You have 20 min to do this task.
This is part of a letter from Pamela, your English pen friend:
... Christmas is coming but, frankly speaking, I am tired of celebrating it in a swimming suit (you know, here in Australia it's hot on Christmas). Once I found a video about Russian winter in the Internet. I wish I could have such white Christmas!
In what way do you celebrate Christmas and New Year in Russia? Is it possible to stay outdoors at night while celebrating? Do you always have so much snow?
Write a letter and answer his 3 questions.
Write 100 – 200 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.
You letter has come at the time of 'hot' preparations for Christmas and New Year.
I think that getting ready for these great holidays as well as the feeling of expectation are part of fun. Imagine crazy shopping, hunting for the most unusual holiday recipes, finding the place for celebrations, etc... Much snow is simply necessary. Then it's fine to celebrate outdoors and have winter entertainments: playing snowballs, making a snowman, sliding, horse riding and what not. Fortunately, white Christmas is a common thing for the place I live in. Sorry for such a short letter. I'm going — guess, where? Of course, shopping. Write back.