C1: Advanced: Register

Formal to Informal Language

For questions 1-13 read the following guidelines about visits to places of historical interest. Use the information in the guidelines to complete the numbered gaps in the memo to teachers which follows. Use no more than two words for each gap. The words you need do not occur in the guidelines.

Admissions policy and other information

Thank you for your interest in bringing your students on an educational excursion to one of our historic properties. Please read the following information carefully before completing the application form.
1. Free admission is granted to educational establishments providing that it can be shown they are not commercial organisations. Language schools do not qualify for the free permit but we are glad to offer a 20% discount for groups of 15 or more students, with free admission for the accompanying group leader.
2. Excursions must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. Upon confirmation of your booking we will give you an arrival time. If for any reason you are unavoidably detained please telephone the office as soon as possible. Otherwise it may not be possible to admit your group.
3. Some of the sites are unstaffed during lunchtimes. If you are having lunch off-site please remember to retain entry tickets as proof of payment/re-entry.
4. Historical sites, whilst of educational value, can be dangerous. Young people under the age of 16 must be closely supervised at all times.
5. Please complete the application form overleaf and send it to arrive at least 14 days before the proposed excursion.


Formal to Informal

To: Liz (Team Leader)
Re: Hawthorne Castle