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Task 2 (25 points)
You should spend about 25 minutes on this task. You have to write between 100-120 words.
 
You would like to spend time in a summer camp. Write an application e-mail to the organiser of the camp, Mr Brown. In your e-mail:
  • Briefly introduce yourself;
  • Write when and for how long you are planning to stay in the camp;
  • Choose two workshops from the list and give reasons for your choice.
 
Months: June, July, August
Length: 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks
 
Workshops:
Adventure (escape rooms, treasure hunts, diving)
Graffiti studio (history, materials, making graffiti)
School of Dance (street dance, dance moves, competitions)
Film academy (film history, making and editing short videos).
 
 
WRITING TIPS
  
1. Before you do anything, read the question(s) carefully and find out the following:
  • who you are writing to
  • why you are writing
  • what you are writing about
 
2. When you have worked out what the purpose of your letter is, you should be able to work out what kind of style you will need to use. In this case it will be informal writing style.
 
3. There is a good range of language which can be used: conditional sentences, a range of perfect and continuous tenses, indirect questions etc.
 
4. Use linking words.
 
5. And make sure that your reply answers any questions that you were asked in the task and take into account any additional information that you have been told to mention.
 
Salutation or greeting
  • start with Dear Mr. Brown;
  • use a comma after the person’s name.
  
Paragraph 1
Write an engaging first paragraph. Open with a statement that informs your reader that you are excited to be applying for the camp. Write about yourself in brief.
 
Paragraph 2
Then write when and for how long you are planning to stay in the camp.
 
Paragraph 3
Then write what two workshops you chose from the list given below in the task and give reasons for your choice.
 
Closing
  • Write some closing remarks and invite Mr. Brown to contact you.
  • Closing statement should be written on a new line. If you used a comma after the opening greeting, use a comma here, too.
  • Sign your name. Do not use a comma or a full stop.
  • Do not write more than two three sentences there.
  
USEFUL EXPRESSIONS FOR FORMAL WRITING
 
REASON FOR WRITING
 
  • Just a short note about...
  • I’m writing about...
  • Here’s the... you wanted
  • I got your name from...
  • Please note that...
  
GIVING INFORMATION
 
  • Just a note to say...
  • We can confirm that...
  • (Un)fortunately...
 
ASKING FOR INFORMATION
  • Can you tell me a little more about...?
  • I’d like to know...
  • Please send me...
  
FINAL COMMENTS
 
  • Thanks again for...
  • Let me know if you need anything else.
  
SENDING GREETINGS AND/OR MAKING REFERENCE FOR FUTURE CONTACT
  • Give my love to...
  • Say hello to...
  • I can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Hope to hear from you soon.
  • Write soon.
  • Look forward to seeing/meeting/hearing..
  
CLOSING STATEMENT
  • All the best,
  • Best,
  • Best regards,
  • Best wishes,
  
REFERING TO
  • With reference to
  • Regarding
  • As regards
  • As far as ... is concerned
  • According to (according to is used to introduce someone else's opinion. Don't say "according to me")
  
EMPHASIZING
  • I’d like to point out that
  • I’d like to emphasize
  
GIVING EXAMPLES
  • For example / for instance
  • Such as / including
  • In particular / particularly
  • To give you an example of what I mean
  • To illustrate this point
  • What I mean is
  • Et cetera / and so on / and so forth
  • That is to say / i.e
 
INTEREST, PLAN, INTENTIONS
  • To be interested in sth / in doing sth
  • It interests me a lot
  • My main / particular interest is
  • I have the intention of doing
  • I am prepared to do sth
  • I am determined to do sth
  • I’m planning to do sth
  • I’m very keen on doing sth
 
SUMMERIZING AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
  • Finally
  • Last of all
  • Last but not least
  • In conclusion / to conclude
  • We can draw the conclusion
  • To sum up / to summarize we can say
  • All in all
  • In short / in brief / briefly
  • All things considered
  • The subject under discussion
  • I find it difficult to reach a conclusion but I’m tempted to say