I’m writing to congratulate you on officially becoming a member of our club.
It’s a perfect time for you to join us because the annual Beijing Opera Week is coming soon. There will be lots of practice and rehearsals before the shows and we’d like you to play a part in one of them. You will not have to memorize lines but need to learn some moves, so make sure come to the concert hall for practice on Friday and Sunday evenings. Remember, wear something light.
Hope you will find it fun with us.
Dear Wei Fang,
I hear that you have won first prize in the English Speech Contest of Middle School Students, so I'm writing to give my sincere congratulations.
You don’t know how excited I was when I heard the good news. As your best friend, I am proud of you! Your pronunciation and fluent English left me with deep impression. It came as no surprise to me that you won the contest. Could you share with me how you improve your spoken English? Your experience will be of great help to me in learning.
I will be grateful if you can write me back and give me your advice. I am looking forward to your early reply.
Glad to receive your letter asking me for some advice on the interview for the Confucius Institute scheduled for this coming Wednesday. I’m writing to remind you of what to prepare for.
It would be wise of you to read some books about Confucius, which helps to better understand traditional Chinese cultures. It would also be beneficial to learn a few Chinese greetings. Additionally, Wearing Han-style clothing will make you stand out among the candidates and impress the interviewers greatly.
I do hope my proposal could be practical.
I am so pleased to learn that you are to spend some time in China.
I recommend you stay in Beijing, the capital and cultural center of China. The city enjoys a high reputation for its abundance of ancient architecture, which represents the traditional local lifestyles. And there are also plenty of museums where precious relics of historical interest are waiting for you to explore. Besides, the exceptional Peking Opera performances there are also what you can't miss.
I wish you a very happy and meaningful time in China!
Dear Mr. Brown,
I’m writing to ask a favor of you.
The English Play Festival drawing near, our class are currently devoted to the rehearsal of The Million Pound Bank Note. Our next rehearsal is scheduled in Room 101 at 7 o’clock this Sunday. As non-native speakers, we are in desperate need of the guidance on lines from someone like you, who has impressed us with profound knowledge and deep insight into the English literature.
We would appreciate it if you could be present and offer some suggestions. Looking forward to your favorable reply!
Our school’s English newspaper has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team as an assistant editor.
The main responsibility of the position is to help review the increasing number of submissions. Anyone keen on English writing and capable of word processing is expected to apply. Your equivalent experience is preferred but not a must. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact us by sending your email to Englishnews@163.com or just call us at 0575-86230888.
Come and prove your excellence!
I’m writing to complain about a pair of sneakers I recently purchased from your website.
What I ordered was a pair of black size-nine shoes but I received a pair of white size-8.5 shoes instead. Worse still, there was a ten-day delay in delivering my shoes, which should have been received on April 10. For the above reasons, I demand either a new pair of black size-nine shoes should be posted to me immediately or I should be given a full refund. Also, if I send back the wrong shoes, will your company pay for the postage?
Thank you for your consideration.
I’m really sorry that I can’t go on the scheduled trip to Beijing with you this weekend.
Just now, my cousin Li Ming, who went abroad for further education last year, asked me to pick him up at the airport with his parents this weekend. As you know, we haven’t seen each other for about a year, and I’ll have to host him during his stay.
I do hope that you can accept my apologies and understand my situation. I would appreciate it if you allow me to fix another time. Wish you a good time this weekend!
I’m planning to travel to the USA in the coming July. Therefore, I’m writing to inquire about travel routes of your agency.
I intend to stay in America for about 10 days, during which I hope to have a look at some unique natural scenery and have a taste of local customs. So, could you please recommend some suitable travel routes? In addition, I’d like to know the prices of the routes, covering all the traveling expenses.
A reply at your earliest convenience is highly appreciated.
Hello everybody! May I have your attention please? The library will soon be carrying out an update/upgrade of the Internet system. I would like everybody to be informed that during the dates of 1st to 10th May, the reading room will be closed with the reading system temporarily stopped. You will only be able to take out and return books on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please pass on this message to those who are not here today. Thank you all.
Aimed at arousing students’ enthusiasm for Chinese traditional culture, a Chinese Poetry Competition is scheduled in our school hall from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on May 30th.
The competition mainly consists of two parts. In the first part, competitors are to fill in the missing lines of some classic Chinese poems. The top 20 competitors will have the opportunity to compete in the next round, where they need to explain certain words in poems. If you are interested in it, please sign up at the Students’ Union Office before May 20th.
We are looking forward to your active participation.
The Students’ Union
Our school has set up a column called “Soul Castle” for senior 3 students, aiming at relieving pressure and ensuring the students mentally healthy.
The column has the unique advantage that the experts in psychology can give us the expertise and guidance. It covers the voices and feelings from students’ inner spirits and the professional suggestions.
From a psychological point of view, not only does our school attach importance to our study, but also put our mental health at the top of the list. It also provides a platform to communicate with our teachers and parents.
English Corner, Learners’ Garden
As a bridge of cultural understanding and mutual learning between the west and the east, English attaches you to the fantastic heaven easily and you can benefit a lot from its inner spirits.
In order to develop your spoken English proficiency as well as make quantities of new friends, our school makes a decision on setting up an English Corner on the Center Park’s small hill every Sunday morning. We sincerely hope that you could learn more than fun from the academic atmosphere and colorful activities !
Don’t hesitate and come along soon.
I’m writing to recommend you a foldable reading lamp. As one of the latest multi-functional electrical products this year, it features many pleasing advantages. Designed as an energy-saving and eye-protective product, it looks stylish and comes in various colors and shapes.
The lamp can function as an alarm clock. Additionally, it is sold at a proper price—8 dollars, which undoubtedly becomes another selling point.
Armed with positive responses from various customers, the foldable reading lamp has proved a great success. So why not try one, my dear friend?
Looking forward to your reply.
My fellow students,
Currently, most students in our school read little English literature, not only because they consider it too difficult, but because they don’t think it necessary. In my view, however, English literature is what we can’t afford to miss. It offers us an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of English and have a taste of different culture. Better yet, it allows us to communicate with those great minds.
I hereby appeal to every one of you to read more English literature and you won’t regret it!
I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t do well in your exam and that you are very worried about your study. I quite understand how you feel now.
There is no doubt that we should keep a good state of mind. As we know, failure is the mother of success. We should spare no efforts to analyze the cause of failure, which could help us find out the mistakes we made and try to make up for the lack of knowledge and skills in those areas. Only in this way can we make progress in our study.
I hope that by the time this letter reaches you, you’ll be feeling much better. Let’s work hard together and turn our dream into reality.
Good morning, everyone.
I’m Li Hua. It’s my great honor to stand here to deliver my speech. It has been three years since I started my high school. At this moment, I cannot bear to part but I am also eager for my new life in university. During the three years, not only have I made some true friends who shared sorrows and joys with me, but also I have gained various knowledge.
Before leaving, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to my teachers. It was they who patiently answered our endless questions. Besides, I owe many thanks to my dear classmates. Without their help and encouragement, I couldn’t have overcome so many difficulties. Now I’ve been determined to lead a more meaningful life in university and I will live up to the expectations of my teachers and my parents.
Thank you for your listening.
Dear Li Ming,
This Sunday we'll go to the nursing home and do some voluntary labor. You were out, when I dropped in on you. Therefore, I had to leave a message to you.
We'll meet at the gate of our school at 9:30 tomorrow morning and start out together by bike. So you should take your bike. And don't forget to take some washing powder, barber tools and weeding tools so that we can help them with washing clothes, cutting their hair and get rid of some weed in the garden. At last, you should remember to take some food for lunch because we'll stay there for chatting with them at noon.
If you come back, please phone me at once.
Dear Mr Li
I'm writing to ask for two days' leave of absence from the 7th to 8th of this week.
I'm sorry to tell you that because I was seriously ill--suffering severe headache, I want to return/go home to see the doctor. As regards the lesson to be missed during my absence, I will do my best to make them up as soon as I get back from leave.
To support my application, here I herewith/enclose the sick leave certificate. I should be very much obliged if you will grant me my application.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our university. Thank you very much for visiting our university in spite of your busy schedules.
Huatsing University, under the direct leadership of the China State Ministry of Education, boasts a tradition of academic excellence. Founded in 1943, Huatsing University has grown to a comprehensive university combining science, engineering, law and liberal arts. HU has an enrollment of 9527 degree candidates and 2046 members at faculty. HU, with the outstanding scholarly achievement, eclipses any other universities and colleges in China. HU students display their talents in a wide range of extracurricular activities and win a range of national awards.
That's all. Thank you.
I’m writing to invite you to join us in climbing the Fragrant Hill this Saturday.
We are scheduled to gather at the school gate and set out by bus at 8:00 am sharp. After climbing to the top of the hill, we will enjoy our picnic lunch there. At about 2:00 pm, we will take another path down the hill. Meanwhile, you may equip yourself with a camera to capture pleasant moments and the beautiful scenery.
Up till now, 6 boys and 5 girls have joined the team. Looking forward to your involvement.
Dear Sir /Madam,
I am writing to apply for the post of volunteer advertised in the school newspaper. I found this position quite appealing and I am well qualified for the job.
First, I have a good command of spoken English, contributing to my interaction with foreign friends. Second, I have previous experience working as a volunteer for G20 so I can communicate with foreigners without any obstacle. Besides, I think it an excellent opportunity to broaden horizons and improve social skills.
I’d highly appreciate it if you could give me the chance. Looking forward to your reply.
I’m eagerly writing to inform you of my success in the English speech contest.
It’s indeed a pleasant surprise for me to rank first among so many excellent contestants. But without your patient guidance, I couldn’t have made so great an achievement. You helped me polish the draft and improve my pronunciation. You trained me in simulated question and answer sessions, which turned out really helpful in the real competition. No words are strong enough to express my heartfelt gratitude to you.
Thank you very much and wish you all the best.