Letter To Friend Explaining Why You Cannot Attend Their Birthday Party

Letter to your friend explaining why you cannot attend his/her birthday party

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Jack,

Hope you’re hale and hearty!

It has been so long since we last met. Well, I’m writing this letter to say sorry to you, because I’ll not be able to attend your birthday party next Monday.

I know you’re upset. Believe me! After getting your birthday invitation, I was on cloud nine, but an unfortunate incident happened suddenly. Actually, my younger sibling, Mary, got her leg fractured in an accident.

Now, you might be wondering as to why I didn’t tell you earlier. Aah! As my parents are out of town right now, the responsibility of taking care of the home and the injured sister came upon me. What a hectic week it was! Naturally, in the midst of all this, I forgot to inform you.

But, don’t worry, we’ll definitely meet soon. Since summer vacations are just round the corner, we’ll arrange an adventure trip. Trust me! I’ll keep my promise this time because my sister is going to be fine by that time.

Hope to meet you soon!



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