A friend is expecting you to stay with him in two weeks’ time, but unfortunately you forgot that you have a business trip at the same time. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, apologise and say that you cannot come to visit explain why you will not be able to visit suggest another time that you could visit You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows

Dear Mark, I hope
letter finds you well at home. I am writing
letter to say sorry for not coming to your place
time. I know you are not going to like
, but believe me, I am more disappointed than you. I had made several plans for
visit and they are all ruined now. I am extremely sorry for cancelling
. Actually, the reason for not coming up
time is, that the day we had decided for me to stay at your accommodation is clashing with my business trip. I forgot to tell you about
tour which was supposed to happen
month was rescheduled and it is on the same day that I needed to reach your home. Since you know that
is essential for my venture and my foreign partners have already booked their tickets for
. Due to
, I have no choice but to miss our meeting.
, I assure you, as soon as, I come back from it my
priority will be our meeting .You will be glad to know that
month I will come to your place not for just one day but rather for three days to compensate
cancellation. See you soon. Best regards, Sourabh Grover
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Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

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