Concept: to make an apology and explanation for an unhappy thing, like being late, breaking one’s promise etc. and then try to make it up
estions based on the sample
? 1. How many parts does an apology letter
usually consist of? ? 2. What does each part deal with?
? You are invited to a dinner at a friend's
house, but you are not able to attend because of the preparation for a coming examination. Write a letter to your friends to express your apology, explain your reason, and suggest a meeting at another time. ? You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET
? 范文： ? Dear Anne, ?
Thank you for your invitation to dinner at your home tomorrow evening. Unfortunately, it is much to my regret that I cannot join you and your family, because I will be fully occupied then for an important exam coming the day after tomorrow. I feel terribly sorry for missing the chance of such a happy get-together, and I hope that all of you enjoy a good time. Is it possible for
? you and me to have a private
meeting afterward? If so, please don't hesitate to drop me a line about your preferable date. I do long for a pleasant chat with you. ? Please allow me to say sorry again. ? Regards, ? Li Ming
Basic structure and expressions
第一段:简明说明写信目的，为自己的过失表示 歉意，希望得到对方的谅解。 道歉的表达：
1. I am awfully sorry that I cannot … 2. I am very sorry for my rudeness
/thoughtlessness / bad manners. 3. I feel sorry for my failure to … 4. I am writing to express my sincere apology for my …
I regret to inform you that I am unable to … ? 6. I believe you can understand that I have not intended to hurt you. ? 7. Please forgive me. ? 8. I feel guilty for what I have done to you.
? 1. Now let me explain what
happened to me that day. ? 2. I had intended to … ? 3. I am afraid what I have done has caused much inconvenience to you. ? 4. I am to blame for this silly mistake.
? 1. In order to remove our ?
misunderstanding, I would like to invite .. 2. To make up for my fault, I will, 3. To compensate for your loss, I decide to .. 4. I wish you could give me a chance to make up for my fault. 5. I hope the settlement of this matter can meet your wishes.
? 1. Please accept my most cordial
apology again. ? 2. I promise that I will never make such a stupid mistake again. ? 3. I assure you that it will never happen again.