Kseniia
Dear Anna, How are you? I hope this letter finds you well. I am sorry that I have not been in touch with you lately, but that's so because I was preparing for the English exam for the last couple of months, but I was really glad to hear from you after such a long period of time. Anyway, you should know, that I have completed the B2 level and I am very excited to let you know that I have taken the language test perfectly and I can finally relax a bit. I learned all of these rules and new words watching the video lessons, listening to the BBC-news, various podcasts and reading articles. You can not imagine how useful were the textbooks by Murphy that you gave me before. These materials turned out to be truly helpful for understanding perfect tenses, which were the hardest to me. So thank you a lot for your invaluable help. All the best, Kseniia.
Mar 1, 2021 11:35 AM
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Dear Anna, How are you? I hope this letter finds you well. I am sorry that I have not been in touch with you lately, but that's because I have been preparing for the English exam for the last couple of months. I was really glad to hear from you after such a long period of time. Anyway, you should know that I have completed the B2 level and I am very excited to let you know that I have taken the language test perfectly (finally passed my language exam)and I can finally relax a bit. I learned all of these rules and new words watching video lessons, listening to BBC-news, various podcasts and reading articles. You can not imagine how useful the textbooks by Murphy that you gave me before were. These materials (They) turned out to be truly helpful for understanding perfect tense verbs, which were the hardest to me. So thank you a lot for your invaluable help. All the best, Kseniia.
Your English writing is excellent, and this exercise was almost perfect. What I put in parentheses were suggestions to make it sound a little more natural; however, the way you wrote the text is grammatically correct as-is.
Mar 1, 2021 12:08 PM
Dear Anna, How are you? I hope this letter finds you well. I am sorry that I have not been in touch with you lately, but that's because I had been preparing for the English exam for the last couple of months. However, I was really glad to hear from you after such a long period of time. Anyway, you should know that I have now completed the B2 level and I am very excited to let you know that I passed the language test with a high score and can finally relax a bit. I learned all of these rules (what rules?) and new words by watching video lessons, listening to the BBC-news and various podcasts and reading articles. You can not imagine how useful the textbooks by Murphy that you gave me were. These materials turned out to be really helpful for understanding perfect tenses, which were the hardest for me. So thank you a lot for your invaluable help. All the best, Kseniia.
Well done, good stuff. This has the ideal tone. Make sure you separate this into paragraphs. Your first part has some small talk, which is fine, but I would leave out the 'glad to hear from you part'. There is a bit of confusion with completing the B2 level and taking the exam. Completing the level could mean you had done all the necessary study or it could mean passing the test. I used past tense for the exam because it is clearly in the past. I used 'have now completed' for the B2 study, because you still have this knowledge and it means you can move on. Be careful with using pronouns 'these', when it is not clear what it refers to. Better would be 'I learnt all the necessary grammar rules and vocabulary required for the B2 level, by...' You could have another sentence in this paragraph (although you have more about study materials in the next paragraph so maybe it's ok) I like the last part about perfect tenses. To be very clever you could include a perfect tense sentence there. '..which I had been having a lot of difficulty with' Overall, excellent. Some nice vocabulary 'I am excited to let you know', 'can finally relax a bit', 'you can not imagine how useful...'
Mar 1, 2021 12:22 PM
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Kseniia
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
English