You have recently attended an English language course at your local school or college. At the end of the course you were given the following letter:
We hope you have enjoyed studying with us. In order to plan future courses we would be grateful if you could write a short report giving us your views about the course. If you have any suggestions we would also like to hear them.
Mrs. Johnson (The Principal)
Write your report for the Principal in 140-190 words.
|Subject:||Views and suggestions about my English course|
|Introduction: Why I’m writing||Attended course September-June twice/week (2 hours)|
|Point 1 Positive aspects||Nice teacher/lots of conversation/interesting classes/good explanations|
|Point 2 Negative aspects||Short classes/need more grammar/too many Spanish speakers in class|
|Conclusion: My views and suggestions||Separate nationalities/need more homework|
To: Mrs. Johnson (The Principal)
From: José Lopez
Date: 13 June 2012
Subject: Views and suggestions about my English course
I attended your school from September-June this year and the aim of this report is to give my views and suggestions about your English language course.
Firstly, I must say I was delighted with my teacher. She was friendly and professional, gave very clear explanations and examples for everything and the lessons were interesting and useful, especially the conversation classes. I feel as if I have made great progress this academic year.
There were, however, too many Spanish-speaking students in my group and sometimes they held private conversations in their own language in class. Apart from that, in my opinion the classes were rather short (1 hour long) and this did not allow us much time to focus on grammar (my weak point.)
I would like to congratulate you, therefore, for your English course and hope to continue learning with your school next September. It was a very positive experience for me in general although I suggest giving more grammar homework to supplement the classes and trying to separate students of the same nationality into different classes to discourage use of their native language.
I only included 2 different points. I used quite formal language. I based my report on a real town. It’s easier to write if I think of real places and activities that I know well.
*Please note typical expressions highlighted in bold.
You MUST remember to give your views and suggestions.