General Training Task 1 model answer 4 – A party you can’t attend

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear…

Write at least 150 words.


Dear Anna,

I just wanted to say thanks for the invite – I would have loved to come, but I’m not going to be in town next weekend. You remember my cousin Jason? Well, he’s getting married and the wedding is in London, so I’ll be away for three days.

Perhaps we could catch up when I get back? We could go to that new restaurant that’s just opened on Queen St. – one of the people I work with went there a few weeks ago and says it’s really good. It’s about time we caught up – it must be at least 6 months since I saw you and I have some exciting news to tell you about my job!


Anyway, hope you have a good party – I’m sure you will as your parties are always good fun! I remember the New Years Eve party at your house three years ago – it was one of the best parties I’ve been to!

All the best,

Mary

(166 words)

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