Have practice in writing an informal letter My Stay in the USA 

You are a teacher of English takin a course in American Studies in Boulder, Colorado. You have decided to write a letter to your friend Vlasta about your stay in the USA.

Write about:

  • campus facilities
  • new friends and teachers; atmosphere
  • preparations for the course.

Dear Vlasta,

How are you? Sorry I haven’t written for so long, but I’ve been busy settling in and getting ready for my studies. Anyway, things are a bit calmer now and I can spare some time to write you a letter.

Boulder is really a nice place and campus is magnificent. Lots of old buildings, colleges, dorms, an enormous library, many well-equippedt computer rooms and a big swimming pool. You’d adore the architechture. The university bookshop is out of this world. Sometimes I get a feeling I could spend the rest of my life and money there.

I think I’ll enjoy the next six weeks of my studies here. I’m sharing a room with a colleague from Poland. She comes from a small town near Warsaw. She is a teacher and a teacher trainer. During the past week we’ve become good friends. We are buying books and other necessary things. We’ve also met our teachers. They seem like nice people. The staff organised a big party yesterday. We all felt really welcomed. No homesickness so far.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll write more when the courses start. How are things at home? Regards to all our friends.

Please write soon.

Lots of love,


It’s Interesting to Know

Boulder is the most populous municipality of Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city of Boulder is in Boulder Valley where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. The city is 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Denver.

The population of the City of Boulder is about 98,000 people. Boulder is known for its association with American frontier history and for being the home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest university. The city frequently receives high rankings in art, health, well-being, quality of life, and education.

The University of Colorado Boulder (commonly referred to as CUCU Boulder) is a public research university. It  was founded in 1876.

CU Boulder’s distinctive architecture style, known as Tuscan Vernacular Revival, was designed by architect Charles Klauder. CU Boulder is recognized as one of the most beautiful and environmentally conscious college campuses in the United States. Set against a prominent mountain backdrop, its buildings are universally admired for their uniform style of sandstone walls, red tile roofs, limestone trim and black wrought iron accents – all in a romantic Italianate style.

In 2015, the university comprised nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled almost 17,000 students. Twelve Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 20 astronauts have been affiliated with CU Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history.

Norlin Library was the last building to be designed by Klauder. There are two inscriptions on the western face of the building. The larger inscription reads “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child,” based on a Cicero quotation, while the smaller inscription on the marble just over the door reads “Enter here the timeless fellowship of the human spirit.”