Writing 5

Read the email carefully and check out any vocabulary you don’t know. 

Dear Jane,

Thank you very much for inviting me to your company’s Cocktail Evening next month.

I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend because I will be on a business trip to San Diego at that time.

I’m particularly sorry that I won’t be able to come because I particularly enjoyed last year’s event. I’m sure that this year’s party will be an equally big success.

Could you give me a call as there are one or two problems I need to discuss with you concerning our current contract? It’s nothing very serious, just a few teething problems.

Once again, I’d like to thank you for your kind invitation.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Jackson

  Now try these two exercises.

What comes next?I

In the first exercise, you have to rewrite the text in the correct order. You have to choose ‘what comes next’.


In the second exercise, you have to fill in all the missing words. Tip- try ‘the’ first.