Grammar Exercise #8
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You stayed with a family in
another country while you were studying.
Write a letter to the family. In your letter:
- thank the family for your stay.
- say what you enjoyed about your stay.
- ask the family to stay with you in the future.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Here is a model answer. Look at the words or phrases in capitals. Choose the most appropriate word or phrase.
Dear Luca and Alexandra,
I’m WRITING / WRITTING to thank you for the lovely time I had STAYED / STAYING in your gorgeous house in Patras while I was STUDING / STUDYING Greek LAST / THE LAST Winter.
As you know, I’d BEEN NEVER / NEVER BEEN to Greece when I arrived IN / TO Athens, and I was thrilled to FIND / FINDING so many wonderful PEOPLE / PERSONS and amazing archaeological sites. I really had no idea about Greece’s HERITAGE RICH / RICH HERITAGE. Almost all the stereotypes we HAD / HAVE in London of Greece WAS / WERE soon proven wrong. I met many people WHO’S / WHOSE worldview is pretty much the same as my own. I’ve CERTAINLY TOLD / TOLD CERTAINLY everyone back home about the FASCINATED / FASCINATING and generous community of Patras.
My most memorable experience was CELEBRATE / CELEBRATING the Patras Carnival with you - that incredible Saturday evening PARADE / PERADE and those bonfires, as well as the live music in four LANGUAGE / LANGUAGES. I’m so GRATEFUL / GREATFUL you shared those things with me.
Please ACCEPT / EXCEPT a small token of my gratitude, enclosed, and REMEMBER / REMIND, if you’re ever in London, I’d be delighted TO PUT YOU UP / TO PUT UP YOU and show you around.