A friend has invited you to a party but you will not be able to attend. Write to your friend. In your letter •Tell your friend you can’t come •Explain why you are unable to attend •Arrange another time to meet

Dear Jessi, I am writing
letter to apologise for not being able to attend your party
weekend and I hope to meet you again
at the end
of summer around 25th July. Unexpectedly, I need to go back to my hometown for a family reunion because my cousin who lives in the US would like to meet us after 10 years of studying abroad. To be honest,
a big event for our family and relatives to see each other after a year of working hard.
, my cousin and I spent a lovely childhood in the countryside, and I think
time would be great for us to recall all the sweet memories. Regrettably, the event will be at the same time as your party, which makes me feel so sorry to miss
time. Once again, please accept my sincere apologies for not meeting you at the party. Hopefully, we will have a chance to enjoy our trip on 25th July for our late birthday celebration. Yours sincerely, My My
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task achievement
The letter successfully communicates your inability to attend the party and provides a clear explanation. Nevertheless, for a higher score, ensure that the response directly relates to the prompt by using pertinent language that details the occasion missed.
task achievement
The tone of the letter may slightly inform but maintaining a consistent friendly tone is key. Consider employing phrases that reflect a more personal and informal nature which would be more appropriate in a letter to a friend.
coherence cohesion
The overall structure of the letter is logical. However, to improve, consider developing transitions between paragraphs to better link your ideas and the overall flow of information.
coherence cohesion
In terms of greeting and closing, using 'Dear' is appropriate, but the closing could be adjusted to something more informal and friendly, such as 'Warm regards' or 'Best wishes,' to reflect the relationship with the friend.
coherence cohesion
Ensure that each paragraph presents a singular idea for clarity and cohesion. The second paragraph is a bit crowded with details. It might benefit from splitting into two paragraphs - one for explaining the absence and another for reminiscing about childhood memories with the cousin.

Use a variety of complex and simple sentences

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