The parents of your Australian friend Chris have invited you to a surprise birthday party for him. Write a letter to Chris's parents. In your letter: • Say why you think Chris will enjoy the surprise party • Explain why you will not be able to attend the party • give details of a plan to see Chris at a different time Write at least 150 words

I hope everything is going well for you and
. My apologies for the lack of communication, but I hope
letter makes up for it. I think it's a fantastic idea to surprise
with a birthday celebration. He enjoys unexpected happenings and gifts, as I recall. I am confident that he will evaluate your suggestion and have only positive feelings about
party. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend your celebration
due to
my final university exams. It is critical for me to pass those with flying colours, so I am cramming every day. I believe
and I will be on vacation throughout the summer, so if you don't mind, I would like to visit you and
during that time.
, my parents would like to invite you to our new home for supper and spend time together enjoying the stunning landscape on our terrace.
, my parents would like to invite you to our new house to have dinner there and spend time together on our terrace.
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The Greeting

Depending on the style and aim of the letter, you will need to adapt your greeting.

Always start an informal letter in the ways:

  • Dear + name
  • Hi / Hello + name

‘Dear...’ is more appropriate, so stick with this.

For a formal letter there are two options for the greeting:

  • Use Dear Sir or Madam if you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to.
  • Use Dear + surname if you do know their name, e.g. Dear Mr Smith or Dear Mrs Jones.

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