You will be graduating from university

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You will be graduating from university and would like to invite your family to the ceremony.

Write a letter of invitation to your parents. In the letter:
- Explain that you have completed your studies
- Give details of the event, including time, date and dress code
- Let them know how many tickets they have and who they are for

Dear Mum and Dad,

I received the results from the last exams today, I passed my final year and I’ll be graduating in a couple of months. They only gave us a maximum of five tickets per family, so I thought I’d write to you first to let you know the details and who to invite.

Obviously, I want you two there, and bring my sister, too. I thought we could give the other two seats to Grandma and Grandad (the one’s on Mum’s side; sorry, Dad). I did try to get extra tickets but there is a limited number of seats that can fit in the room.

The ceremony will be held in the main hall of Manchester university on the 4th January 2018. The thing starts at 4pm but you have to be there for 12.30pm for photos and queueing. Also, everyone has to be dressed formal; it’s a black tie event.

Let me know if anyone can’t make it.


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