Let’s have practice in writing an informal letter.
I suggest writing an informal letter Skiing in the Carpathians. Revise some facts about the geographical postition of Ukraine and Ukrainian climate. It would be of great help to brush up how to write an informal letter, a letter to a friend.
Exam in Mind Level B1
You have received a letter from an English friend.
I’m going to your country to go skiing, but I have never been there before. When is the best time to come? What should I bring with me? Are there places to stay in the mountains?
What should I do about food? Should I bring something with me? Do I need skis? Can I get them there?
Maybe we could meet somewhere in the mountains?
Write your friend a letter in response. Include the following points:
- Tell your friend when and where to go.
- List the things he should bring with him.
- Advise him on how to get the equipment he needs.
- Recommend the places he can stay and eat at.
I am very excited that you are coming to Ukraine. I like skiing too and it is one of my favourite winter activities. We’ve got great skiing resorts in the Carpathians in the western part of our country. The Carpathians are not very high because they are old mountains. They are covered with forests and the views are spectacular.
The best time for skiing is January and February when the weather is frosty and snowy but you have to listen to weather forecasts regularly and beware of avalanche.
Don’t forget to bring warm clothes, such as sweaters, jumpers, gloves, woolen socks and a hat. It would be great if your coat, pants and gloves are waterproof.
You shouldn’t worry about skiing equipment because there are lots of places where you can rent it. As for food you can find a lot of inexpensive cozy restaurants where you can try dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. And don’t forget your camera. I am sure you will take stunning shots of Ukrainian nature.
I think it’s a great idea to meet in the mountains. Tell me the exact date of your arrival and I’ll join you.
Keep in touch,
It’s good that your liked your trip and there were no accidents. I want to visit the Carpathians too and see beautiful views. I can’t ski and I’ve never tried it. Maybe one day I will visit the Carpathians.
Hi, I’m Bogdan and this is my letter to a friend.
I’m so glad to receive your email. In Ukraine we have a great mountain resort in the Carpathians. The best time to visit it is winter. Now, there’s a lot of snow there and nature looks fantastic. Mountains are covered with snow making breathtaking views. This weekend I’m going to visit the Carpathians with my friend for a week, so we can meet right there.
I strongly recommend you to take warm clothes, such as gloves, boots, warm sport jacket, warm socks and warm sport trousers. Also, you can take your camera to take photos. It’s important to take enough money with you, because I think we’ll reserve a room in a hotel and rent some ski equipment.
We are going to stay at a beautiful hotel. At our disposal there will be three bedrooms, a jacuzzi, and a large TV set in the living room. There is a swimming pool as well. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes with a wide variety of dishes, so you’ll have a chance to try Ukraine cuisine.
As for the equipment, such as skis, snowboards, helmets, we will rent them at a rental shop for the whole day.
Text back if you have some more questions.
I hope you are fine. Can’t wait to meet you. I’m sure, we’ll have a great holiday.
Here is my letter to a friend about skiing in the Carpathians
It is really a good idea to go skiing, especially in Ukraine. My country is rich in interesting, beautiful places, and lots of tourist attractions. Ukraine is washed by two seas, and many people go there for summer vacation. There is a ski resort in Bukovel in the west of Ukraine. I’d recommend you to go skiing in Bukovel, because many people who I know enjoyed winter vacation there. Don’t forget to take your smartphone with you to keep in touch with family and friends! I’m sure, you’ll take many photos and share them with your friends. Also, I’d recommend you to buy an adapter, because power plugs in Ukraine and England are different.
Of course, the best time for skiing is winter, when it is snowy, cold, and frosty. You need to take warm clothes, and special coat and pants for skiing. If you have your own ski equipment, you can take it, but you can rent all the equipment there. It is not cheap, but it is more comfortable than taking lots of luggage.
There are many hotels in Bukovel. You can choose the best price, that you can afford. In some hotels buffet is included to the price, but if you choose something cheaper, there are many restaurants, where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Near Bukovel there are many villages for tourists, where you can rent a cottage or a room for a very reasonable price. I was in Mykulychyn, near Yaremche, which is very popular with skiers.
I wish you a safe trip to Ukraine, and have fun in Bukovel! If I have some days off, I’ll join you.
Hi, I’m Veronika and here is my letter.
How are you? I received your letter and will be happy to help you. It seems to me that the best place for skiing is the Carpathian Mountains. It is best to go there in winter when there is a lot of snow. Therefore, you need to take warm clothes and sportswear. There are many cities, towns and villages in the Carpathian mountains so you do not need to worry about accomodation. Since there are cities, you can buy food in stores. You also do not need to take skis with you, you can rent them there. I would also like to go skiing so we can meet there.
Here is my letter to a friend about skiing
Шt is really a good idea to go skiing, especially in Ukraine. My country is rich in interesting, beautiful places, and lots of tourist attractions. In a month we will go to Vodyanyky and we would like you to join us.
It will be quite cold so bring warm clothes such as gloves, boots, a warm sport jacket, warm socks and warm sport trousers.
We are going to stay in a small but beautiful hotel.In the intervals between skiing, you can warm up and drink hot tea, taste delicious Ukrainian dishes in the the cafe “Kolyba”.
You shouldn’t worry about skiing equipment because there is a place where you can rent it. We can go skiing or snowboarding all day. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to ski or snowboard because there are instructors who will be eager to teach you.
Be sure to bring good mood and a camera.
I hope to see you soon,