Your Friend Is Celebrating Her Birthday Soon And Has Invited You To A Party | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

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 and

* thank her for the invitation;

* explain why you cannot come;

* propose to meet on another day;

Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write your own address.

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Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Hi Emily,

How are you? Thank you for inviting me to your birthday party to be held on 1st Dec 2022. It’d be great to celebrate your birthday with all of your friends. Unfortunately, I cannot join you all. Don’t be mad at me, please. The thing is that I have a meeting with an important client scheduled for that day.

It will be a day-long meeting. As it has been scheduled and the client will fly in from Hong Kong, I cannot cancel the meeting. If I miss this meeting, I will not be able to close a deal worth $100,000.

However, I’m available the following day. I’d like to make it up to you by reserving the whole day for you! Let me know if you are fine with the date. Also, what would you like to do on that day? I shall try my best to fulfill all your wishes!

Happy birthday in advance! Hope to see you soon!



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