Band 8 Essay Sample | An Apology Letter To A Friend For Not Being Able To Attend His/Her Birthday Pary

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Your friend is celebrating her Birthday soon and has invited you to a party. But you are unable to come because you are going to attend an important meeting that day.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • thank him/her for the invitation
  • explain why you cannot come
  • propose to meet on another day

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sati:

I received your letter yesterday. Thank you so much for inviting me to your birthday party but regrettably I won’t be able to come because I have a job interview on that particular day. As you know I recently resigned from my previous job because of some disagreements with my boss.

Last week I applied for a job as a communication director at a local TV channel called Dongola TV. Just now they’ve informed me that I’ll have a job interview on the 16th of March which unfortunately coincides with your birthday. Again I’m very sorry to give your party a miss but I have no choice because I badly need this job.

I’ll be in your city in August for a medical check-up so we can meet up then, if it’d be convenient to you. It’s been so long since we last met and I’m very eager to see you again.

Convey by regards to your parents.



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