Dear Club Manager:
I am writing to ask to join your club to enjoy my free time.
I am a clerk. I often feel tense and become tired easily. Perhaps, I need to relax myself a bit. I hope to become a member of your club. I have many hobbies and interests. For example, I like photography, calligraphy and painting, dancing and singing. And I like going fishing, collecting stamps and raising flowers. Besides, I am good at playing Chinese chess and cards. Please write back and tell me if there are some formalities that I will have to go through.
Thank you very much in advance.
Looking forward to your reply.
Dear Mr. Jefferson:
I am writing to thank you for your kindness and hospitality I enjoyed during my stay in your place.
It is very kind of you to invite me to spend my Christmas holiday in your palace last month. The room you arranged for me in your house was quiet, clean and comfortable. The food was very delicious. And visits to local scenic spots were really wonderful. They have not only broadened my horizon, but also enriched my experience. By the way, if it is convenient for you, please come over and spend your Spring Festival this year in my place.
Thank you very much again.
I am writing to say that I will not be able to meet you at the airport next Monday morning.
This morning my boss asked me to go to Shanghai on business tomorrow. It is something very important for our company and I will have to go. By the way, I will be back within 10 days. When you arrive, please take Bus No.345 and get off at the East Bus Station. The station is not far from my house and you will find my house easily. My mother is always at home. I told my mother that you would come already.
Looking forward to seeing you.
January 2, 2005
Dear Li Qing:
I am writing to say I’m sorry that I will not be able to go for the appointment at 4:00 p.m. on Monday next week.
This morning I got an urgent phone call from my boss in Guangzhou, and he asked me to flight there at once to join him in an important business negotiation. The Negotiation has something to do with the future of our company. I will have to stay there for about a week. I hope to postpone the appointment for three days till Thursday next week. Phone me and let me know if it is O.K. to you. My apologies again.
Looking forward to seeing you.
December 28, 2004
Dear Apartment Management Officer:
I am writing to complain about my neighbor Mr. Black.
Mr. Black lives next door to me, and he disturbs my life. He has a party almost every day. During these parties, people are making a lot of noise. They are dancing, laughing and shouting. They often do such silly things till early morning. What’s more, when they have drunk too much, they often quarrel and fight against each other. I can’t put up with all these. I can’t sleep well at night and my kid can’t concentrate on his studies. Please tell Mr. Black to stop all these things and respect others privacy.
Looking forward to your reply.
May 18, 2002
I will be away for a while. The key to the cottage is under the doormat, and the food is in the refrigerator. After entering the house, lock the door from inside at once. The cottage is far away from the nearest town, and the area is not quite safe from burglars. So I think the saying is right “Where there is precaution, there is no danger”.
Have a nice stay here.
Thank you very much for the dinner that you invited my husband and I to yesterday. The food not only looked and smelled fabulous but tasted great, and my husband and I enjoyed it very much. Therefore, we would like to invite you to dinner at 7 p·m. this Friday at the Northwest Chinese restaurant to return your kindness and hospitality.
Please do come.
Dear Professor Wang:
On behalf of the Student Union of the English Department, I am writing to invite you to give a lecture on Chinese history.
We have planned to have such a lecture at 2:30 p· m. in Lecture Hall 419, on May 25.
Looking forward to your lecture. Inform us in advance if you can not come.
1、 I think sometimes men are superior to women, and sometimes women are superior to men.
Men are better than women sometimes. First, men are normally stronger in body and they are able to do the hardest job. Second, men are more individual and creative and often hold the most important and well-paid positions. However, women are better than men sometimes. First, women are more gentle and careful. For example, most nurses are women and they can easily detect delicate changes about their patients and clam them down. In addition, women know well how to put things in a mess in order.
In a word, men and women are equal and they should learn from each other.
2、Should Men and Women Be Equal?
People have different ideas about this issue, Some people say that men are superior to women in ability because men are physically stronger, do most of the hard labor in the world and hold most important positions. Other people believe that women have the ability to compete with men. There have been many famous women state leaders and great scientists in the world. We should fully carry out the principle “to each according to his work” so that the enthusiasm of both men and women for work can be fully aroused.
1、People have different ideas about living in the city or in the countryside.
Some people like living in the city. They say that there are many factories in the city and there are more job opportunities in the city than in the countryside. They also say that city life is more colorful and meaningful because there are many public facilities there such as supermarkets and entertainment centers. But some people like living in the countryside. They say that life in the countryside is closer to nature, quieter and cleaner. Country people don’t suffer from the housing problem, air pollution, noise pollution, traffic jams and traffic accidents.
In brief, it is up to people themselves to make the decision.
2、Where to live —in the City or in the Country
Some people like living in the city because city life has many advantages. They think there are more job opportunities in cities, life there is more colorful and meaningful than that in the country, and there are more modern conveniences in cities for people to enjoy.
But some other people prefer to live in the countryside. They say life in the countryside is closer to nature and better for their health, life there is quieter and that country people are more honest than city people.
I would like to live in a city when I am young to earn enough money and I live in the countryside when I am old for having a quite life.
The air pollution is harmful and it can be solved.
The air pollution does harm to people. It causes people to suffer from some illnesses such as a headache and a couth. And it affects the environment, too. For example, in some heavily-polluted areas, plants do not grow well or can’t grow at all. But something can be done to solve the problem. First, we can develop a good public bus transportation system to reduce the number of cars on the roads. Cars are the main source of air pollution in many places. And second, we can move all the pollution-causing factories out of cities.
To sum up, something can be done to solve the serious problem of air pollution.
I think TV commercial ads have both advantages and disadvantage.
To begin with, they are good because they can popularize the latest products. For example, if some people want to buy a digital camera, but they have no idea about which brand is the best and where to buy it. They may just find out relevant information about it by watching TV ads. But , of course, TV commercial ads are bad because some of them are misleading. For example, some ad about an English training course says “Come and join us. You can learn how to speak English within 40 minutes.”
To conclude, people should be very much careful about TV commercial ads.
I consider life means three things to me.
First, life is hard work. For example, if we can do a part-time job besides our full-time job, we can earn more money and afford nice food, a nice house, or even a nice car. Second life means enjoyment. We should enjoy ourselves because we only live once. We should enjoy ourselves by developing our hobbies and interests such cooking and reading. And third, life means decision. We make decision all our life, for example, on what we should learn, which university we should go to, where we should work, where we should live and whom we should marry.
In a word, I think life means work, enjoyment and decision.
14、金钱是一切吗？In Money Everything?
I don’t think money is everything, but we can’t do without it. Fox example, money can’t buy us happiness and a good education. And for another example, money can’t buy us good health and a long life. But we can not live without money. We need it for our daily necessities such as food, clothes and transportation. What’s more, we need it to live a better life. In short, we should learn the value of money and make the most of its advantages.
The Bicycle in China
The bicycle is the most popular means of transportation in China. China is a country “on bicycle wheels”. People ride them for various purposes such as going to and from school and work. Bicycles are very cheap and easy to buy in China.
There are many advantages to riding a bicycle. First, using a bicycle can greatly help reduce the air pollution in many big cities. Second, people can improve their health by riding a bicycle.
The future of bicycle will be bright. In some European countries, city governments have arranged pedestrians to use “public bicycles” to travel round the city center free of charge