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Not Attending to the Birthday Party



A friend who lives in a different city has invited you to his/her daughter's 8th birthday. However, you can not accept the invitation due to some personal reasons.

Write a letter to the friend. In your letter

  • thank him for the invitation
  • mention why you can not attend the birthday party
  • offer to meet him some other day

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear ............,


Dear Mike,

I appreciate your invitation. Masha and I are so happy for her! I can't believe Jessica's 8 years old!

I'd love to come to her birthday party, but I'm really busy with work. Just now (At the moment/Currently) I am responsible for the preparation for an exhibition, and I have only two weeks to prepare everything necessary. Our team has a lot of unfinished tasks and we are living days and nights in the office. You know how it goes… Our project has been going on for a year and this conference is the most important event for which we are preparing. And we are sorely short of time.

However, this will all be over in two weeks and I invite you to our home. Masha will cook dinner, Jessica can play with Zoe, you and I can talk about everything over a glass or two of wine.

I was pleased to receive your invitation. Let me call you in two or three weeks.

Kind regards, Slava

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