Letter Writing # 185 - Your new neighbours have recently invited you to a party

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your new neighbours have recently invited you to a party they are holding next Saturday. However, you have other plans on Saturday evening and cannot attend the party.

Write a letter to your neighbours. In your letter:

  • thank them for the invitation
  • mention what plans you already have
  • suggest when you can meet them

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Mr and Mrs .........,


Sample Answer:

Dear Mr and Mrs Arthur,

I would like to thank you for inviting us to the party you are holding at your home next Saturday. We are honoured to be invited. However, a prescheduled plan deter us from attending this much-welcomed party and I am hoping that we can meet some other day.

I am sorry that we will have to be at the local airport to receive our uncle and his family on that very Saturday evening. They are travelling from Italy to meet us and they are expected to land at 7.30 pm. We have assured them that we will be at the airport and there is no way we can alter the schedule. They will be visiting Canada for the first time and expecting us to escort them to our house.

I wish we could have been at your home to enjoy the party and get to know some of your relatives. Hopefully, we will do that some other time. We can meet you on a weekend and have some quality time together. Please let me know when you can do that.

Wishing you a grand party and quality time with your guests.

Sincerely yours,

Martin Cammy

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