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EGE Task 39

Writing letters is not so difficult!

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Раздел 4 «Письмо» состоит из 2 заданий (39 и 40).

Рекомендуемое время для выполнения заданий раздела «Письмо» — 80 минут.

Задание 39 — письмо личного характера. Для ответов на задания 39 и 40 используйте бланк ответов №2. Сначала укажите номер задания (39 или 40), а затем запишите свой ответ.  Ваши ответы, записанные в черновике, оцениваться экспертом не будут!!! Строго соблюдайте указанный в задании объем текста. Тексты меньшего объема (<100 знаков), а также та часть письма, которая превышает требуемый объем, не подлежат проверке.

Задание 39

 You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Mary who writes:

     … It was great that you went to Italy during your spring holidays. I have always wanted to visit this wonderful country. Did you enjoy your journey? What places of interest did you visit? What impressed you most of all? Did you like your hotel?

       As for me, I’m awfully tired because we’ve got too many tests at school. Can’t wait for the summer break…

 

Write a letter to Mary.

In your letter:

— tell her about your journey to Italy

— ask 3 questions about her plans for the summer

Write 100-140 words.

Remember the rules of letter writing.

                                                                                                  Volokonovka

                                                                                                   Russia

                                                                                                   10 May 2014

Dear Mary,

Hi! It was great to hear from you again. I hope you passed all your tests well. (24)

 As for my journey to Italy, it was really terrific! You know, it was the first time I've gone abroad.  I visited such cities as Rome, Naples, Venice and Florence.  I enjoyed masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery. In Vatican City I visited St. Peter’s Basilica which is the largest Christian church in the world. But Venice with its canals and beautiful bridges impressed me most of all! (98)

The rooms in the hotels were small, but the food was delicious. (110)

By the way, are you going to visit your granny in Brighton this summer? What are your plans for August? Can you come to visit us? (136)

Keep in touch.

 Love,

 Rita (141)

 

Задание 39

You have 20 minutes to do this task.

You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend Bill who writes

I don’t think it will be a problem for me to choose a good job in the future as I’m really interested in foreign languages, cultures and countries and hope I’ll work as a translator or teacher of foreign languages some day. Have you already decided on your career? What job are you going to choose? Why?

      I’ve lived in the USA my whole life but I’d really love to travel to other countries…

 

Write a letter to Bill.

In your letter

  • answer his questions
  • ask 3 questions about his plans for traveling.

Write 100-140 words.

Remember the rules of letter writing.

 

20 Lenin Street

Volokonovka

Russia

 

19/05/09

Dear Bill,

Thank you for your letter. Hope you are getting well these days.

In your letter you asked me about my future profession. Well, I want to be a computer programmer. My favourite subjects are Maths, English and Computer Science. Also, my hobby is playing computer games and computer programming.

I think this profession gives many opportunities. We live in the age of information technologies and computers are used in every sphere of our life. I use my computer for receiving information, making friends, chatting, writing essays, letters and reports. So, I’m sure I’ll never regret my decision.

By the way, which country do you want to go first? Would you like to visit Russia? Are you going to travel with your friends or parents?

Write me soon.

Love,

Sasha (135)

 

Задание 39

 You have 20 minutes to do this task.

You have received a letter from your English pen friend John who writes:

…It’s difficult for me to get on well with my parents. They think that I spend too much time hanging around with my friends so we often argue about it. And what do you do when you disagree with your parents about how you spend your free time? Do you often meet your friends? What do you usually do together?

    Oh, I’ve got to go now as I have to meet my sister from her music class. Drop me a line when you can.

 

Write a letter to John.

In your letter

  • answer his questions
  • ask 3 questions about his relations with his sister

Write 100 – 140 words.

Remember the rules of letter writing.

Variant 1

Volokonovka

Russia

03/06/11

Dear John,

Thanks for your letter. It was great to hear from you again! (17)

It’s a pity you don’t get on well with your parents.  Sometimes parents don’t understand us. (33)

As for me, I almost have no problems with my mum.  Sometimes we argue about my clothing style. But we always try to find the way out peacefully. (61)  (As for me, I like piercing but my mum can’t stand it at all.  She thinks it’s very dangerous. Anyway, we try to settle all the problems peacefully. 61)

To tell the truth, I'm very busy at school now that's why I can meet my friends only at weekends. We usually go for a walk to the park near the river, take pictures and discuss the latest news. (100)

Well, you are so lucky to have a sister. By the way, do you help her with her homework? You don’t quarrel with her, do you? How often do you give her advice? (134)

Keep in touch!

Best wishes,

Helen (140)

 

Variant 2

27 Novikov Lane

Volokonovka

Russia

18/03/13

Dear John,

I was glad to receive a letter from you. Thanks for it. (20)

I'm very sorry you don’t get on well with your parents.  (31)

As for me, I always stick to my laptop communicating online  with my friends on social networks. That makes my mum really angry. So, I try to surf the Internet when she is at work. (66)

You know, I'm fond of football so my friends and I play it at the stadium every other day. Also, we go cycling when the weather is fine. (94)

Well, I have a younger sister, too. By the way, has your sister ever told you her secrets? How often do you spend your free time together? Do you allow her to borrow your things? (129)

I'd better go now as I have to do my homework.

Best wishes,

Nikita (143)

Sample questions:

  1. Do you share the same room with her?
  2. You don’t quarrel (argue) with her very often, do you?
  3. How often do you spend your free time together?
  4. Do you often go rollerblading (to the cinema) together?
  5. Do you have any similar hobbies or interests?
  6. Has she ever told you her secrets?
  7. Can you always keep her secrets?
  8. Do you often help her with her homework?
  9. Do you often give her advice?
  10. Does she always follow your advice?
  11. You get on well with your sister, don’t you?
  12. Do you allow her to borrow (to take) your things?
  13. Do you help her to cope with difficulties? (to solve her problems?)
  14. What do you like doing together?
  15. How do you share your household chores? (duties at home?)

 

Задание 39

You have 20 minutes to do this task.

You have received a letter from your German pen-friend Kerstin who writes:

       …I find it a bit difficult to understand English grammar. What about you? Do you do grammar exercises? Do you think that it’s necessary to remember all grammar rules?

       Have you got any plans for the summer? I was thinking of going to a language school in the UK to improve my English. It would be a lot more fun if we went together. What do you think?

       Anyway, I have to go now as I’m helping my Dad in the shop.

      Hope to hear from you soon.

      All the best,

      Kerstin

 

Write a letter to Kerstin

In your letter

  • answer her questions
  • ask 3 questions about the trip to the UK

Write 100-140 words.

Remember the rules of letter writing.

Volokonovka

Russia

28/04/2015

Dear Kerstin,

I was glad to get a letter from you. Hope you did your best on your English test. (23)

As for me, I always enjoy learning English but sometimes English grammar is really complicated. That’s why I spend at least 30 minutes a day doing exercises. If you don’t know all grammar rules, you won’t speak English properly. (62)

Sounds great you’re planning to go to a language school in summer. I think London is the best place to master your English skills. Unfortunately I cannot join you because we’re going to the seaside in July and in August I’ll help my granny in the country. (109)

By the way, what city do you want to study in? How long are you going to stay there? Will you live on campus or with a host family? (138)

Write me soon.

Love,

Ann (143)

Sample questions:

  1. What city would you like to go?
  2. Would you like to study in London or in Oxford (Cambridge, Bath, Brighton)?
  3. Is this your first visit abroad?
  4. How much is the language course?
  5. Would you like to live on campus or with the host family?
  6. Would you like to study in the morning or in the afternoon?
  7. How can you get to a language school from the airport?
  8. You are going to visit some places of interest, aren’t you?
  9. Are you going to take a two- or a three-week course?
  10. What clothes will you take?

 

 

 

 

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