You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Nicole who writes:
...When I think about leaving school it is clear I'm going to miss my school friends, classes and teachers very much. They’re so important to me. We seem to be very friendly and enthusiastic about participating in all the school events. What does school mean to you? Do you feel the same about it? Do you think you will miss school? Are you going to meet your school friends after you finish school?
I have lived in London most of my life but I'd really love to travel to other countries...
Write a letter to Nicole. In your letter answer her questions, ask 3 questions about her plans for travelling. Write 100—140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing. You have 20 minutes to do this task.
Thank you for your letter, and sorry I didn’t write you back earlier. I spent time preparing to school exams.
I totally understand your mood and thoughts about leaving school. Last days at school are very sad: I’m thinking a lot about not seeing closest people like friends or teachers every day. For me school is a second home, though I had and I still have some problems with my studies it doesn’t change my attitude toward it. I'm not going to miss the school cause we always have to move forward and not look back. I’m 100% sure that after leaving school friends from my class and I will meet quite often. Our company is very friendly.
Anyway, you've mentioned travelling. Would you like to travel before going to university? What countries would you like to visit? Do you want to take your parents with you?
I've got to go as my dad is asking me to help him with his car.
Write back soon.