Writing 9

Read the email carefully and check out any vocabulary you don’t know. 

Dear Jim,

I want to thank you again for your recent hospitality. It was really  
generous of you to invite Barbara and me to stay with you for a few  
days in your house in Nice. We had a wonderful time. The weather was  
great, the beaches were fabulous and your infinity swimming pool is  
sensational. I have never had such fabulous meals in my entire life.

However, what made the trip so wonderful was the way you looked after  
us. You and Sally make the ideal hosts. You are both warm and witty  
and tremendous fun to be with. I cannot thank you enough.

I’ve been thinking over the suggestions you made about ways in which  
our companies can work more closely together. I can see a lot of sense  
in what you said, particularly at a time of economic difficulty. Why  
don’t we arrange a meeting of our senior people?

Once again, thank you.


Now try these two exercises. (You will probably need to click at the top of your browser to allow these programs to run.) 

What comes next?

In the first exercise, you have to rewrite the text in the correct order. You have to choose ‘what comes next’.


In the second exercise, you have to fill in all the missing words. Tip- try ‘the’ first.