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WRITING UNIT 6

PART 1
Fill in the form (3 minutes)

CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN COURSE - REGISTRATION FORM


Juan Antonio Morales
Username
03rd July 1990
Date of Birth (day month year)

Malaga
City / Town / Village
Spanish
[First language]

1. I like it.

[Reasons for studying German]


2. I need it for my job.

3. Interesting.

PART 2
You have enrolled in the ‘Conversational German Course’. Fill in the form with
complete sentences. Use 20-30 words. You have 7 minutes.

NEW STUDENT FORM


Please tell us the days and times you can come, as well as topics you would like to
discuss.

Hello, my name is Juan. I would like to have classes on Wednesdays and Fridays in the
morning from 9 to 11 am and Thursdays for the disccuss. Commented [1]: discussion

PART 3
You are a new student in the ‘Conversational German Course’ and you are in the chat
room. You are talking to Heather, an old student in this course. Talk to her using
complete sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes.

Heather: Hello! Are you a new student? I started three months ago because I want to
go to work in Germany. Why are you studying German?

You: Hello Heather. Nice to meet you. I have decided to learn Germany because I need
to get the certificate to get into university. However, I don’t really like learning this
language. I would prefer study English. Commented [2]: to study English

Heather: What do you think about the course?

You: On the one hand, I believe that the course is too well because the teacher
teaches very well and we are three people in the class but on the other hand I think
teacher isn’t natives. Commented [3]: the teacher isn't native

Heather: How do you feel about the fact that none of our teachers is native?

You: I would feel happy because the teacher who isn’t native can explain me the
things I don’t understand in Spanish. However, I would like have a native teacher too. Commented [4]: to have

It would be the perfect combination and I would feel very happy.

PART 4

You are studying German in the ‘Conversational German Course’. After your last lesson
you saw the notice below:
Dear students,

We are sorry to inform you that from next week we need to change the time of the
lessons: now they will be held every Thursday and Friday from 15.00 to 18.00.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email us at


studentsupport@german.com

Write an e-mail to a fellow-student explaining what has happened. Write your feelings
about the message you received and suggest possible alternatives. Write about 50
words. You have 10 minutes.

Hello Sara,
What do you think about the change the time of the course class that I am doing in
German?? I can’t believe they are going to change the time of the lessons every
Thursday and Friday. If you ask me, they should offer me more hours of course if they Commented [5]: ???

plan to change the time of the lessons. I just signing up and already a change the time Commented [6]: I've just signed

of the lesson. Commented [7]: in order to

Now, write an email to the language school management, showing your disagreement
with the situation and asking for solutions and compensations. Write about 120-150
words. You have 20 minutes.

Dear Sir or Madam


I am writing in relation with the previous e-mail and I want to show you my
disagreement about the change the time of the course class that I am doing in German
to take effect from next week.

I have been studying with you for two weeks and I feel It is unacceptable change the
time of the lessons so soon after signing up.

I would like to suggest several alternatives:


1. First of all, I believe that If you have to change the time of the lessons, you
should give me a discount on my next bill.
2. Secondly, If you do not want to give me a discount on my next bill, you would Commented [8]: could/should

offer one day a week free class. Commented [9]: a free class one day

I look to forward hearing back from you If my recommendation are acceptable if not, I Commented [10]: loook forward to

will look at other German course offers. Commented [11]: is

Thank you for your attention.

Yours faithfully.

Juan