A Friend Who Lives In Another Country Has Invited You To Come And Stay With Him/Her | Band 7.5 IELTS Letter Sample

A friend who lives in another country has invited you to come and stay with him/her on your next holiday. You are too busy to accept the invitation.

  • Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,
  • Thank him/her for the invitation
  • Explain why you cannot come
  • Ask him about other times to 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 Anita,

I hope you’re doing well. I’m extremely delighted that you’ve invited me to Canada for my next vacation. Unfortunately, I might not be able to join you during this summer vacation.

I’m highly thankful to you for this invitation. I feel certain that it would have been the best vacation of mine if I had joined you. As you know, I had a serious accident last month and the doctor has recommended / advised knee surgery for me.

In fact, I am planning to undergo the surgery during the summer break so that I’d have enough time to recover. Although I was quite keen to visit Canada, especially the Niagara Falls, due to the current circumstances it is a bit challenging for me to plan a trip.

You know what? We can plan it some other time probably during this year’s winter vacation. What do you think about it? Actually, you can also recommend what other times would be appropriate for me to visit.

I’m sorry that I couldn’t accept the invitation, but I can’t wait to meet you and explore Canada with you.

Lots of love!


Manjusha Nambiar

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