You Had Arranged To Meet A Friend Next Week, But You Won’t Be Able To Go | Band 7.5 IELTS Letter Sample

You had arranged to meet a friend next week, but you have realised that you will not be able to go. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

  • cancel the meeting with your friend and apologise
  • explain why you will not be able to meet your friend
  • suggest where and when you could see each other

Here is a band 7.5 IELTS letter on this topic submitted by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your writing samples corrected by me.

Band 7.5 IELTS letter sample

Dear Jim,

I hope you’re doing fine. I regret to say that I won’t be able to meet you as promised and hope that you’ll forgive me. I’m so sorry that I have to put off our meeting! It’s a shame that I couldn’t stick to the plan to meet you next Tuesday. I don’t have enough words to express my regret at having to postpone the meeting to another day.

The truth is I’m under tremendous work pressure and also in danger of losing my job if I don’t meet a sales target. I have to visit a potential customer next Tuesday. This is why I’m compelled to cancel our meeting.

I really hope you’ll understand my situation. By the way to make up for this, I have booked a table for us both in your favourite restaurant, The Royal, for next Saturday at 7:00 PM. I hope you can make it.

See you soon.

Warm wishes,


Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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