You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Andrea who writes:
... My Mum often complains that I spend too much money on shopping. To tell you the truth, I like to buy beautiful things and spend all my pocket money on small souvenirs. I collect souvenirs. Do you or your friends collect anything? What do you and your friends do with your pocket money and why? What's your parents' attitude towards it?
As for the latest news, I have just entered courses...
Write a letter to Andrea. In your letter answer her questions, ask 3 questions about her courses. Write 100—140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing. You have 20 minutes to do this task.
Thank you for your letter. I'm sorry for not writing you for so long. I was busy preparing for exams.
Maybe your mum has a point, think about it. Right now I’m collecting various match boxes with matches of different colours and sizes. At the moment my collection counts 50 different kinds. I think that collecting is fascinating. My pocket money I usually spend on cafes because I like spending time after classes drinking coffee and reading a book. My parents are a bit against it, because they don’t understand how it is possible to spend that much money on coffee.
Anyway, it's great that you entered courses. What courses have you chosen? How much time do you spend on them? Do you like the tutors there?
I've got to go as my friend is asking me for help.
Write back soon.