Writing Task 1: Letter to a friend apologising for not attending his farewell party.

Writing Task 1

A colleague at work is organising a goodbye party which you are not able to attend. Write a letter to him/her.

In the letter, you should:

  • Explain the reasons, why you cannot attend.
  • Good memories you have spent.
  • How you will stay in touch.

Write at least 150 words.

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Sample Answer

Dear Puneet,

I am writing to apologise for not being able to attend your farewell party. I felt very emotional after hearing the news of your transfer owing to the fact that we will no longer be sharing the same cabin.

The reason I will not be a part of the goodbye party is that my wife is hospitalised due to some minor illness. At this crucial time, she needs my support and attention completely. It will take around a week for her to recover.

Anyways, I wish you a great life ahead. I will never forget the time we have spent together. I have also learned a lot of things from you to become successful in life, like punctuality, perseverance and dedication. You have always been a great support and inspiration to me. We will keep in regular touch through phone and emails. Kindly share your new contact details as soon as possible.

Once again, please accept my sincere apologies.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Prakash

(172 words)

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