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-Can you write a personal letter in English? -No, I can’t. But what for? -Oh, it’s exciting! You could be in touch with your English-speaking friends from all over the world, share your opinions about events, know more about traditions of other countries, ask your pen friends about …, tell him or her about…, improve … Why is it important for you? Add your own reasons. Compare your reasons with your partner’s ones.
Writing a letter you must be very polite. Firstly, you must answer the questions your pen friend has asked you. Look through the following letters and match the questions and the answers. When writing a letter you must be very polite. Firstly, you must give full answers to the questions your pen friend has asked you.
How many questions has Sarah asked? Look through the following letters and match the questions and Lena’s answers. How would you answer the questions? Lena has received a letter from her English-speaking friend Sarah. Guess what? Last summer I went to a summer camp. It was in the mountains. I’m looking forward to go there again next year. …And what about you? Where did you spend your summer holidays? Did you visit any places of interest? What activities did you do? Dear Sarah, Thank you for your nice letter. It was interesting to know your news. I like to spend time in the mountains, too, and even tried climbing myself. In your letter you ask me about my last holidays. My parents and I went to St.Petersburg together by plane. We visited many historic places, museums and art galleries. I was deeply impressed by St. Isaac’s Cathedral! It used to be the main church of Russia. St. Petersburg is famous for its White Nights so, we walked a lot in the nights. It was unforgettable! Hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes, Lena
The AddressThe DateThe GreetingThe Reference to the Previous Contacts The Answers to the 3 Questions The Reference to the Future Contacts The Closing Sentence The addresser’s Name It is necessary to include some features in the personal letter. What are they?
Well, this time try to find the elements of Valera’s letter and classify them (use the tab above) Belovo Russia 14/09/2013 Dear Jane, Thank you for your nice letter. It was interesting to know your news. Sorry, I didn’t answer at once. I’ve been really busy recently because tomorrow it is a very important day for me- we’re having our school basketball competition. As you can see, I’m fond of basketball. Our team is famous in my school. We always participate in competitions and we often win. As for my school, I try to study well and I always do my homework. Sometimes I’m very tried but I understand that I must do my best because my future depends on my school achievements. That’s why I do my homework and after that I go to the gim. Hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes, Valera
-Do you know that it’s good to use different phrases and words to express the same in different letters? Why? Try to match the phrases and words with the same meaning: I was happy to receive your letter.In my opinion, Hi James!I’m looking forward to your letter. It was interesting to know your news. 12.10.2013. Hope to hear from you soon.With love, Valera. Best wishes, Valera. It was great to learn about your news. 12-th October, 2013Thank you for your nice letter. Besides,I’d like to add.. As for me,Dear James,
Your classmate Victor wrote the letter to his pen friend Paul. Help Victor to match it’s parts with the elements of the form below: A Dear Paul, B 13.10.2013 C It’s a pity that you have arguments with your friend. As for me, we don’t argue about such things with my friends. They like cinema a lot and we don’t have difficulties related to films and the place where to watch them. What’s more, we often go to the cinema and we never miss a chance to watch a new blockbuster. As a rule, we watch films in the cinema twice or three times a month. So I can say that we prefer cinema to videos. D I’d better go now and help my mother. Keep in touch! E With love, F Belovo, Russia G Thanks so much for your letter. It was interesting to read about your news. H Victor
The girls don’t know how to write the address correctly. Help them to choose the correct variants above. a) 36, Kamenskaya Street Belovo Russia a)Russia Belovo b)Belovo 36, Kamenskaya Street Russia b)Belovo Russia c) Russia Belovo Kamenskaya Street,36 c)Russia Belovo
You are going to write a letter to your English-speaking friend. How would you write the date? A 2013 the 20-th of October A 20/10/2013 B 20-th October, 2013 B 2013/10/20 C 2013 October 20 C 20/13
You are making your reply to your friend on FaceBook. He is a very bright student at school and he also reads a lot So, you want to make a good expression on him. Join the ideas using the words and phrases in the brackets:
We are fond of different kinds of books and we usually discuss characters, events, problems of the books we have read (what’s more). * Soon we’ll celebrate our aunt’s birthday and we’ve already begun to prepare for it (also). * My elder brother is very intelligent and reliable but he tends to be bossy (however). * She is very kind and attractive but at the same time she is strict (though). * My school has wonderful traditions and pupils keep them carefully (and also). * I must do my homework every day and I go to music school (what’s more).
Now imagine you have received a letter from your English-speaking friend Jane. Yesterday we took part in the quiz show which was organized in our school. It was so exciting! A lot of pupils of our school took part in it but only 3 contestants participated in the last round. Guess what? My best friend won. ….Have you ever taken part in such activities? Do you find it difficult? What is your favourite quiz show on TV? Write her a letter and answer her 3 questions.
My teachers advise me to: * correct the use of articles * correct the forms of the verbs * correct the word order count the words (if you are preparing for the state exams, you must write 100-120 words * correct the letter according to the rules of letter writing
Was the presentation useful for you? What was interesting for you? Did you have any difficulties? Do you know how to write a personal letter now? Can you explain your younger sister or brother the rules of letter writing now? How many English-speaking pen friends have you got?
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