A Friend Is Expecting You To Stay With Them In Two Week’s Time | Band 7.5 IELTS Letter Sample

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

Here is a band 7.5 IELTS letter on this topic written by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS essays, letters and reports corrected by me.

Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Swathi,

How are you? I was really excited about my visit to your place. Unfortunately, I would not be able to make it. Actually, I have a business tour in the upcoming fortnight exactly when I was supposed to visit you. I had forgotten about this trip when we fixed the dates of my visit to your place.

The last time we spoke I told you that I had moved to a new team which is a pilot batch for the logistics process.  A few subject matter experts have been selected from the Bangalore office. I am thrilled to tell you that I am one of those people who are traveling to Melbourne, Australia for due diligence and onsite training.

I’m sure you will be glad to hear this news. However, once I am back in India, I would definitely like to meet you and share my first overseas experience with you. I would be really happy if you could visit me next month on my brother’s birthday which falls on 21st August.

Hoping to hear from you soon

Lots of love


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