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You have received the following letter from your English-speaking friend:
|...We're doing a project this month at school on eating habits and customs around the world. Will you be able to help me by telling me what the traditional meals are in your country, what people typically eat and at what time of day?
Thanks very much!
Write a letter to your friend giving her the information she needs (around 140-190 words).
Read Magda's answer to this question below. Try correcting the piece of writing yourself first: use the marking codes to think about what might be wrong (or what's good) about the piece of work. Then when you're ready, click the green buttons in the text for our feedback.
Dear AlisonI was very happy to hear from you. I will be glad to help you with your project, and I hope that I can give you some details you could use. Gd
We usually don't WO
Between 7 and 8 pm most Polish families have their supper P
Good luck with your project! Gd
This is a very informative answer, Magda. You give your friend a good picture of the eating habits of Polish people (menu, times, etc). The letter is nicely organised and I like the way you achieve a friendly tone at the beginning and end - just right for an informal letter.
The (few) language errors are not serious ones and your grammatical control is very good, particularly in your appropriate use of the present simple tense for describing (eating) habits.
/\ Word(s) missing
- Omit word
PE Poorly expressed
SS Sentence Structure
WF Wrong form
WO Word order
WT Wrong tense
WW Wrong word