Writing an Informal Letter
Exam in Mind
Imagine you are spending a holiday at an activity camp. Write a letter to your friend and tell:
- what you are doing there
- which of the activities you like and which ones you don’t like very much
- how you feel about the camp and whether you could recommend it
Diana’s Letter from the Activity Camp
Hi Nastya and Polina,
Thanks for your letter! It is great that you don’t forget about me. You’ve asked me so many questions so I’ll try to answer all of them. I have been staying in the activity camp for two weeks. I really miss you two. Just wait for one week and we will meet again! I really want to call you but there is no connection. But it is really great that once a week we have internet access to write to our friends and parents.
The weather here is great, but this week we had a little rain. As you know, the camp is in the forest, so it isn’t very hot here in any weather. The temperature is comfortable, but nights are really cold. As for the food – it is great. We have 7 meals a day! They include, breakfast, fruit snack, lunch, fruit snack, dinner, supper and a packet of yogurt before going to bed. The menu is different every day and everything is very delicious.
As for activities, we have no time for being bored. Our daily routine is vety busy. We do morning exercises, go to the river or the park every day. In the evening we have different activities such as sports competitions, quizzes, contests and many others. If we are active, we can even get a prize! We also have discos every night! I like everything, and it is hardly to say which activities I dislike. Each of us can take part in these activities, but I prefer to be a spectator.
In general, I can say that the camp is a great one. I even think that the price is too small! Each house has two rooms for four people and two bathrooms. Everything is clean and our houses are tidied up every day. There are many things which are the same every day but it is okay because each day brings some new adventures. I’ve made many new friends here, which is very surprising for me. I miss you, and I think that these weeks would be much funnier if you were here.
Next Friday, we will meet again! I can’t wait to see you. Get ready to my endless stories!
And here is my letter.
I’m writing this letter from the activity camp. It is my fifth day here. As it’s summer, the weather is hot and sunny, and I like it. We have our meals four times a day. The food is healthy and tasty, for example, this morning we had potatoes with vegetable salad.
Here we have different kinds of activities, like art and music, films, sport and IT. As far as I am concerned, I’m crazy about music, so my favourite club is art and music. There we learn how to play different instruments and to sing. We try to use our creativity to make souvenirs from different materials and design new clothes. One more thing I like about the camp, is filming. We are taught about filmmaking and how to be an actor.
Talking about my least favourite activities, they are sport and IT. Every morning we do morning gymnastics and I hate that. I’m not a sporty person and I don’t like such exercising.
This camp is an ideal place to have fun and learn new things. Instructors at the camp are very kind and friendly. I’d recommend you to visit this camp next summer or the better idea to do it together.
How do you spend your summer holidays, are you having fun? Can’t wait to meet you. See you soon. Yours,
Here is my letter:
I have already spent the half of a week’s holiday at an activity camp. The weather is amazing despite that it is autumn now. There is no rain, wind, only warm sun.
I chose the Music Programme when I arrived here. We learn how to dance different kinds of dances. I feel that I became more flexible even after my first lesson. I made a lot of friends from different countries. We decided to make our own show at the closing ceremony. We are preparing for it as for a very important event, because my new friends and I want to show our teachers and other children what we have learned. We have a creative idea to show different national dances. The instructors at my camp will take a video of the show and I will send it to you.
As for accomodation in this camp, we have comfortable rooms. The food is tasty. The instructors are professionals, they know how to work with teenagers. The main negative point for me is that we haven’t got enough time to relax. We must get up early in the morning and we have a very busy schedule. In the evening, we have one free hour. I spend it talking with my family and friends.
All in all, I adore this camp. It is an ideal place, where we have fun, learn new things and improve various skills. I’d recommend you to spend time here. It’s worth it.
Ania is here and this is my variant of the letter.
I hope you’re doing fine. Thank you for the message in Viber. You asked me to tell you about the camp, I’ll do it with pleasure. My dream came true and here I am in the language activity camp. I’m so happy that our instructors are native speakers and I have a chance to practice English all day long. The weather is fine, warm, sunny without any rain. The food is very tasty because our cooks are real experts in Ukrainian cuisine.
This is my third day in the camp and I’m enjoying every moment of staying here. One of the requirements in the camp is to speak English. We can join in different clubs, such as sports club, dancing club, art studio, craft workshop, music group. I am a member of a dancing club and a music group. We are preparing a contemporary dance for the final ceremony. Training is exhausting but fun. I’m crazy about playing the piano and singing English songs. In the afternoon we are busy climbing the hills, windsurfing and swimming. Climbing the hills isn’t my cup of tea.
The camp is fantastic and I may recommend it to everyone who wants to improve English and have fun doing free time activities he or she likes.
See you in some days and be sure I’ll bring you exciting stories and lovely photos.
Hi Diana, this is my variant of the letter from an activity camp.
I’m writing this letter from the activity camp. It’s my fifth day here. The weather is bright but sometimes it’s raining. As for food, it is good. Most of all I like pilaf but I don’t like cutlets and soup. There are different clubs such as music programme, art studio, sports academy, etc.
I like activities proposed by Net Workshop, Music Programme and Sports Academy. At the Net Workshop we learn how to design a web page, try to write a film script and learn about directing films and photography. As for music programme, we learn how to dance classical and Latin American dances. In Sports Academy we play basketball, handball, volleyball and even ride a horse. There are other clubs such as Sea star Camp or camp of young explorers. There aren’t any activities that I don’t like.
I can’t say anything bad about this camp. I made a lot of new friends in this camp and our instructors are friendly and young. I would like to recommend this activity camp, which is near our town, to everyone who likes having active and interesting rest.
What about your holiday? Are you having a great time? I would be grateful if you share.
Drop me a line. Looking forward to your letter.
Hi Diana, this is my variant of the letter from an activity camp.
I’m writing this letter from the activity camp. I will be here for 15 days. The wether is incredible. It is warm and cool breeze blows.
In the activity camp I ride horses, swim in the pool and play sports games every day. Most of all I like horse riding. My least favourite activity is jogging. As for food, it is very tasty here. Our camp is located near the nature reserve. Every day we go for walks and see wild animals. Amost every night we sit by the campfire and tell stories.
I really like this camp. I will recommend it to all my friends. We have very good and friendly camp instructors.