You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Ted who writes:
…I’m going to join a youth science camp this summer. By the way, are there any summer youth camps in Russia? What kinds? Are they popular with kids? Why or why not? Have you ever been to a summer camp and what’s your attitude towards these camps?
As for the latest news, my elder brother Tom has entered university…
Write a letter to Ted. In your letter answer her questions, ask 3 questions about his brother Tom. 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 answer you earlier.
It's great that you've joined to the science camp. But here definitely exist summer youth camps, earlier called Pioner’s camps. There are camps of different types: sportive, with language schools and others. Nowadays they are not very popular with teenagers but a lot of parents still send their kids in there, because it’s a variant of passing summer far from city for them. I was in the summer camp once and it was awful! Actually I have problems with getting along with new people so during the whole time in there I was an outsider.
Anyway, you've mentioned your brother. What university did your brother enter to? What specialization will he choose? Is this university in your town or away from it?
I've got to go as my father is asking me to help him with his car.
Write back soon.