You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Alice who writes:
... I have to think about my pocket money all the time. My parents try to make me earn it by doing the housework. They try to make me save up and then buy something useful. But I need pocket money for the cinema and ice-cream and other treats like that. Do you have to ‘earn’ your pocket money in any way or do your parents just give it to you? What do you spend your pocket money on? What do your parents think of the way you spend it?
Last weekend my friends and I went on a picnic to the countryside...
Write a letter to Alice. In your letter answer her questions, ask 3 questions about her picnic. Write 100—140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing. You have 20 minutes to do this task.
Thank you for your letter. Sorry I couldn’t write you back earlier.
I totally understand your position about pocket money and the way you want to spend them, because I’ve got a similar situation or even worse: my parents never give me any money for doing some housework. They only give me some everyday money to take lunch at school and some extra-money before holydays. And I should say, that it’s not much at all. Usually I try to save up enough money to buy some closes of jewelry. And my parents think that it’s a regular way to spend money for a teenager.
Anyway, you've mentioned a picnic. How was it by the way? Did you have fun? Were there a lot of people?
I've got to go as my father is asking me to help him with his car.
Write back soon,