A friend was supposed to visit, but you need to postpone | IELTS Letter to a friend

IELTS General Training Writing Test Task 1 Question

IELTS Writing Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Write a letter to your friend that was supposed to visit you soon, but it is not possible now. In your letter
  • apologise to your friend
  • explain why it’s not possible to meet now
  • suggest an alternative arrangement

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS General Training Writing Test Task 1 Sample Answer

Dear Ali,

Hi, I hope you're well and that you're enjoying the new semester at university. I'm sorry to tell you that we won't be able to meet next month as we had planned. unfortunately I have to go away on a field trip as part of my coursework and I won't be in town. I'll be away for about 15 days. I was really looking forward to seeing you again, but I suppose we'll have to plan it for another time. I'm sorry, I just found out today about the field trip.

I was thinking maybe we could plan it for the long weekend in May, when we should both be free. I don't know if you have already made any travel plans, but if you haven't, then please think about it. We haven't seen each other for such a long time, it would be great to spend some time together again and there will be lots of stuff we can do here that weekend.

Please write soon and tell me what you think.

Lots of love,