Letter Sample #20 – Letter to your elderly neighbour to invite them to party

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 20

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You are having a graduation party next Saturday night. You have invited 50 people to celebrate at an outdoor barbecue evening, which may continue till late night.

Write a letter to your elderly neighbour. In your letter:

  • explain what will be happening
  • offer your apologies in advance
  • invite him/her to the party

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Mr/Ms ……,


Model Answer 1:

Dear Mr/Ms Raymond,

I spent a wonderful evening at your home last week and I would like to thank you for the fabulous dinner. I am writing to invite you to my graduation party that I am planning to rejoice next Saturday.

I have recently graduated from the Denver college and would like to hold a graduation party on 27th June at our backyard. This will be a barbecue party and many of my classmates and relatives would be present. I am expecting around 50 guests. We are planning to have a DJ show and I am afraid the music and crowd might create some noise. I sincerely apologise in advance for that.

I would like you to be present at the party and enjoy with us. Your presence would be greatly appreciated. My parents are expecting you too. You can skip any part of the party and leave early if you want. I wish your blessing and that would mean so much to me.

I look forward to seeing you at the party.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Pauline


Model Answer 2:

Dear Mr. Neil,

Hope you are in good health and spirit. First of all, I guess, I should share the good news of my graduation with you. I also want to let you know that I am going to have a graduation party next Saturday night which probably will be attended by at least fifty people and I would like to invite you to the party.

The party will include an outdoor barbecue evening, as well as a “sing all you can” event in which my friends will sing their favourite songs. In fact, I would like to invite you and your whole family to my special party so that you also could enjoy it. I have already notified the local authority about my upcoming graduation party which, of course, is an “once in a lifetime” occasion for any student. So, the local municipal authority was kind enough to grant me the permission so that I can have a splendid celebration.

However, please understand that despite our best efforts and intentions to keep it quiet and short, I would like to apologize to you in advance should the party continue up till late night while creating some noise to your discomfort.

Yours sincerely,

John Roberts

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