Monday, November 18, 2013

Roomates' troubles

Dear Troubled Roomate,

I completely understand how you feel about your roommates who are very sloppy and noisy. It's not easy for you to find the time you need to study or to relax and you also have to do all the household chores. I had the same problem with you before, (comma) so I'd like to help you with it.

First of all, (comma) you have to discuss with your roommates about that. Maybe they don't understand how you feel and how much work you have to do every day, (comma) so give them a taste of what you have to do. Secondly, if I were you, I would suggest them to dividing/ sharing the week's chores so that everyone could have the time to do whatever they want (he or she wants) and then everyone would be happy.

Also, (comma) there are some special places in which you are able to go and play music as much long and as loud as you want. These studios are designed for bands or for groups,with all the necessary equipment. Therefore, your friends could play any time of the day and you will be able to have the time you need to study for your exams.

I'm sure that if you find the right time and talk to them about your problems calmly and reasonably, they'll be convinced that that's the best solution for everyone (full stop). That could be a (good) step forward for your relationship, because as you said they are a great company, after all. I hope I've helped you and I wish that you won't have to leave home and search for other roommates.

Best Wishes,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ECCE Speaking test: Stage 2

Could you tell me what the options are?

Of course. You could live in a house, some miles away from the university, or you could live in the dormitory in the university's facilities.

What about the advantages of each option?

Well, if you chose to live in a house you would have more privacy and you could also save some money because living in a house costs only 150 dollars. Additionally, you would have someone to cook for you as well and to do all the chores of the house. If you chose the dormitory, you would live with a roomate and you would also be more confortable because the dormitory contains shops,cafes and restaurants.You will also get to know other students and be closer to the lecture hall.

Can you tell me the disadvantages of each option?

Well, if you are going to live in a house you should take the bus to go to your class and you are also away from your friends.If you chose to live in the dormitory, then you should pay 800 dollars per month.Additionally, you won't have homemade food and you should also do all the chores.

I'd probably choose to live in the dormitory because I could have a roomate and all the university's facilities are very close. I could also be with my friends every time I want and finally I could learn how to cook.

Why don't you choose the other option? Explain briefly.
Sum up in a concluding sentence.