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    Hi, everyone! My name's Katherine and I'm new here. You can call me Kathy.
    The thing is I'm preparing for FCE exam on my own. I don't have a teacher and I don't attend special classes so you guys are the only ones who can help me. I don't make a lot of grammar or vocabulary mistakes but I'm not so good at letter writing. So, please, if it's possible check my formal and informal letters that I post here. I will really appreciate this.
    Thanks a lot,
    Katherine (Kathy)


    LETTER 1
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    You have been working hard but now you want to go out for the evening with some friends. Write a letter to s friend inviting him/her to the concert or a film with you. Give details of the time and place, and say who else is coming and where you could go afterwards. Write 120-180 words.

    Hi Polly,

    Thank you for your letter. It was really nice to hear from you after all this time.

    I've been working hard these months so I did't have much spare time. But I finally decided to relax a little and go to the Warsaw cinema. I read several film reviews and they say there is an excellent film on. It is called 'Horrible Bosses' and it's a comedy. The film starts at 8 o'clock on Saturday evening. Would you like to come along?

    My husband is coming too. Actually, going to the cinema was his idea. He also suggested going to a caffee afterwards. We could go to the Chocolate House. I know it's your favourite caffee and it's close the cinema.

    We are meeting outside the cinema entrance at 7:30. I hope you will go with us. Give me a call if you would like to come, I'll book the tickets.

    Best wishes,
    Kathy.

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    Re: Need some help with letter writing!

    Quote Originally Posted by katue_ View Post
    Hi, everyone! My name's Katherine and I'm new here. You can call me Kathy.
    The thing is I'm preparing for FCE exam on my own. I don't have a teacher and I don't attend special classes so you guys are the only ones who can help me. I don't make a lot of grammar or vocabulary mistakes but I'm not so good at letter writing. So, please, if it's possible check my formal and informal letters that I post here. I will really appreciate this.
    Thanks a lot,
    Katherine (Kathy)


    LETTER 1
    Task:
    You have been working hard but now you want to go out for the evening with some friends. Write a letter to s friend inviting him/her to the concert or a film with you. Give details of the time and place, and say who else is coming and where you could go afterwards. Write 120-180 words.

    Hi Polly,

    Thank you for your letter. It was really nice to hear from you after all this time.

    I've been working hard these months so I did't have much spare time. But I finally decided to relax a little and go to the Warsaw cinema. I read several film reviews and they say there is an excellent film on. It is called 'Horrible Bosses' and it's a comedy. The film starts at 8 o'clock on Saturday evening. Would you like to come along?

    My husband is coming too. Actually, going to the cinema was his idea. He also suggested going to a caffee afterwards. We could go to the Chocolate House. I know it's your favourite caffee and it's close the cinema.

    We are meeting outside the cinema entrance at 7:30. I hope you will go with us. Give me a call if you would like to come, I'll book the tickets.

    Best wishes,
    Kathy.
    It must be nice to be able to prepare for an exam in Barbados. Anyway, the letter looks great, but I think it should be "cafe".

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    Re: Need some help with letter writing!

    Thank you, Bill! Honestly, I thought I had several mistakes. It's really encouraging that I don't! Yes.
    It's nice here but actually it's a wet season now, so it's raining all day and all night :)

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    Letter 2 (needs correcting too)

    Task:
    Write an email that could be sent to the presenter of the radio programme summarising the findings of your servey. Include information about:
    - types of films (with examples)
    - best plots (with examples)
    - most popular settings (plase and time)
    - most popular actors (male and female)
    - most popular titles


    Dear Katy,

    We have conducted a survey on the most popular films of the 21st century so far. We found out that the most popular types of films were romance and comedy, for example 'Along came Polly'. People like to laugh after a hard day rather than watch something serious. Moreover, the most successful comedies of the 21st century had a love theme, for example 'He's not just that into you'. It also turned out that the most popular films were set in big cities such as New York and LA. And it looks like today people are fond of watching films about the present. for example 'Horrible Bosses'. The most popular female star was Jennifer Aniston while the most popular actor was George Clooney. Almost everybody named these talaned actors in their most favourite lists. Finally, we analysed the titles of the most successful films and found out that they often consisted of modern phrases or included 'slang', for example 'The Hangover'.

    I hope you will find this information interesting. I would be pleased if you could incude it into your radio programme.

    Yours fathfully,
    Katherine Grebner

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