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From: Natasha natasha@uc.com

To: Daren daren@uc.com

Subject: Hi from Natasha

Dear Daren,

My name’s Natasha and I live in a flat in North London. I’m 15 and I study at school. I like music and the cinema.

Please write.


From: Daren daren@uc.com

To: Natasha natasha@uc.com

Subject: Hi from Daren

Dear Natasha,

Thanks for your e-mail. I live in London too. I’m 15 and I’m a student. Let’s meet for lunch. Do you like burgers? I know a good burger restaurant in north London.

I’m waiting for your answer.


From: Alessandra [alessandra@andes.com.ar]

To: Daniel [dani2199@yahoo.com]

Subject: Hi from Argentina

Hi Daniel,

My name’s Alessandra. It’s an Italian name, because my grandmother was from Italy, but I’m Argentinian and I live in Mendoza, a big city in the west of the country. I live with my parents and my two brothers. I’m 19 and I’m at University. I’m studying computer science. I’m in my first year and I really like it.

I’m going to tell you about myself. As you can see from the photo, I have long hair – it’s quite fair – and green eyes. I wear glasses, but I want to get contact lenses soon.

I think I’m a positive person. I’m quite extrovert and friendly. My mother says I’m very talkative – I think she means that I talk too much!

In my free time I love reading and going to the cinema. But I don’t have much free time because I have classes every day, and a lot of work to do even at weekends. I also go to English classes on Friday afternoon.

Please write soon and tell me about you and your life.

Best wishes


Exercise 1

Write a similar e-mail about you. Write four paragraphs.

Paragraph 1 name, nationality, age, family, study

Paragraph 2 physical appearance

Paragraph 3 personality

Paragraph 4 hobbies and interest

Check the e-mail for mistakes (grammar, punctuation and spelling).

Exercise 2

Read the e-mail. Imagine that Daniel has written to you about visiting your country. Write an e-mail to him.

From: Daniel

To: Alessandra

Subject: Exams

Hi Alessandra,

Thanks for your last e-mail. I hope your exams went well. I have some exciting news and I’m writing to ask for your advice.

I want to go on holiday to Argentina next year. What do you think is the best month for me to come? I can only come for three weeks, so which places do you think I should visit? Do you think I should hire a car or travel around by bus or train?

I’m planning to spend a few days in and around Mendoza, and it would be great if we could meet. Can you recommend a good hotel?

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best wishes,


Exercise 3

Read the e-mail. Match Rosa’s information with these questions.

  • Do you have a big family?

  • How old are you?

  • What languages do you speak?

  • What’s your name?

  • What do you do?

  • What are your interests?

  • Why do you want to learn English?

  • What do the people in your family do?

  • Where are you from?

  • How old are your brothers and sisters?

From: Rosa rosamarquez@hotmail.com

To: Stefan stefan7541200@moeblus.ch

Subject: Hi from Mexico

Hi Stefan,

My name’s Rosa. I’m from Mexico, and I live in Monterrey. I’m a receptionist at a hotel. I study English in my free time.

I speak Spanish and a little English. I want to learn English for my job and to travel. I have a big family. I have three brothers and a sister. My father is a builder and my mother doesn’t work. My brothers and my sister are at school. My brothers are 14, 13 and 10, and my sister is six. I’m 19.

I like music, cinema and sport. I watch football on TV with my family every Saturday.

Please write soon.

Best wishes


Exercise 4

Write a similar e-mail to your teacher. Answer the questions from the previous exercise.

A formal e-mail

Exercise 1

Read the e-mail to a language school. Tick (√) the questions that Adriano wants the school to answer.

How much do the courses cost?

When do the courses start and finish?

How many students are there in a class?

Are there Business English classes?

Where can I stay?

Where are the teachers from?

Exercise 2

Look at these expressions. How would they be different in an informal e-mail

Formal e-mail

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing

I would like

I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully

Informal e-mail



From: Adriano Ruocco [adriano@tiscali.net]

To: The Grange Language School [enquiries@grangeedinburgh]

Subject: Information about courses

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to ask for information about your language courses. I am especially interested in an intensive course of two or three weeks. I am 31 and I work in the library at Milan University. I can read English quite well but I need to improve my listening and speaking. The book I am currently studying is ‘pre-intermediate’ (Common European Framework level A2).

I have looked at your website, but there is no information about intensive courses next summer. Could you please send me information about dates and prices? I would also like some information about accommodation. If possible I would like to stay with a family. My wife is going to visit me for a weekend when I am at the school. Could she stay with me in the same family?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Your faithfully

Adriano Ruocco

Exercise 3

Read the advertisements and choose a course. Think of two or three questions you would like to ask.

Thai Cookery courses in Chiang Mai

Learn to cook Thai food in northern Thailand. One week courses, from April to October. Your accommodation in Chiang Mai is included. Beginners welcome. E-mail us for more information at thaicook@blueelephant.com

Tennis courses in France

One- or two-week courses in different parts of the country. Professional tennis coaches. All levels, beginners to advanced. Small groups or private lessons. For more information e-mail us at info@tennisinfrance.com

Exercise 4

Write a formal e-mail asking for information. Write two paragraphs.

Paragraph 1 Explain why you are writing and give some personal information.

Paragraph 2 Ask your questions, and ask them to send you information.

Check your e-mail for mistakes.

Exercise 5

Read about the three hotels. Which one would you most like to go to?

Mena House Oberoi Hotel, Giza, Egypt


This hotel is where Egyptian kings stayed! It is a luxury hotel with the best view of the pyramids, and is the only hotel in Egypt with a golf course. Double rooms from €249.


Hotel Daniel, Venice, Italy


This hotel has 91 beautiful rooms. The best rooms are in the old part and there’s a wonderful roof terrace with views over the lagoon. Double rooms from €349.


The residence, Tunis, Tunisia


This amazing hotel has a sea water spa and beautiful gardens. Famous guests include Sting and Catherine Deneuve. Double rooms from €211.


Read Sylvie’s e-mail. Which hotel is she writing to?

From: Sylvie Vartan sylvevartan@hotmail.com


Subject: Reservation for November

Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to make a reservation for a single room for three nights, 24, 25, and 26 November. I would like a room with a view of the gardens, if possible. Could you send me some information about the spa treatments?

Please confirm the reservation.


Sylvie Vartan

Exercise 6

Write an e-mail to one of the hotels to make a reservation for you and your family.


  • what rooms you would like (single, double, how many).

  • when you want to go (number of nights and dates) .

Ask …

  • for a room with a view and information about something.

  • the hotel to confirm the reservation.

Check your e-mail for mistakes.

Exercise 7

  1. Read the email.

From: Anna

To: Pen friend

Subject: My school



Dear Pen friend,

This is my school. My school isn`t big. There are six classrooms. There`s a big assembly hall. There`s a music room and a computer room. There isn`t a canteen and isn`t a library.

Write soon!

Best wishes,


Write an email about your school.


To: Anna

Subject: My school


Dear Anna,

This is my school.

There`s __________________________

There are ______________________________

There isn`t_____________________________

Write soon!

Best wishes,



Exercise 8.

Read the email.

From: Anna

To: Katie

Subject: Healthy food



Hi Katie,

Thanks for your email.

I like healthy food. I like salad and I like apples and bananas, too. I don`t like carrots and I don`t like fish. I like pizza.

What do you like? Do you like healthy food?

Write soon.



Write an email to your pen friend. Write about what you like / don`t like.



Subject: Healthy food




Thanks for your email.

I like ____________________________________

I don`t __________________________________

What do you like? Do you like_______________?

Write soon.



Exercise 9

Read the emails.

From: Stephanie

To: Claudia

Subject: Hi from Scotland


Dear Claudia,

I hope you`re well.

I`ve just had an email from your friend Christelle. She wants to rent a room in my house this summer. Could you tell me a bit about her (age, personality, etc. and what she likes doing) so that I can see if she would fit in with the family? Please be honest!

Send my regards to your family and I hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,


From: Claudia

To: Stephanie

Subject: Hi from Switzerland


Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for your email.

Of course I can tell you about Christelle. She`s 21 and she is studying law with me.

I think she`s quite extrovert and very sociable – she has lots of friends. She`s also very good with children. She has a young step-brother and several young cousins, and I know she likes playing with them. She`s incredibly hard-working and responsible – she passed all her exams last year, which is more than I did!

She likes going out, seeing films and listening to music, but not rock or heavy metal – so don`t worry about noise! And she`s happy to do things on her own - she`s very independent, so you won`t really have to look after her. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother and stepfather, but she also sees her father regularly.

The only negative things I can think of are that she`s a bit untidy – her room is usually in a mess – and that her English is, well, not brilliant. But I`m sure she`ll learn fast! I think she`s really nice and that you and the family will get on well with her.

I hope that`s useful. Let me know if you need any more information about her.



Imagine you received Stephanie`s email asking about a friend of yours.

WRITE an email to answer it.

PLAN what you`re going to write using the paragraph summaries below.

Paragraph 1 age, family, work/ study

Paragraph 2 personality (good side)

Paragraph 3 hobbies and interests

Paragraph 4 any negative things?

CHECK the email for mistakes (grammar, punctuation and spelling).

Exercise 10

Read the email and answer the questions.

  1. What is the relationship between Martha and Fernanda?

  • friends who are in close contact

  • friends who haven`t seen each other for a long time

  • family members who haven`t seen each other for a long time

  • colleagues who see each other at work

  1. Who else does Martha mention?

From: Martha

To: Fernanda

Subject: The best friend




Hi Fernanda!

It`s so great to find you after all this time. I can`t believe it – Facebook is so fab – I`ve tried to think about how to get in touch with you so much and I couldn`t think what to do. I looked on Facebook loads of times and there were so many people with your name. I couldn`t see your picture anywhere so I sent a couple of emails to some of them without pix but nobody got back to me. Then the other day, I decided to look again and your face was there!!!

So, some of my news. When I left Portugal – all those years ago!! – I came back to England and got a job teaching at a secondary school. I didn`t stay long cos it was really awful. You know just really difficult kids and long hours and stuff like that. Well, after that I messed around for ages, sort of looking for another job, but not doing much really. After a bit, I got into helping at my friend`s café and things went from there. She had to go abroad for a while so she left me in charge and I became the sort of manager. Love it! So, at the moment that`s what I`m doing – though I think I might go back to college and do some training. I`d like to learn how to cook properly – maybe get into that side of things. You know a professional chef or something.

Anyway, enough about me – what about you?! How`s it going? Are you still living in Lisbon? What are you doing? I want to hear about your brother Paulo, too. What`s he up to? Email me back straight away!! Can`t believe I lost touch with a great friend like you!

Lots of love,


Read the email again and answer the questions.

  1. Which of these things does Martha include in her email?

  • how she made contact with her friend

  • news about her personal life

  • news about her work

  • news about other people

  • questions about her friend`s life

  1. Is the language in the email more informal or more formal?

  1. Write an email to a friend you haven`t seen for a long time.


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Упражнение. 1

Write a formal e-mail asking for information. Write two paragraphs.

Paragraph 1 Explain why you are writing and give some personal information.

Paragraph 2 Ask your questions, and ask them to send you information.

Check your e-mail for mistakes.

Упражнение 2

Read the email again and answer the questions.

1.      Which of these things does Martha include in her email?

·         how she made contact with her friend

·         news about her personal life

·         news about her work

·         news about other people

·         questions about her friend`s life

2.      Is the language in the email more informal or more formal?

Write an email to a friend you haven`t seen for a long time


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