WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA!
Ho, ho, ho. Santa is here and he has a task for you.
Last year when the Christmas season arrived I was teaching STANAG 6001 level 3 writing. We were in the middle of practising writing formal letters when it struck me that we had no choice but to write letters to Santa and that's how I invented this task.
It was real fun for me and my students!
That's why this year I would like to ask you to take part in this challenge as well.
The task is the following:
Last year you received a gift for Christmas which you were not satisfied with. Write a formal letter to Santa Claus in which you 1) complain about the last year's gift and give reasons for your dissatisfaction, 2) ask for a different gift this year and justify your choice, 3) suggest the best time and method of delivering the gift to your home. Write a minimum of 120 words.
Use your imagination and have fun! But remember that a part of the task is to follow all the requirements for formal writing applicable to the STANAG 6001 level 3 English exam.
I would like to publish the best letters here on the blog, with your permission, of course. If you wish to remain anonymous, I will certainly honour your decision.
You probably already know what the structure and language of the letter should be. If you don't, you may wish to use these links to check:
- Read more about the letter structure and greetings here: WRITING FORMAL LETTERS AND E-MAILS
- You can read more about paragraph development here: PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT
- I wrote more about formal language requirements here: FORMAL LANGUAGE
- Expressions used to ask for information can be found here: ASKING FOR INFORMATION
- Expressions used to suggest and recommend can be found here: GIVING ADVICE
You might also need some expressions to make complaints (in point 1 of your letter). Here they are:
Your task is to write a letter to Santa in accordance with the instruction above.
The author of the best letter will win the book: Speaking and Writing Expert. How to Pass STANAG 6001 English Exam. Level 3. or a 45-minute online lesson/consultation if you already have a book.
With your consent, I will publish the best letters on the blog.
Send the letter to my email (email@example.com). Write "letter to Santa" in the email title.
The deadline is 12 December 2017 until midnight.