Suppose you have been a private tutor of Mr. Wangs daughter for two years. But now you are going to graduate and so you recommend your friend Lily who is a sophomore to take the place of you. Write a letter to Mr. Wang in about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming
Dear Mr. Wang,
I am very sorry to tell you that I am going to graduate this June and cannot go on with my job as a tutor of your daughter. It has really been a pleasant experience to teach your daughter English as she is such a lovely and smart girl. Here I take great pleasure in recommending to you my friend Lily who is a sophomore majoring in English in my university. She is particularly willing to take the parttime job of an English tutor when she knows about your daughter.
Lily is an excellent student. Especially her spoken English is both fluent and proficient, which can positively influence the person speaking with her. Moreover, as a lively, cheerful and easygoing girl, she is good at communicating with others.
Therefore, I am confident that she is highly competent for the job and will help your daughter make further progress in English.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
You are asked to write a letter of recommendation for Miss Liu Ming who wants to study for the Masters Degree under the supervision of Professor Smith who was once your supervisor in your graduate study. Write a letter to Prof. Smith in about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li
Dear Prof. Smith,
It has always been a great pleasure to write to you since I can never fail to get help, inspiration or enlightenment from you. Now I am writing to recommend to you Miss Liu Ming who wants to pursue her graduate study for the Master’s Degree under your supervision.
Miss Liu Ming was one of my classmates in Tianjin University. She was one of the most excellent students in our university as can be seen from her straight A grades on all subjects. After graduation she worked in Tianyi Biological Company for three years, which considerably added to her practical experience.
It is my belief that with her intelligence, diligence and rich experience, Miss Liu Ming has great potential for further development in the field of pharmacology both theoretically and practically. Therefore, I recommend her to you with no reservations. Faithfully yours, Li Ming
Suppose one of your friends is going on a selftour in your hometown. Write a letter in about 100 words to make a suggestion to him/her. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Glad to hear from you. You have made a right decision to travel in my hometown, Sichuan because it is a place with picturesque scenery.
Selftour is always my favorite, too, as it gives me more freedom to choose the beauty spots and arrange the tour. To you, a campinglover, I highly recommend the Ice Mountain in Songpan County. First, you can directly go there by bus from Chengdu or Mianyang. The accommodation in Songpan is very convenient since there are quite a lot of private hotels with clean rooms at low price. Then you can hire a guide who will prepare a horse, a tent and some other things for you. After that, you will visit the beautiful scenery on horseback by following the guide during the day and enjoy camping at night. My journey there last July has really brought me great pleasure and unforgettable memory.
Wish you a happy tour. Yours ever, Li Ming
Suppose one of your friends is going to take the CET6 and asks you for suggestions on how to make preparation. Write a letter in about 100 words to him/her. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
What a surprise it is that you are going to take this June’s CET6 since you are only a freshman in Fudan University! Anyway, your courage and efforts are worth praise.
To get fully prepared for the test, I think, you need to first enlarge your vocabulary, which is the basis of all parts. Second, you need more exercises, especially exercises of reading comprehension, in order to improve your test skills. Then you should practise writing constantly. You can email your compositions to me and I will correct them for you in time.
In a word, every effort is rewarding. I am looking forward to your success.
Best wishes. Yours, Li Ming
1. 说明应聘职位； 2. 介绍自身情况；
Write a letter in about 100 words to a high school to apply for a teaching position. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
I am writing to apply for the position as an English teacher that you recently advertised in Sichuan Daily. I take keen interest in the post because I find that my major and experiences well meet the requirements you stated in the advertisement.
Being interested in English teaching, I pursued my graduate study in the direction of teaching methodology in Sichuan International Studies University, and got a Master’s Degree in 2003. I was a top student through the three academic years, as can be shown in the enclosed resume and reports. After graduation, I ever taught English in a Xi’an high school. As Sichuan is my hometown I love very much, I have decided to move back and so I venture to apply for the position in your school.
If I were favored with an interview, I would be most grateful. Please contact me at 13573889787. Thank you for your consideration.
Best wishes. Yours sincerely, Li Ming
Suppose you are going to graduate from Shanghai University. Write a letter in about 100 words to a company to apply for a post of salesman. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Keenly interested I am in the post of salesman you have advertised on the job market because I think my major, marketing, and my practical experience particularly match your requirements of the post.
I will graduate from Shanghai University this June and get a B.A. degree. I have always been one of the top ten students in my class. I got excellent grades in not only required subjects but also optional courses such as economics, statistics and Chinese literature. Besides, I have passed CET6 with a mark over 80. Moreover, during the four years, I took an active part in all kinds of practices of sale promotion, which greatly added to my experience in marketing and interpersonal communication. In a word, I am confident that I qualify for the post.
If my application were taken into favorable consideration, I would be most grateful. I am looking forward to your early reply.
Enclosed are my score reports and resume.
Yours sincerely, Li Ming
Suppose you were taken good care of by Doctor Liu when you were in hospital. Write a letter in about 100 words to him to show your gratitude. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Dear Doctor Liu,
It is a great pleasure to extend my sincere thanks to you for your careful treatment and attendance when I was in hospital this March.
On that night, I got acute appendicitis and was sent to your hospital by my roommates. Yet I was very lucky to have you, an experienced and skillful doctor, on duty. You immediately diagnosed my disease, hospitalized me and arranged a timely operation for me. In the following days you took good care of me and talked to me from time to time to release my pain.
It was all because of your attendance and perfect professional skills that I could recover so soon. Therefore, thank you again and I wish I would have the chance to pay you back for all your kindness.
Yours faithfully, Li Ming
Suppose your friend lent you a book and gave you some suggestions when you made preparations for CET6. Write a letter in about 100 words to show your gratitude. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
My thanks to you for your help with my preparations for the CET6 are beyond words.
Originally I only wanted to ask you for some advice on the coming test, as you were so good at English. But to my surprise, you gave more help to me than I had ever expected. You not only wrote down ten suggestions for me but also showed me how I could arrange my time and what I should do in each month before the test. Besides, you lent me the book I needed very much when you learned that I had not yet got it. It was really kind and considerate of you.
Your unreserved help enabled me to make efficient preparations and at last encouraged me to pass the test. So I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude again.
Suppose you cannot attend your sisters graduation ceremony as expected for some reason. Write a letter in about 100 words to make an apology to her. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Kindly excuse me for my not being able to attend your graduation ceremony next Wednesday as I have promised.
You know, there will be a meeting of great importance to my company next week in Nanjing. But the person who was originally appointed to it is now seriously ill in hospital. And I have been asked to take his place to attend the meeting and make a speech on behalf of my company. On the one hand, it is a task assigned by my boss out of his trust in me. On the other hand, I do regard it as an opportunity to both display and enhance my abilities. So I am afraid I cannot be present at your graduation ceremony.
Though I have decided to send you a gift to celebrate your graduation, I really regret that I cannot give you my sincere congratulations on the spot, for I know any gift can never parallel a warm word spoken personally by a family member. I do feel terribly sorry. Please forgive me.
Cordially, Li Ming
Suppose you have accepted Mr. Zhangs invitation to dinner, but you have to change your plan for some reason. Write a letter in about 100 words to make an apology to him. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Dear Mr. Zhang,
It was very kind of you to invite me to dinner in your house the day after tomorrow and I originally accepted it with great pleasure. But now, much to my regret that I may not be able to keep my promise because my sister was injured in a car accident and I must look after her in the hospital for several days.
The accident happened suddenly and all my family are now busy dealing with it and caring for my sister. So I don’t think I will have the time to go to the dinner and even if I go, I am afraid I will hardly be in a cheerful mood, which may spoil the party.
I am very sorry for that and really regret that I would miss such an excellent chance of enjoying the perfect dishes with friends. Besides, please give my regards to Mr. and Mrs. Rogers when they come to dinner.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
祝贺信是由于某种原因向收信人道贺的信件，一般包含三个部分： 1. 点明要祝贺的事情，并向对方道贺；
2. 详述祝贺的事情； 3. 再次祝贺。
Suppose your friend Ellen is going to graduate from Fudan University and get a Masters Degree. Write a letter in about 100 words to congratulate her. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Sample: Dear Ellen,
How delighted I am when I hear that you are going to graduate from Fudan University and get a Master’s Degree! Though I cannot go to Shanghai to join in the celebration of your graduation owing to the long distance between the two cities, yet I wish to express my most earnest and ardent congratulations through this letter.
For years you have made unremitting efforts in your specialized field and your diligence and intelligence at last win you honor. I am not only happy for but also proud of you from the bottom of my heart.
I believe as an upandcoming person, you will use your head and hands to develop your career to a higher level after the graduation.
May you achieve greater success in the future.
Yours sincerely, Li Ming
Suppose your friend Mr. Zhao has recently got a promotion. Write a letter in about 100 words to congratulate him. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using Li Ming instead.
Dear Mr. Zhao,
I am extremely glad to hear that you have got a promotion in your company. Congratulations!
It is excellent of you to get a promotion, for after all you have just been in the company for six months. As we all know, you are always a both hardworking and creative person, which is essential to achieve your goals in work. Moreover, your strong sense of responsibility enables you to win trust from people around you and thus win yourself various opportunities. I think that is why you can make achievements in such a short time.
There is no doubt that you deserve the promotion. Having you as a friend, I really feel both proud and lucky because I can often learn so much from you.
Best wishes. Yours faithfully, Li Ming
邀请信是邀请收信人参加某项活动的书信，包含三个方面： 1. 邀请对方参加活动的内容、时间和地点；
Write a letter to one of your high school classmates who is in a nearby city, and invite him/her to your city at this weekend. Some necessary details must be included. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Linda,
We haven’t seen each other for six years after graduation. I am so glad to hear that you have graduated from UCLA and come back to work in Suzhou. If you are free this Saturday, please come to Shanghai and have a good time with me.
We can first go to the Century Park, where the flowers are all in blossom. Let’s go boating on the lake —isn’t it pleasant in the cool breeze? Then I will treat you to dinner at a western restaurant on Huaihai Road—it is small but really nice—I’m sure you will enjoy it. After dinner, let’s go to a concert—you are a music lover, aren’t you?
If you couldn’t come, please notify me before Friday. If you can, please tell me which train you will take and I will meet you at the railway station.
I am looking forward to meeting you.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
Write a letter to invite a famous professor to give a lecture to the English postgraduate students in your university. Some necessary details must be included. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Professor Michael Hutchison,
We are very glad to hear that you are attending an international conference in Beijing. We are writing this letter to inquiry the possibility of inviting you to deliver a lecture on American literature for our postgraduate students on the evening of June 16.
We have long been noticed that you have done a lot of substantial and creative work in this field. Two of your books have become textbooks for our students for several years. So all of us believe your lecture will benefit our students and teaching staff alike.
If you can manage to come, please tell us the number of your flight and we will meet you at the airport. If you can’t make it, please also let us know.
We are looking forward to your coming.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
投诉信是对产品或服务表示不满的信件，一般分三个部分： 1. 提出投诉内容；
Suppose that you ordered a television but later found that it has worrying problems. Write a letter of complaint to describe the matter and require settlement. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Sir,
The television I ordered from your store arrived on time last Friday, but only three days later I found it could not work properly.
On Tuesday evening, when I turned on the television, I was surprised to find that it became a blackandwhite television—all of the other colors were simply gone. What made matters worse, the remote control was also out of order. I dialed your service number for several times, but the line was always busy.
This problem has affected our normal life. Can you get it repaired as soon as possible? Thank you for your consideration. I am looking forward to your early reply.
Yours faithfully, Li Ming
Write a letter to complain about an unhappy experience in about 100 words to describe the matter and ask for the mistake to be corrected. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
I am writing to you about a most unhappy experience. Last Tuesday morning, we took a longroute bus of your company from Dukou to Lijiang. The bus was scheduled to arrive in Lijiang at 7 o’clock in the evening, but it stopped midway at four p.m. for mechanical problems. The driver and the ticket seller could neither solve the problem by themselves nor seek help from others.
Where we stopped was nowhere near a village. Up until 8 o’clock, another bus finally carried us to a shabby rural motel. We had to pay for our accommodation. The room was too small and the quilt was so dirty. To our surprise, when we just managed to sleep at around 2 a.m., the driver came to wake us up—the bus had been fixed!
I suggest that you look into this matter immediately and deal with it quickly and properly.
Looking forward to your reply. Yours,
Write a letter inquiring about a hotel. Some necessary details must be included. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Mr. Guo,
I am going to visit Songpan on July 30 and wish to stay at your hotel. My friend has just come back and warmly recommended it to me.
My wife and I want to go horse trekking with the Happy Trails Horse Team. We will choose to go to the Ice Mountain, so it will take four days. We want a double room with a private bath for two nights, July 30 and August 3.
Would you please tell us whether we could have such a room and how much it will cost us?
I am looking forward to your reply.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
You are a tourist and you want to experience a new way of traveling. Write a letter inquiring about such a traveling program. Some necessary details must be included. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Mr. Guo Chang,
My wife and I have read in the traveling book Lonely Planet about your Happy Trails Horse Team. We are very much interested in going horse trekking with your team.
We want to choose the Ice Mountain route, which will take four days, from July 31 to August 3. What should we take with us? Will the guides provide accommodation for us? How much will the tour cost each of us?
We will reach Songpan on the afternoon of July 30 at about 5 o’clock. I hope it will not be too late when we arrive at your team.
I am looking forward to your early reply.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
Suppose that your friend is going to stay at a big city. Write a letter in about 100 words to introduce her to a friend there. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Linda,
I want to introduce to you the bearer of this letter, Helen Herbert, who is a diligent and intelligent scholar just like you. She will attend an international conference on economics from August 27 through August 30 at the ShangriLa Hotel of your city.
She will have no problem with her accommodation. I am sure a talk will benefit both of you a lot. I have given your mobile phone number to her, and I hope it will not cause any inconvenience for you.
Thank you for your kindness and consideration.
Write a letter to inform a colleague of a coming visiting scholar in about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to introduce a visiting scholar, George Martin, from University of California at Berkeley. He will be a member of our Program of AsiaPacific Economy for nine months.
George is an enthusiastic and enterprising scholar. He has done various researches on American and Asian economies for more than ten years. I am sure that his participation will do a lot of help to our recent research.
George will be arriving here on next Friday and he will soon go to visit you after arrival. You can introduce the overall development of our program to him, and then explore the details of cooperation.
Sincerely yours, Li Ming
申请信是向收信人提出某个请求的信件，包含三个部分： 1. 提出请求； 2. 说明原因；
Write a letter to apply for a membership in an organization in about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Mr. Peterson,
I am writing to apply for a membership in your musical band. My music teacher, Prof. Huntington, strongly recommended that I attend such a renowned organization, telling me that it would benefit me in many years to come.
I have been loving music ever since I was in elementary school. I learned piano at eight and flute at twelve. I hope I can grow up into a good saxophone player in your team—with so many music lovers around me, I will surely become more creative and enthusiastic.
If my application could be taken into favorable consideration, I would be most grateful. I am looking forward to your early reply. Best regards. Yours sincerely,
Write a letter to apply for a membership in a program in about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Sir,
I have heard that the university will choose 30 students to teach in rural junior high schools for one month. I am very much interested in this program and want to be one of them.
I am a sophomore majoring in English language and literature and I have been a private tutor ever since I finished my College Entrance Examination. I love teaching—whenever I teach, I feel I am making progress together with my students all the time.
Enclosed are my score reports on all relative subjects. I hope that my application will get your favorable consideration. With best regards. Yours sincerely, Li Ming
便 笺 1 结构要点:
便笺也叫做便条，是一种简便的信函，形式简单，可用于询问、道歉、请假、约会、留言、归还东西等很多事由。 Directions 23
Suppose you and two of your friends have decided to go on a selftour to Hangzhou and you want to invite another friend Cathy to join you. Write a note in about 100 words to her. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Cathy,
We have planned a selftour to Hangzhou next Saturday. I wonder if you would like to join us, Sherry, Alice and me.
You know, spring is the season when the scenery around West Lake is the most beautiful and it is very convenient for us to go there for it takes only two hour’s and a half by train or by coach. We are going by the 8∶20 train of Saturday morning and returning on Sunday evening. If you agree to go with us, we plan to book two rooms in the Youth Hostel which cost only 50 yuan a night and from which it’s only 20 minutes’ walk to West Lake.
I’m sure we will have a very good time and find the tour rewarding. Yours, Li Ming
便 笺 2 语言注意点:
Suppose your mother has come to see you and tonight you will sleep in the room she has booked in a hotel near your university. Write a note in about 100 words to inform your roommate Linda of that. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Sample: Dear Linda,
I am afraid that I won’t be in our dormitory tonight because my mother has come here to see me and I plan to sleep in the room she has booked in a nearby hotel. I had wanted to tell you that in person but you are not back yet. So I have to leave this note for you.
My mother has brought me several bags of beef jerky that are a special product of my hometown. I’ve left two of them on your desk. Help yourself and I hope you’ll enjoy them.
Besides I have asked our teacher for a day’s leave. So I won’t be present in tomorrow’s class. Would you do me a favor by handing in my history assignment to the teacher? It is on your desk beneath the beef jerky. Thanks.
Take care of yourself. Yours, Li Ming
通 知 1 结构要点:
Write a notice in about 100 words to inform the students and English teachers of a lecture on Australian studies.
We are very honored to invite Prof. Richard Gilbert from Sydney University to give us a lecture on SinoAustralian relationship in the new millennium. Prof. Gilbert graduated from Australian National University in 1979 and has been teaching Australian studies for more than 20 years. He has become a leading expert in this field and has published several books and numerous papers on such topics as Australian economy, education and foreign policy. His humorous and thoughtprovoking speech will surely benefit all the audience.
The lecture will be given at Yifu Auditorium from 7 to 9 o’clock next Thursday evening. All the teachers and students are welcome to attend this lecture.
English Department August 27, 2005
通 知 2 语言注意点:
Write a notice in about 100 words for the Student Union to inform of a speech contest.
The Student Union has decided to hold a Chinese speech contest to celebrate the coming National Day. The maximum time of each speaker is eight minutes. We will invite seven experts to serve as judges. Every speaker will be judged from three aspects: script, eloquence, and the reaction of the audience. The results will be announced immediately.
All the participants are required to hand in their request form before September 12. The preliminary contest falls on September 18 in the school library. The final contest will be held on September 30 in the cinema of our university.
The Student Union Sept. 2, 2005
Suppose you are the secretary of the Personnel Department of a company and are organizing a farewell party for a colleague who is going to retire. Write a memo in about 100 words to inform your colleagues of the meeting. Do not use your own name, using “Li Ming” instead.
TO: All employees of the Personnel Department
FROM: Li Ming, secretary of the Personnel Department
SUBJECT: Farewell Party for Liu Gang
DATE: Dec. 27, 2005
Our colleague Liu Gang is going to retire next month. His retiring is really a pity to us all as he is such an amiable man who is always ready to help others, such an honest man who has won trust and respect from around him, and such a humorous man who can often add pleasure to our work. We have decided to hold a farewell party for him.
We are going to use the assembly room of our department for the party. I have organized several programs for entertainment, but they are not enough. So if anyone is willing to give performances, please let me know as soon as possible. Besides, our general manager and manager will be present, too.
All the colleagues of the Personnel Department are invited to attend the party which is scheduled on November 4, next Friday and will begin at 7 o’clock in the evening. By the way, all suggestions on the party are welcome.
Write a memo in about 100 words on behalf of the Student Union to call on students to join in the volunteer activities in Xinhua Community.
TO: All students of Shanghai University
FROM: Student Union
SUBJECT: Volunteer activities in Xinhua Community
DATE: Sep. 13, 2005
At the beginning of the new term, we plan to organize a series of volunteer activities in Xinhua Community, which is about 200 meters from our university.
The activities are scheduled on September 18, this Sunday and include doing housework for the disabled or old people who live by themselves, teaching English to children, and publicizing knowledge about healthy diet and about preventing common diseases.
We believe it is a good opportunity to show our love and know more about the society. 100 volunteers are needed. If you are willing and have time to take part in the activities, please come to the office of the Student Union on the third floor of the Administrative Building, where we would ask you to sign your name in a table and tell us what activity you are particularly interested in.
简 历 1 结构要点:
简历是个人经历的书面表达形式，应包含个人信息、教育背景和工作经历。有时还可包含事业目标(objective或career objective)、其他经历(activities)、获奖情况(awards)和特长(special skills)等。
Suppose you are going to graduate from the university. Write a resume in about 100 words to apply for a job. Do not use your own name, using “Li Mei” instead.
Address: Room 602, Dormitory Building 12,
Wuhan, Hubei, 430021
Date of Birth:June 16, 1983
Place of Birth:Zunyi, Guizhou
Telephone:(027) 87273548, 13802347887
Hobbies:painting, reading, Internet surfing, dancing
Objective: To work as a regional sales representative who is responsible for sales activity and coordination
2002 ~ PresentStudying at Wuhan University
Bachelor of Arts in finance
1999 ~ 2002Studying at Zunyi No. 1 High School
1996 ~ 1999Studying at Zunyi No. 7 Junior High School
Work Experience: None
Special Skills and Technical Qualifications:
I am professionally trained in finance and economics.
In addition to Mandarin, I can speak, write and read English fluently.
I had two parttime jobs in Taiping Company and Zhida Company, which helped me gain some sales operation knowledge and sales planning experience.
简 历 2
Suppose you are Tan Wen, English teacher at Taiyuan Institute of Technology. Write a resume in about 100 words to apply for a new job in another city.
Taiyuan Institute of Technology
Taiyuan, Shanxi Province
Telephone: (0351) 6523787
2000 ~ Present
Working as a lecturer of English at Taiyuan Institute of Technology
Teaching undergraduate (nonEnglish majors) intensive reading, extensive reading, listening, writing
Teaching graduate (nonEnglish majors) writing
1997 ~ 2000
Studying at Shanghai Teacher’s University
Master of Arts in American Studies
1993 ~ 1997
Studying at Shanxi University
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature
1990 ~ 1993
Studying at Mianyang Senior High School
1987 ~ 1990
Studying at Mianyang No. 5 Junior High School
Date of Birth: June 27, 1976
Place of Birth: Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Marital Status: Married, without Child