directions: one of your students, liu ming, wants tostudy for the master’s degree under the supervision of professor smith in anoversea university, and you are asked to write a letter ofrecommendation for him in about 100 words.
dear prof. smith,
i am writing to you to recommendone of mybest students, liu ming,who wants to pursue his graduatestudy for a master’s degree under your supervision.
liu ming was an excellent student in our university as can be seen fromhis straight a grades on all subjects. he has passed the toefl test,indicating a good command of his english.more importantly,duringthe time he worked as my research assistant from july, 2010 to september, 2012,he had displayed great enthusiasm and intelligence on academic research.
i believe with his diligence, intelligence and great passion, liu ming hasgreat potential in his future academic pursuits. therefore, irecommend him to you without any reservation. i am ready to provide any furtherinformation upon your request.
directions: suppose you have accepted mr. zhang’sinvitation to dinner, but you have to change your plan for some reasons. writea letter in about 100 words to make an apology to him.
dear mr. zhang,
isincerely thank you for inviting me to dinner in your house next sunday.
however,now, much to my regret that i may not be able to keepmy promise because i have just been caught serious cold, whichrequires me to take a rest for a long time. and i apologize for anyinconvenience this may cause you. if i get better during this time, i willbe there on time.
iam very sorry for that and really regret that i wouldmiss such an excellent chance of enjoying the perfect dishes withfriends. besides, please give my regards to mr. and mrs.rogers when they come to dinner.
direction: you just bought an englishdictionary from a famous e-commerce site only to find it not as good as youexpected. write an email to the customer service center to
1) complain the poor quality ofthe dictionary, and
2) give reasons for yourcomplaints.
dear mr. wang,
as one of the regular customers of your e-commerce site, ifeel bad to trouble you but i am afraid that i have to make a complaint aboutthe dictionary.
whati have to complain lies in the following two aspects. in the first place,the paper of the dictionary is of poor quality. in addition, manypages in the dictionary are missing and some of the pages are reversed. underthese circumstances, i find this to be completely unacceptable.
i appreciate it very much if you could changeit for a new one. preferably, i hope you can give me a fullrefund. and i would like to have this matter settled in one week. ihope you can look into this matter as soon as possible and i am looking forwardto your prompt reply.
write a letter to your university canteen,making suggestions for improving its service. you should write about 100 wordson answer sheet .
dear sir or madam,
i am a student of our university, who often has meals in our canteen.generallyspeaking, our canteen provides quite good food. however,i still have some suggestions for you to make our canteen morepopular among students.
to begin with, i wonder whether you could providemore varieties of food. we do not have many options when eating in our canteennow.to continue, some students have complained about the price of thefood there, would you please lower it down?
ido hope to have a better canteen. and i would behighly grateful if you could take my suggestions into consideration.
write a letter inquiring a travel agencyabout the trip to mount huangshan. some necessary details must be included. donot sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “li ming” instead.
dear sir or madam,
iwould like to travel to mount huangshan this summer. i am writing toask if it is possible for you to provide me with some informationregarding the trip to mount huangshan.
first of all, would
you mind tellingme how much the trip costs for each person? secondly,how many days will the trip take? thirdly, i would be highly grateful if youcould let me know about the accommodation and detailed plans. ifyou could send me some relevant booklets on the above-mentioned aspects, iwould be more than happy.
thank you for your kindness, and your prompt attention to this letterwill be highly appreciated.
you have just returned from a visit to a university in greatbritain. and you were warmly treated there by professor smith. please write aletter to express your thanks to him for his hospitality.
dear prof. smith,
i amwriting to extend my sincere gratitude to you. i am referring toyour warmtreatment in great britain.
when iarrived in stanforduniversity,it was you whointroduced so many of famous professors andcelebrated scholars at your university to me.you also invited me toyour home and treated me with delicious food. if it had not been for yourassistance, i fear that i would not have had such a pleasant stay in greatbritain. my appreciation to your selfless help is beyond any words.
i sincerely hope that i can repay your kindness in the near future. once again, please acceptmy heartfelt gratitude. i am looking forward to your reply.
directions：your friend smith told you he had started his ownbusiness. write a letter to him to congratulate him and give him somehelpful suggestions.
i was happy to learn thatyou had opened your own firmandi would like to express my warmest congratulations.
the finalrealization of your long-cherished dream should be attributed to yourdiligence, persistence and ambition. i am glad that your consistent pursuitof dream is rewarded now. as a good friend of you, i advise you to keepyour ambition. moreover, in response to challenges, pleasenever overestimate the difficulties and underestimate your ability.
pleaseaccept my congratulations again. and i do believeyou and yourfirm will achieve one success after another.
you aresupposed to write for the postgraduate association a notice to recruitvolunteers for an international conference on globalization, you shouldconclude the basic qualification of applicant and the other information youthink relative.
you should write about 100 words. do not signyour own name at the end of the letter. use “postgraduateassociation” instead.
january 9, 2021
to improvestudents’ ability and enrichextracurricular activities, the postgraduate association is recruitingvolunteers for an international meeting on globalization to be held on april10, 2021 in beijing.
to begin with, applicantsshould havechinese nationality, strong professional spirit, cheerful personalityand be aged under 35. to continue, candidates must haveoutstandingskills at english listening comprehension and the ability to speak chinese andenglish fluently.finally, students with relevant professional experienceare preferred.
those graduate students whoare interested in taking part in it may sign up with the monitor of their classbefore february 1, 2021. everybody is welcome to join in it.