IELTS Writing Task 1 GT - Sample 129
You are unable to attend the goodbye party of a colleague at work. Write a letter to your colleague. In your letter say:
- Why you cannot go to the party.
- Give him/her your best wishes.
- Suggest another time and place for you to meet.
You should write at least 150 words.
You do not need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
I’m writing to apologize for not being able to be present at your farewell party on Tuesday. It’s a shame that I need to be in Tuscany for a work meeting on that day.
It’s been a month since we requested the Siemens Company to conduct a meeting with us to discuss the design of the new car batteries we need. They could finally arrange a meeting on July 2nd. Sadly, that is the same day as your party.
I became very happy for you when I heard that you had been promoted to manager of Tesla’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. There is nobody else who deserves this more than you do. You have dedicated your life for the success of this company and I witnessed that you sacrificed your sleep and your free time. I wish you more success in the future and I am sure with your attitude and motivation, you will pursue much more success in your life.
I know that you are leaving the city on Friday, so I would like to suggest that we gather at my house on Wednesday or Thursday after work, with any of our department colleagues who could come. I already called Tony, Frank and Philip and they all said they would come. I hope you were able to arrange your schedule, so that we could see you one last time before you leave. After all, we have also been very good friends besides being colleagues and I cannot let you leave without giving my best wishes to you in-person.
Once again, I wish you more success in all your future endeavors and am looking forward to your reply about your plans for the days I suggested to meet up.