Last Weekend, Your Cousin Celebrated Her 50th Birthday, But You Could Not Attend And Forgot To Cancel | Band 7 IELTS Letter Sample

Last weekend, your cousin celebrated her 50th birthday, but you could not attend and forgot to cancel.

Write a letter to your cousin. In your letter:

  1. Apologize for missing the birthday celebration
  2. Explain why you missed it and why you had not let her know
  3. Describe how you will make it up to her

Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ……………….,

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Dear Jerry,

I wish you a happy belated 50th birthday dear and you could grow older and stay safe!!!!! I am extremely sorry for remaining absent at your birthday celebration party in the last week and even I forgot to tell you about my busy work schedule that I couldn’t able to either cancel or postpone it. Please forgive me dear as I feel sad deeply for missing it.

I highly apologize for not showing up at your birthday party and I feel sorry about it because, I literally swamped up with several crucial projects and their deliverables this month and my colleagues and I had visited other locations for client meetings to negotiate the contracts. Moreover, I have other meetings planned for next 3 weeks to convey the work progress to senior management and to fulfil the deadlines of outstanding requirements. Bottom line is, I was busy and occupied & couldn’t realize that your birthday is due this month.

However, I have a confession to make as I have booked the Leroy’s Concert tickets for us in the next month and the show will commence at 6:00 in the evening, followed by dinner party at your favourite hotel Holiday’s INN at 9:00. I am fully aware how much you do like attending and recoding concerts and I hope you don’t mind at all joining and doing me a favour. It will be a great honour for me to serve you.

I will remind you about attending this event prior a day or two over either call or message.

I look forward to seeing you there at the concert dear!!!!!

With great love from your dearest nephew,


Manjusha Nambiar

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