Cue card question
A letter Describe an important letter that you received. You should say: when you received it what the letter was about how you felt about the letter and explain why it was important.
Describe an important letter that you received.
You should say:
when you received it
what the letter was about
how you felt about the letter
and explain why it was important.
Read a model answer
This is not an easy question to answer because I can barely remember the last letter I received I guess that we communicate much more by email nowadays. And even emails are almost a bit old-fashioned. I certainly text people much more – even if it’s quite an important message.
When I received the letter
The one letter I do remember getting is the one with my degree results. It’s quite some time ago now and I can’t remember all the details but I’d just finished at Oxford where I’d been studying classics for 4 years and I was at home applying for jobs. Because I was so worried about finding work I’d almost forgotten about my degree results – I certainly wasn’t worried so long as I got a degree.
What it was about
In fact when I did get the results they were rather disappointing. I had hoped to get a first – the top level – but as it turned out I just did okay and got a second. That was no disgrace as it meant I had performed well enough, but as I was saying I had been hoping for something better.
How I felt
My feelings were slightly mixed. In a strange way I was completely unconcerned as the level of my degree had little or no effect on my future career. But it would have been nice to finish my studies on a high.
Why it was important
The letter was important because it marked the end of academic – educational career. I’d spent over 15 years in permanent education and now I was free of it. A strange feeling.