Example letter response to a Task 1 question seen in Sunderland, UK

Your friend has offered to sell you something.  Write a letter to this friend.  In your letter include:

  • -what the item is
  • -questions requesting details of the item being sold
  • -what price you think is fair

Dear Roger,

I hope this letter finds you in good health.  I am writing regarding the MacBook Pro you have offered to sell to me.  I trust you don’t mind my clarifying a few of the details regarding our pending transaction.

As you mentioned when we last spoke, the computer is in good shape aside from a few minor scratches to the screen.  Can you confirm that these scratches do not interfere with the user’s experience?  Also, I forget to ask you whether this computer is Wi-Fi capable and if the warranty is still valid.  Would you mind getting back to me with this information?

I’ve had a think about the value of the computer, and I would like to share my thoughts with you now.  Assuming that this machine is both Wi-Fi capable and covered by a warranty, I would be willing to offer you $700.  If you can accept this price, I would be happy to come by your home this evening to finalize our exchange.

Looking forward to hearing from you,



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