.


Dear Marie,

Sorry I can’t come to my ESOL class today.

I have got a doctor’s appointment.I will be back next week.

Thank you.




  • When you write a note to a teacher or employer to say you can’t be there, use Leyla’s note and sentences from Task 3 to help you.

Write and tell us how you get on!

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Dear Candace,

Sorry I can't come to my English class this afternoon.

I have got a dentist's appointment.

I will be back next lesson.

Thank you


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I found this practice useful for classes you cannot attend beacuse one of the reasons in the exercise.

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Sorry I am not able to come to my English class tonight.

I have got painful  headache.

I wiil be back next weeke.

Thank you,


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Dear Sir,

Hello! Good day!

I do apologise to let you know that I won't able to come today its because I am ill.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Best regards,



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Dear Karen,
i can't come to my English Class today.
I have an appointment with my Landlord for some problems in my apartment.
I will come back tomorrow.
Yours Sincerely

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Dear Leyla,
Sorry I am unable to come to class today.
I am now feeling a headache and got appointment with my doctor.
I will come tomorrow.
Best Regards,

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Dear Avril
I am afraid I can't come to my class today.
I've got an interview. I will come tomorrow
thank you

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Dear john
I am afraid I can't come to my class today.
I've got a job interview. I will come back this weekend.
Thank you.