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From: Simona Reggia
To: City Language School
Subject: Courses in August

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have seen your website and I would like to know more about your English courses.

I am interested in taking a two-week course in August. Are there any places available, and what are the start dates?

Also, do you have any accommodation for those dates?

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Simona


From: Susan Colworth, City Language School
To: Simona Reggia
Subject: Re: Courses in August
Attachment: accommodation_info.pdf

Dear Simona,

Thank you for your interest in our courses.

Courses

  • Yes, we have places on all our August courses.
  • Start dates are 7, 14 and 21 August (Mondays).

Accommodation

  • Yes, we have rooms for students near the school. I am attaching some more information, photos and the prices.

Which course would you like, and which start date? If you would like accommodation, please let me know soon, as it is very popular.

Feel free to email me with any other questions.

Regards,

Susan Colworth
Course Administrator
City Language School

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Comments

Yes. I would like to study in UK because I want to learn English there. In recent years, American English has been regarded as the mainstream, and it has been taught in Japanese school education, and many people mistakenly think that English was born in the United States. However, English was originally born in England. I think that learning English in the country in which it was born can help you learn more about the origin of the language, and thus improve your understanding of English. In addition to that, I like soccer very much. My favorite team is Liverpool FC, watching a Liverpool FC match locally is one of my childhood dreams. Additionally, it is said that the Premier League is currently the highest league in the world, and soccer fans around the world want to watch the game at least once. Because of these things, I would like to study in the UK.

Yes. I want to study in the UK. Because the intonation of English is very beautiful in the UK. I learned American English intonation in middle and high school. But I've always been fascinated by British intonation and wanted to learn it too. I've been to New Zealand. New Zealand is a British-speaking country, so we have the same pronunciation. I was in high school at the time, and I was feeling a little uncomfortable with the pronunciation. It wasn't very strange, but it was not a word I had heard before and it took me a while to understand it. After I got used to it, I realized that British English is a beautiful language, and I started to be attracted to it. I won't have the chance to go to New Zealand again, but my current university program includes a short-term study abroad program where students study abroad for three months at a pre-determined location. One of them was to study abroad in Ireland. I decided to study abroad in Ireland because I thought it would be a great opportunity for me. I heard that Ireland is a very historic city and is known as a very friendly city in the UK. However, I heard that they have an accent. It might not be a good lesson in intonation, but beautiful pronunciation is not the only way to learn English. So I feel that this study abroad program in Ireland is a good opportunity to get to know the local English pronunciation.

Yes. I am planning to study my Master's Degree in the UK

I'm really looking forward to study in the UK, especially at University of Surrey. I've been practicing my English to take IELTS Tests and some scholarship test. Please wish me luck.

Yes having my opportunity to study in the UK, is my biggest dream.
I had it since I finished high school, but I couldn't afford to move to London to do my Bachelor's.
Now that i finished my master, i hope to save some money by doing a second job, in order to go in London for my Ph.D. The UK is providing one of the best education in world, and excellent labor for qualified people. I hope it to doesn't stay only a dream.

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Dear Simona

I have seen your website and I would like to know more about your English courses.
I'm interested to attend an English course for two months during the summer, in July and August.
Do you offer courses during these months and do you have an available places for two people?
What are the starts dates?
Could you tell me about the price per month, and do you offer any discount if we come as group from 5 people.

Also I'm interested in accommodation? I heard that you provide also accommodation at a reasonable price. Could you send me more information about it relate to price and what is included in the price? I would like to book in advance, but im looking to have it with two meals.
Dear Rona
Thank you for being interested in our summer school.
Yes we have free place for those months.
The start dates are from 1s and 15th August, you can choose which suits you.
The regulat price is 100 per month, but if will come as group from 5 people i will make you a discount in total price for 20%, that mean you have to pay just 160 per two month.

We provide accomodation, near campus with all facilities needed.
The monthly price is 200 included two meals, but you have to share kitchen and bath with other girls.

Im attaching more photos, and other detail information about the acoomodation.
Please leave me know if you want to book acoomodation, because we have just few place available.

I think,
Please let me know instead 'Please leave me know'.

I don't think studying in the UK is the option for me but I badly want to visit that country with all your history, architecture, literature and of course Premier League. I'm a huge fan of this stuff and a trip to England is my dream.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have seen your website and I would like to know more about your Photoshop courses.

I am interested in taking a one month course in July. Are there any places available, and what are the start dates?

Also, do you have any accommodation for those dates?

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Selin

It would be my pleasure to study in UK not only that but also it is a chance for me to practice English with fluent people.
Also I can identify one of the greatest culture in the world.

Yes, absolutely. The UK is a modern and beautiful country where I and many other students wish we have an opportunity to go abroad to learn. I try my best to improve the English language to make my abroad studying dream come true.
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I have read your English course via the website. This course is helpful and suitable for me. I would like to know more information about your English program.
I am interested in taking three months course which begins in July. I need to improve my speaking and writing skills. Would you have any class reasonable for me? I am foreigner, so do you have any advantage accommodation for studying?
Hope you give me information soon
Thank you in advance

Best regards,
Bella
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Dear Bella,

Thank you for your interest in our English course.
I would like to give you more information about your question. If you need the details, please find the attached. I would like to summary some highlights:
- English courses:
+ We open 2 courses that focus on speaking and writing skills in July. One starts on 2nd Jul and the other on 15th Jul.
+ You need to take a beginning test to evaluate your level. We will arrange for you in a suitable class.
- Accommodation: we have two options
+ The dormitory near the school: a single room or sharing room. The price for each room as the attached file
+ The apartment near the school: more convenient with full furniture.
Please let me know which course and accommodation you choose.
If you need any other concerns, please feel free to email us.
Hope you have a nice weekend

Thanks and best regards,
Lucy

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