A Friend Who Lives In Another Country Has Invited You To Come And Stay With Him On Your Next Holiday | Band 7 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 7 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 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sam,

Hope you are doing well. I’m writing in connection with the invitation that you sent me. I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this kind gesture. In addition, I’m overwhelmed with joy because you’ve not only invited me to your country but also arranged my stay there. Unfortunately, your invitation came at the wrong time.

Since the number of corona patients is increasing day by day and as a doctor it is my duty to take care of them, I am afraid I won’t be able to accept your invitation at this time. Also, the government has banned chartered as well as international flights to all countries.

Although my schedule is extremely busy these days, I’m certain that I’ll be totally free during the Christmas holidays. So, I’ll be able to meet you and your wife at that time. Also, could you let me know if you will be free during the winter breaks?

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Best regards


Manjusha Nambiar

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