Imagine you see this scene one day. You want to tell your friend the story of the amazing skater you saw. Describe the picture in as much detail as you can. What is happening? Where is this? How is the weather? What is the person wearing? What might he be thinking? Be as imaginative and creative as you can! Remember to write like it like you are telling your friend.
Is it better to graduate as fast as possible and get out into the workforce, or should you take your time with your studies and put graduation out of your mind? Imagine you are advising your child. What would you tell them?
Think about a trip you went on (good or bad). Describe the trip. Write about what you would do differently if you went to that place again. Explain why you would do things differently and how that would change your experience of the place.
Be sure to use vivid language and anecdotes in your answer. (See Examples and hints.)
TO: Ajax Computer Corp.
FROM: Katya Karnov
SUBJECT: Broken computer
I am writing to request a replacement for a computer I bought a year ago that has already stopped working. I took it to the repair shop and they said it was a problem with the motherboard and would cost so much to fix, I might as well get a new computer. I've lost the original receipt but I did buy the extended warranty plan so I should be able to get it replaced. Please let me know how to exchange this one for a new one that works.
[You are a customer service representative at Ajax Computer Corp. Decide whether or not you will exchange Katya's computer for a new one, then write her an email explaining your choice. Give two reasons, and instructions about what to do next.]
Some large companies are making the switch to English as the official in-house language. What do you think about it? What are the pitfalls of such a move? What is to be gained? Would you like for your company to have such a policy?
It is very important to proofread a business email before you send it. Errors give a bad impression and make you sound less professional.
Below you will find a sample email with 9 errors in it. Correct as many as you can find and write out the finished, corrected email.
Dear Mr. Jenson:
It was a pleasant to meet you last week at the local Chamber of Commerce lunch. Your description of the work that you're company does was very interesting, and I believe that I could be able to help you. I worked as a freelance designer for several years and many of my clients in the local area and nationwide have been happy with what I did for them. I can provide several references from satisfied clients.
If you would like to discuss this, please call me at 555-555-5555 so we can make a meeting. I look forward to your response
I have been thinking about the problem that you described and believe that I might havea solution for you. I would like to meet with you to explain the idea I have and how we can progress it to benefit your company. I have attached a copy of our broshure.