Writing the Letter of Advice

Let’s revise how to write an informal letter giving advice to your friend.

Exam in Mind

level B1/B2

Imagine that a friend of yours sent you a letter asking for advice as he/she and his/her parents disagree about what university he/she should study at. Write a letter giving your friend some advice.

Hello there! I’m Dima and this is my letter of giving advice to my friend concerning the choice of university and relationship with parents.

Dear Ivan,

Thank you for your letter. I understand that you might be feeling anxious about the situation with your parents and choosing a university. It is a big problem for you, but don’t worry and try to remain calm.

It would be a good idea to speak with your parents and understand their opinion. You don’t have to choose the university that was selected by your parents, but you should still consider their opinion. If I were in your position, I would consider their suggestions while also looking for other options. If everything seems fine, I would prefer to attend the university that I wanted. You could also take advice from other people, look at some statistics, and read feedback from university ranking sites.

Remember that ultimately, you must listen to yourself and make the final decision. No one knows better than you which university will be best for you.

I hope that my advice will be helpful to you, and I am confident that you will be able to resolve this situation with your parents in a positive way.

Best wishes,