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2 Giving advice and making suggestions: It is (not) a good idea to… (In my opinion,) you should (not)… (I think) you’d better (not)… I suggest (that) you should (not)… If I were you, I would (not)… You ought (not) to… You should (not)… I advise you (not) to…

3 Read this letter and imagine you are the adviser who deals with students’ problems. Write a letter to give Xiaolei some helpful advice. Dear… Can you help me, please? I have tried to stop smoking several times. I am OK for two days and then I feel really sick and irritable and I have to start smoking again. I know smoking is a bad habit, but I just can’t seem to give it up. Do you have any useful tips? Your sincerely, Li Xiaolei

4 Writing: Work in groups. Write a letter to give Xiaolei some helpful advice to give up smoking.

5 书信格式 称呼( Greeting ):收信人的称呼,写在信纸的 左边。 正文( Body ):信的内容, 低于称呼语,常在缩 进四、五个字母处起笔。正文通常分为三个部分; 引言部分 --- 表明写信的目的;主体部分 --- 具体说 明写信人的请求或想法;结束部分 --- 总结信的内 容, 表明希望对方做些什么;或写出祝愿话语。如 果是 写回信 ,在引言部分要提到来信内容,然 后再写其他内容。 结束词( Closing ):发信人表示自己对收信人的 一种客套称呼,写在书信正文结尾下面低一或两 行的位置上。一般它均从正中或偏右处写起。收 信人与写信人之间是朋友关系时常用: Yours,/Your sincerely,/Your truly,

6 I. Write down words and phrases which you think relate to( 与 … 有关 ) smoking quitting. Eg: non-smoking friends… ashtray,cigarette,hide,

7 II. Make up a list of advice on quitting smoking. You can use these expressions to help you. It would be good to… It’s a good idea to… (In my opinion) you should (not)… (I think) you’d better (not)… I suggest (that) you should… I advise you (not) to… If I were you, I would (not)…

8 Some advice on quitting smoking: 1. 我建议你不要带香烟. I advise you not to carry cigarettes with you. 2. 如果我是你, 我会花多点时间和不吸 烟的朋友在一起. If I were you, I would spend more time with non-smoking friends.

9 II. Make up a list of advice on quitting smoking. You can use these expressions to help you. It would be good to… It’s a good idea to… (In my opinion) you should (not)… (I think) you’d better (not)… I suggest (that) you should… I advise you (not) to… If I were you, I would (not)…

10 III. Share your list of advice with other students in your group and combine your lists to make up the main part of your letter.

11 建议信 : 引言部分常用句式 You have asked me for my advice on … I am writing to tell you my advice on … 建议信:结束部分常用句式 I hope that my advice/suggestion can give you some help. I hope that my advice/suggestion will be helpful.

12 建议信:引言部分常用句式 I have just received your letter of… I am writing to express my views on… 建议信:主体部分常用句式 I would like to suggest that … I feel it would be beneficial if… 建议信:结束部分常用句式 I would be ready to give you more help if you needed. I am not sure whether my advice will be of any help to you. But don’t hesitate to write to me if you have any more questions.

13 Homework: Write a letter of advice to tell your friends how to lead a healthy life. Before you start writing, you’d better collect as much information as possible on this topic by surfing the net or reading books and magazines. Then select the information you need to write the letter.

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