Thursday, October 14, 2004

Fellow Comrades

Have to publish this assignment given to me by one of my Grade 9 English students today. We’ve been doing formal letter writing in class, and they were asked to write a brief letter of complaint about a subject of their choice, after we’d done a couple of model complaint letters in class. And, as you’ll no doubt pick up from this assignment, I’ve also recently introduced them to the thesaurus, in the hope that they might expand their vocabulary when writing…

Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: Blinking of Power

As a valued customer I am writing on behalf of my fellow comrades, we have a gripe about your abysmal service and it has come to our attention. We would be appreciative if you could resolve the situation.

We implore for the lights to be renovated in June and no workmen came until last term. Furthermore they have fixed the light but its blinking.

Could you please take this into consideration and patch up the light. We trust you that the work will be done by the end of this week.

Thank you in anticipation of your quick response

Yours sincerely,

Can you pick which bits are thesaurus, which bits are Ms Conolly, and which bits are Rose? Hmmm


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