|You have 20 min to do this task.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend Mark, who writes:
| ...Guess what! All my friends are going to 'Waterland' next week and I can't swim! What shall I do? If I go with my friends, they will be teasing me all the time. I have wanted to learn to swim for a long time but I feel embarrassed to start learning at my age. What would you advise me to do? Is it difficult to learn how to swim? How many lessons will I need?
Well, I'd better go now as my mum's calling me for dinner.
Write back to Mark. In your letter:
December 7th, 2014
I was really happy to get your letter! Sorry, I have not written for so long. I’ve been too busy lately.
Well, I don’t remember how I learned to swim. I was too little. My parents have taken me to the Black Sea since I was a year old. So I learned it naturally. One of my friends told me that he took a few swimming lessons before he started swimming quite well. Actually, I think that a lot of things depend on your instructor. If I were you, I would take a few lessons and see how it goes. I think you can handle it fast.
Btw, what's your favorite sport? Do you do it regularly? Does it take you a lot of time?
I've got to run now! I have to take my little brother from school.
Take care and keep in touch!