Letter Writing # 134 - Your friend has asked you to be a partner in new business

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

One of your friends has asked you to be a partner in his/her new business.

Write a letter to reply to your friend's offer. In your letter,

  • give your opinion of your friend's business idea
  • tell him/her whether or not you have decided to accept the offer
  • and explain your reasons for this decision

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear .................., 

Sample Answer 1:

Dear Smith,

It is a pleasure to be in touch with you after a long. I hope you are doing well. I am so excited to hear that you are finally pursuing a dream you have had for a long - owing and running your own business. My best wishes will always be with you.

Your idea to start a motorbike showroom in Ghansoli is quite excellent and timely. This area does not have such showrooms and I have seen many people travelling 30 to 40 km to buy a motorcycle. They also visit the nearby town to get motorbike parts. Your business will tap into this market and I am quite positive would be a success.

I believe opening a motorcycle showroom in Ghansoli is a very good idea and you can expect good returns on investment. Thanks for asking me to join you as a partner, but I am afraid I have to decline. I have my reason for this decision, and I have taken adequate time to determine it. I will be staying in Canada for a year to manage a sales team. This is a good career opportunity, and I cannot leave it as it is a one-time offer. Moreover, all the arrangements have already been made and cancelling it would hurt my career progress.

I wish you good luck with your new venture and look forward to meeting you soon.

Warm regards,


[Written by - Thiru]


Model Answer 2:

Dear Joseph,

Hope you are doing excellent. I am sorry that I couldn’t write back to you early enough to let you know about my opinion on becoming a business partner of yours.

I know that you are really excited about your new business idea of supplying all kinds of raw meats in the stores of different cities, but after giving a lot of consideration to this new business idea of yours, I think that it is going to be a little riskier than what you would actually like to believe. Then, every business is more or less risky. Since raw meat is a perishable item, and as such, you need to be extra cautious about delivering these raw meats to the stores on time.

I am already running my gift shop and I don't have enough money to invest in another business right now. So I don’t think that I can be your business partner at this time. But, I certainly thank you for your kind offer.  

Wishing you all the best.

Warm wishes,


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