Monday, May 14, 2012

200-level homework: Letter to Becky about homes in Russia

Last homework of the year! Give it special care!!

You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Becky who writes:
... In towns and cities in Great Britain, houses and flats are often quite small with only 2 or 3 bedrooms. I have to share my bedroom with my younger sister. What about you—do you have to share, too, or do you have your own room? Would you rather live in town or in the country? What are homes like in Russian towns and cities?

I have just come back from staying with my uncle in Wales. He's a dairy farmer with a herd of about 200 cows....
Write a letter to Becky. In your letter

  • answer her questions (with true answers or answers from your imagination!)
  • ask three questions about her holiday with her uncle in Wales

Write 100-140 words. Remember the rules of letter-writing. Be ready to read your letter in class or send it to me by e-mail or vkontakte.

Exercise adapted from Olga Afanasyeva, Virginia Evans, Victoria Kopylova, Practice Exam Papers for the Russian State Exam, 2010 Revised Edition, Moscow: Express Publishing/Prosveshchenie Publishers.  

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