a) You want to arrange a summer holiday for your family. You've found out about The Exchange Homes Programme. You need to
1 Decide which of the available houses / flats is the most appropriate for your family.
2 Write an email to the owners of the dwelling you've chosen in order to suggest the exchange. Describe the advantages of your flat and ask questions to make sure that their house suits the needs of your family.
a traditional three bedroom cottage a nice garden not far from the coastal line
contact: Mr and Mrs Johns
eight bedroom cottage near the coast
contact: Mr Pearson
a nice and cozy flat in the centre of the city three bedrooms regular buses to the beach nice restaurants nearby
contact: Miss Buckley
You live in a flat not far from the city centre. The flat is quite large: three bedrooms, a big living room and a kitchen. You have all modern I conveniences and there's a very nice view of the city from your balcony. 1 i The weather is fine in summer, there are lots of places to see, that's why | 1 the city is popular with tourists. (Add any details if needed.)
you: prefer independence and don't want to share you room with anyone (twins especially); can sleep on the veranda if it's big enough to put an air bed, and if there are no mosquitoes at night
dad: doesn't care much about a place to stay in as long as everyone is happy
mum: hates chilly bedrooms, will make fuss if there are problems with hot water
twins: six-year-olds, would be ideal to have a separate room for them. Swings, merry-go-rounds somewhere nearby could be very helpful to keep them occupied
granny: sleeps with windows open wide, that's why can't stand noisy streets
b) Present your letter to the whole class. Let the other groups suggest their improvements and corrections.