A friend who lives in a different city has invited you to his/her daughter's 8th birthday. However, you can not accept the invitation due to some personal reasons. Write a letter to this friend. In your letter: · thank him for the invitation · mention why you can not attend the birthday party · offer to meet him some other day

Dear Ammy, It’s great to know that Shahi has turned 8, loads of blessings for her. I would like to thank you for the invitation but
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my bad that I have an appointment at the passport office on the same day. So I won’t be able to join you
time. Let me discuss more in
regard, as you know I had switched my job recently. There’s good news that I need to fly abroad for a client meeting for the
time for the new organization. But my passport was about to expire and so I must get it extended on
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basis. It would have been exciting to be there
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Shahi’s birthday, she is a big girl now. Please accept my apologies for
time. As I will be missing her birthday, could we plan to meet on the
weekend of the
month? We can have fun together and
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I would want to meet her and make up for missing her birthday
she is going to be upset for me like forever. Let me know your availability on
or we can plan mutually somewhere near Holi holidays. Your’s friend Amandeep
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The Closing

The style of the letter determine how you have to close it.

Check out the suggested closing sentences for each type of letter in the General IELTS Test. The closing sentence should be the last sentence of your letter.

Formal style (To someone you have not met, whose name you don’t know)

  • Yours faithfully,

Semi-formal (To someone you may or may not have met, whose last name you know)

  • Yours sincerely,

Informal (To someone you know well, whose first name you know and use)

  • Best regards,
  • Warm wishes,

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