Suppose you are the assistant of the English Department, write an e-mail of about 100 words to Mr. Williams, inviting him to give a lecture on 「American literature」 in your college.
You should include the details you think necessary.
You should write neatly on the ANSWER SHEET 2.
Do not sign your own name at the end of the e-mail. Use 「Li Ming」 instead.
Do not write the address.
December 23rd, 2017
Dear Mr. Williams,
Please allow me to express my greeting to you first. I am the assistant of the English Department.
The purpose of the letter is to invite you to deliver a lecture on 「American literature」 in our college. Given your remarkable achievements in the study of this subject and rich experience in teaching, it will be our enormous privilege and honor to have you here with us. This event is scheduled to be held at 7pm on December 23rd, 2017 in our auditorium.
We are looking forward to a favorable reply at your earliest convenience. Nevertheless, it is quite apprehensible if it clashes with your original timetable and you decline our invitation. Your prompt attention to my letter would be highly appreciated.
Suppose you have accepted the invitation from Mr. Blake to be the host for an English Speaking Contest, but you have to change your plan for some reasons. Write him a letter to
1) make an apology, and
2) suggest a solution.
You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET 2.
Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use 「Li Ming」 instead.
Do not write the address. (10 points)
December 23rd, 2017
Dear Mr. Blake,
Please allow me to express my greeting to you first. I am writing to apologize to you for not being capable of fulfilling the promise to preside over the English Speaking Contest this year.
Several days ago, I received an urgent notification from our department saying that I have been assigned to conduct a survey among pupils in rural areas at the specified date when the contest would be staged, which makes me unavailable for this event. And to compensate for the nuisance incurred, I intensely recommend to you Eric, another experienced host from the same club.
In case you take any interest in this candidate, I can get him to contact you. Once again, sorry for any inconvenience caused and please accept my sincere apologies.