A Friend Who Lives In Another City Has Invited You To Come And Stay With Him | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

A friend who lives in another country has invited you to come and stay with him on your next holiday. You are too busy to accept the invitation. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
Thank him for the invitation
Explain why you cannot come
Ask him about other times to visit

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic written by one of our students.
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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Kamal,

I am writing this letter to thank you for the invitation. I was overwhelmed with joy when I received your invite and its gives me goose bumps when I dream of holidays with you at your place. But unfortunately, I can’t come this time due to my hectic work schedule.

Let me explain to you in more detail. I am currently working on a critical project and need to travel to Dubai for its implementation. I will be outside the country for a whole month. I hope you will understand my situation and forgive me this time.

However, there is no need to get disheartened as I can avail of a month long holiday after project completion. I hope we can plan a trip in early September. Let me know if that is convenient to you. I am really excited about this opportunity to relish the beauty of beaches in Australia with you. Last but not least, I have lots of gossips to share with you.

Hope to see you soon.

Warm regards


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Manjusha Nambiar

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2 Responses

  1. Dovudkhon says:

    Hi. I hope you are well. Thank you for the website, you are doing a great job.
    I have a question which might seem a little bizarre. If my basic english(grammar, comprehension etc.) is good enough, how many essays do i need to practice to be able to write band 7 writing 2 in firty minutes.
    My exam is approaching very soon and i’m planning to write certain amount of writing for a day so that i’ll manage to practice as much as i need
    Thank you for you answer in advance.

    • Manjusha Nambiar says:

      If your English is good enough, you do not need much practice. I cannot tell you exactly how many essays you need to write.

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