A friend is expecting you to stay with him in two week’s time, but unfortunately you forgot that you have a business trip at the same time. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
- Apologise and say that you cannot come to visit
- Explain why you will not be able to visit
- Suggest another time that you could visit
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Band 8 IELTS letter sample
How are you? I know you are quite excited about my planned visit to your place. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to come. Please accept my apologies. I have a business trip scheduled for the same week and I really regret having to cancel the visit at this time as we have planned everything.
Yesterday, I had a one on one connect with my Manager. He mentioned about a new bid which would be crucial for the organization and wanted me to lead it. I could not refuse it since it is a huge oppurtunity to showcase my talent here in the organization. I am flying on the 19th and will be back in a week.
Can I visit you the week after I return from the business trip? We can also celebrate Christmas and New Year together if it is fine with you. Please let me know soon as I have to book tickets.
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