I’m very sorry that I can’t go on a trip to Beijing with you next weekend, which I have promised you. I’m writing to tell you the reason for it. Just now, my cousin, Li Ming, who went abroad for further education last year, informed me that he would return the next Saturday morning. He asked me to pick him up at the airport with his parents.
As you know, we haven’t seen each other for about a year, so I’ll have to help him in the first place. I really hope that you can accept my apologies and understand me.
I would appreciate it if you allow me to fix another time to show you around some places of interest in Beijing. Wish you have a good time this weekend!
Dear Ms Jenkins,
How are you doing? I am LiHua, a 17-year-old teenager currently studying in your school. Recently, I plan to apply for a part time job in a foreign company in the coming summer vacation. So, I have written my application letter and my resume and I am writing to turn to you for help.
For one thing, would you be so kind as to tell me if my application letter has been written in the correct format? For another, I would appreciate it if you could help me improve my vocabulary and grammar used in my application letter, which is of great significance to me.
Hopefully, you could do me the favor and help me win this precious chance. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to your reply.
August 20, 20**
I’m terribly sorry that I failed to come yesterday. I hope this did not mess you up completely, although I know that you had already made some special arrangements for our meeting.
I’m very sorry about all that. However, my mother was ill and was sent to the hospital. It was impossible for me to leave her when she was in that state. I hope you will accept my sincere apologies.
31 January, 20**
I’m awfully sorry I forgot to meet you at the railway station yesterday. We had an end-of-term party in our dormitory the night before. I was so proud of the final exam results that I drank like a fish all night. I felt dizzy all day yesterday and had little sense of what I should do.
It was in the evening that I realized I forgot to meet you at the railway station. Since then, I’ve tried to call you several times, but I feel you are still angry with me and wouldn’t answer my phone call. I promise this will not happen and wish you would forgive me.