You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Tom who writes:
... In our city we have an annual competition for teenagers who make their own short films. This year I got the second prize for a film about my grandparents. Do you think it’s important to record family history? Who do you think should do it? How can it be done best?
This month is my mom’s birthday and now I am thinking about a gift for her.
I want it to be very special...
Write a letter to Tom. In your letter answer his questions, ask 3 questions about his mom. Write 100—140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing. You have 20 minutes to do this task.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Thank you for your letter. I'm sorry for not writing you for so long. I had troubles with my homework.
I hope that in the next year you'll get the first prize! I think that it’s very important to make records of a family history. First of all, it is something that reminds you some good episodes of your life, for example, childhood. Secondly, it’s a history that can be used and apprehended by your posterity. I think that parents should definitely record their kids, some school events and later children can start to make their own videos.
Anyway, you've mentioned your mom. What music does she like? How old is she? Does she prefer hand-made presents or a thing bought in a shop?
I've got to go as my father wants me to help him with is car.
Write back soon.