The List of Questions for Practice Session
18 November 2020
You are studying in a university, and you find that your study load is too heavy.
Write a letter to your college teacher. In your letter:
you need to withdraw from two courses
you are finding them difficult to handle
Ask if it is possible to obtain a refund
19 November 2020
Some people feel that entertainers (e.g. film stars, pop musicians or sports stars) are paid too much money. Do you agree or disagree?
Which other types of jobs should be highly paid?
20 November 2020
You have received a letter from your bank, asking you to acknowledge receipt of a new bank card. However, the card was missing from the envelope.
Write a letter to the bank's head office. In your letter
Express concern about the missing card
Ask them what they intend to do
23 November 2020
In the last term, you borrowed an important textbook from a classmate. You now realize your classmate has returned home overseas and you still have the book.
Write a letter to him/her. In your letter
Apologize for the mistake
Find out how important the book is to him/her
Say what you will do
24 November 2020
It is important for the children to learn the difference between right and wrong at an early age. Punishment is necessary to help them learn this distinction.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
25 November 2020
You have seen an advertisement for part-time work in a hotel for three months over the summer.
Write a letter to the Manager. In your letter:
Say what experience you have
Ask what the work involves
Inquire about conditions
26 November 2020|| For both GT & Academic Students
Some people believe that all children should have a pet or animal to look after. Other people disagree, however, saying that this depends no child's circumstances. Consider these opposing views and give your own opinion?
27 November 2020
You have recently been to stay with an old friend for a few days. You hadn't seen each other for a long time.
Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:
Say how you felt about the visit
Refer to something enjoyable that you did while staying with him/her
Invite your friend to visit you
30 November 2020
For the past year you have been a member of a local club. Now you want to discontinue your membership.
Write a letter to the club secretary. In your letter:
State what type of membership you have and how you have paid for this
Give details of how you have benefited from the club
Explain why you want to leave
1 December 2020
People are buying more and more manufactured products to use or own. What effects does this have on the individual and on the society?
Is this positive or negative development?
2 December 2020
You recently stayed in a hotel in a large city. The weather was very unusual for the time of year and the heating/cooling system in the hotel was quite inadequate.
Write a letter to the manager of the hotel. In your letter:
Give details of what was wrong
Explain what you had to do to overcome the problem at the time
Say what action you would like the manager to take
3 December 2020
Some people say that international sports events make an important contribution to world peace.
Do you agree or disagree?
4 December 2020
A friend has asked you to babysit on Saturday and wants to know how much you charge per hour for this. Unfortunately, you already have a commitment this weekend and cannot help.
However, you free the following weekend.
Write a letter to your friend explaining. In your letter:
Tell him that you are not able to help this time
you already have a commitment this weekend and cannot help
Explain also what your fee for the service is
7 December 2020
You have just rented an unfurnished flat and a friend has told you that the Opportunity Shop in the shopping center has cheap second-hand furniture.
Write a letter to the shop owner, in your letter:
describing what you need
asking whether they have these items
what is the cost of items
8 December 2020
Some people think that children should learn at school, the ways how advertising companies advertise their products.
Do you agree or disagree?
9 December 2020
You are going to study in a college in the UK next year. You would like to stay in a college Hall of Residence.
Write a letter to the college, in your letter:
Give your accommodation requirements
You should outline what your room and food needs
Ask what alternatives are available if they cannot provide what you want
10 December 2020
As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual well being. What factors contribute to job satisfaction?
How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?
11 December 2020
Last week you were on a flight to London. Unfortunately, when you left the plane, you left a bag. You did not remember about the bag until you got to your hotel.
Write a letter to the airline, in your letter:
Explain what has happened
describe the bag and its contents
Ask them to how you can get your bag
14 December 2020
You are unhappy about a plan to make your local airport bigger and increase the number of flights. You live near the airport.
Write a letter to your local newspaper. In your letter:
Explain where you live
Describe the problem