Sunday, September 30, 2012

Informal Letter - Invitation to Kota Tinggi Waterfalls


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From: *** <***>
To: "nuhazyun@yahoo.com" <nuhazyun@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:56 PM
Subject: Hi , teacher .Please check my essay . Thank yoou

C874, BA1/4,
48100 Batu Arang,
Selangor.
                                                                                  

26 May 2012

Dear Uncle Sam,
How are you? I hope you are in the pink of health. My family and I are fine over here.
I am sorry because I didn’t reply your letter earlier. As the exam is just around the corner, I was very busy as a bee preparing for my exam. Don’t worry uncle , I achieved my target and passed the exam with flying colours.  My strenuous effort finally pays off and I’m elated over here.
Dear my beloved uncle, it’s been ages since we went out together. So my family and I have a big plan for us to spend these holidays together. I really want uncle, Aunt Rose , Daniel, Eve, and Lana to join us this fun.  Besides , we must seize this golden opportunity to relax our mind and soul after tiring weekdays. I am pretty sure that Rose, Daniel, and Lana will be ebullient to join us !
After scouring the newspapers for the best holiday destination and a few clicks for information in the Internet , we chose Kota Tinggi Waterfalls. For your information, Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. I saw the images of the waterfall and it really makes my jaw drop. The waterfall is a shady and cool place. If we go there, we will be caressed by cold breeze which will make you feel fresh. This serene waterfall is framed by lush green forest.
We will feel very calm as it is a peaceful  and blissful tropical wonderland. The sounds of birds chirping happily and the sounds of crickets will make you fall in love with the beauty of nature. Unlike the angry birds making noise in the city.
Moreover,  this heavenly waterfall is just 20km from the bustling Johor Bahru town .The mini markets are located just a stone’s throw away from the waterfall. The mini markets sell a variety of souvenirs  , so we can buy some as a rememberance  of  this outing.
In addition, the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls do not compromise visitors on the facilities and comfort although it is in the middle of the jungle. Lana and Daniel will be excited as there is a wonderful playground. We do not have to worry about the hygiene there as it is a very clean and serene waterfall. The waterfalls have really hygienic restrooms. We do not have to bear the nasty smell of diapers full of poops thrown everywhere in the toilet like the last time when we went to another waterfall at Terengganu ! Do you still remember? The incident stands out prominently whenever my mind travels to the past and I still laugh my lungs out remembering it.   
I am very sure that this time it would not be a boring journey.  We will be having a lot of enjoyable and challenging activities there. The most exciting activity is to swim in the crystal blue water which sparkles like stars when the sunlight shines on it. In the night, we will have barbecue party and I can’t wait for it! For adventurous and challenging activity, we can go jungle trekking at the thick forest nearby.  Get ready for the rush of adrenaline and some itchy mosquito bites.  The interesting part is if we are stuck in the middle of the jungle, we have to think out of the box to figure the way out.  Let’s see how good our brain works coping with adversities in the middle of a jungle!
Before I pen off this letter, send my regards to all at home. Don’t forget to share the pictures and brochures that I have attached to this letter with everyone. I hope you give me good decision!
Sincerely,
Venice

My reply:
Hey ***, I've checked your essay. Excellent job!

C874, BA1/4,
48100 Batu Arang,
Selangor.

26 May 2012

    

Dear Uncle Sam,

How are you? I hope you are in the pink of health. My family and I are fine over here.

I am sorry because I didn’t reply your letter earlier. As the exam is just around the corner, I was very busy as a bee preparing for my exam. Don’t worry uncle, I achieved my target and passed the exam with flying colours.  My strenuous effort finally pays off and I’m elated over here. (I don’t understand. You said that the exam is just around the corner. That means, you have not sat for the exam yet. How could you know that you’ve passed with flying colours? Let me rephrase this paragraph)

I am sorry because I didn’t reply your letter earlier. As the exam is just around the corner, I was very busy as a bee preparing for my exam. Don’t worry uncle, I believe that I’ll achieved my target and passed the exam with flying colours.  Please pray that my strenuous effort will pay finally pays off.  If my prayers are answered, and I’m going to be elated over here.

Dear My beloved uncle, it’s been ages since we went out together. So, my family and I have a big plan for us to spend these holidays together. I really want uncle, Aunt Rose, Daniel, Eve, and Lana to join us this fun.  It’s going to be fun. Besides, we must seize this golden opportunity to relax our mind and soul after the tiring weekdays. I am pretty sure that Rose, Daniel, and Lana will be ebullient to join us!

After scouring the newspapers for the best holiday destination and a few clicks for information in on the Internet, we chose Kota Tinggi Waterfalls. For your information, Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is far from the hustle and bustle of the city. I saw the images of the waterfall and it really makes made my jaw drop. The waterfall is a shady and cool place. If we go there, we will be caressed by the cold breeze which will make you feel fresh. This serene waterfall is framed by the lush green forest.

We will feel very calm as it is a peaceful and blissful tropical wonderland. The sounds of birds chirping happily and the sounds of crickets will make you fall in love with the beauty of nature. Unlike the angry birds making noise in the city. (This sentence doesn’t sound right.) Unlike the city, there are many angry birds making noise.

Moreover,  this heavenly waterfall is just 20km from the bustling Johor Bahru town .The mini markets are located just a stone’s throw away from the waterfall. The mini markets sell a variety of souvenirs, so we can buy some as a rememberance remembrance of this outing.

In addition, the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls do not compromise visitors on the facilities and comfort although it is in the middle of the jungle. Lana and Daniel will be excited as there is a wonderful playground. We do not have to worry about the hygiene there as it is a very clean and the waterfall is serene waterfall. The waterfalls have has really hygienic restrooms. We do not have to bear the nasty smell of diapers full of poops thrown everywhere in the toilet like the last time when we went to another waterfall at in Terengganu! Do you still remember? The incident stands out prominently whenever my mind travels to the past and I still laugh my lungs out remembering it.  

I am very sure that this time it would not be a boring journey.  We will be having a lot of enjoyable and challenging activities there. The most exciting activity is to swim in the crystal blue water which sparkles like stars when the sunlight shines on it. In the At night, we will have a barbecue party and I can’t wait for it! For adventurous and challenging activity, we can go jungle trekking at in the thick forest nearby.  Get ready for the rush of adrenaline and some itchy mosquito bites.  The interesting part is if we are stuck in the middle of the jungle, we have to think out of the box to figure the way out.  Let’s see how good our brain works coping with adversities in the middle of a jungle!

Before I pen off this letter, send my regards to all at home. Don’t forget to share the pictures and brochures that I have attached to this letter with everyone. I hope you give me will come to a good decision!

Sincerely,
Venice 

[Marks: A – 21]

Interesting words/expressions:
1. in the pink
2. just around the corner
3. busy as a bee
4. pass the exam with flying colours
5. strenuous effort
6. elated
7. seize this golden opportunity to relax our mind and soul
8. ebullient
9. scouring
10. the hustle and bustle of the city
11. jaw drop
12. caressed by the cold breeze
13. This serene waterfall is framed by the lush green forest.
14. ..blissful tropical wonderland.
15. The sounds of birds chirping happily
16. this heavenly waterfall is just 20km from the bustling Johor Bahru town
17. a stone’s throw away
18. remembrance
19. ..do not compromise visitors on the facilities and comfort
20. hygienic
21. to bear the nasty smell
22. The incident stands out prominently whenever my mind travels to the past
23. ..laugh my lungs out remembering it.  
24. to swim in the crystal blue water which sparkles like stars when the sunlight shines on it.
25. ..the rush of adrenaline
26. to think out of the box
27. ..coping with adversities in the middle of a jungle

References:
1. A S Hornby, Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Fifth Edition (1998), Oxford University Press
                                                                                                                                                

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