Tutor profile: Joan C.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You live in a room in college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to work. Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter, • describe the situation • explain your problems and why it is difficult to work • say what kind of accommodation you would prefer Write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear Sir or Madam, I share a college room with another student. However, I found some troubles that get in my way working. The student I live with is always very noisy with her gadgets. She would turn her iPod on without any headset and when I ask that she just turn the volume low, she would only turn her back on me. She would also allow her boyfriend inside our room, and she often goes inside late at night, she has to interrupt my REM. I need complete rest and sleep after every working day to be able to perform my job well, and with this kind of roommate, I couldn't get enough of it. I couldn't understand why she can break the rules of the college dormitory without any reprimand or warning from your office. May I ask for another room instead that could be more conducive to my rest and sleep? I hope that you will understand and address my concerns. Thank you. Respectfully yours, Joan Capoy
Subject: English as a Second Language
Read the sentence and try to guess the meaning of the idioms. Choose the best answer and write it in the space provided. Wow! It's raining cats and dogs today! I wish I'd brought my umbrella to school! _____ a. I forgot my umbrella today. b. It's raining heavily. c. Cats and dogs are falling from the sky.
Choose the correct answer. Write your answer in the space provided. She prepares her work better than _____ (I, me).
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