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B Look at the letter and answer the questions.
1. How many addresses are there on a formal letter and where are they written?
2. Does Natasha know the name of the person she is writing to? How do you know?
3. What else should be enclosed in the envelope with the letter?
7c Formal phrases contain ‘set phrases’. Look at phrases a-f. Match them to their functions 1-6.
7d Natasha received the price information and a letter from a lady called Mrs Saunders. She decided to book the boat for her friend’s 16th birthday. Complete her letter using some of the phrases above.
7e Look at this example from the letter:
I would be grateful if you could send me some more details.
This is a polite way of re-phrasing the question: Can you send me some more details?
We need to change the word order when we introduce a question with expressions like: Could you tell me …
Please let me know …
I would be grateful if you could let me know …
The changes are the same as with reporting questions, and we either repeat the question word or use whether.
1a What do you know about the United Nations (the UN)? Answer these questions with a partner.
1 When was the UN founded?
2 How many countries are now UN members?
3 Where is the UN headquarters?
4 Where is the current Secretary General from?
5 Which of these activities is the UN not involved with?
· Aid and peace keeping
· Religious education
· International justice
· Children’s rights
· Economic development
1b Listen and check your knowledge. Track 15.
1c Read this entry from an encyclopaedia. What is its main subject?
1 the work of the United Nations
2 celebrities who work for the Secretary General
3 the Secretary General and his/her department
THE UNITED NATIONS is an organisation that works in many different areas. In order to carry out its work, the UN has a large department of international civil servants (the Secretariat). The head of this UN department is the Secretary General and there are about 9,000 other staff members. The Secretary General is responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the UN and its many projects.
As well as these work responsibilities, the Secretary General is a symbol or face of the UN. He or she is also a spokesperson for the people of the world and can ask the UN to help with difficult situations in the world.
The Secretary General also chooses the Messengers of Peace. These people publicise the work of the UN and they are chosen from the fields of arts, literature and sports. Messengers of Peace have included Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer) and Muhammad Ali (boxer).
1d Are these statements true (T) or false (F), or does the text not say (DS)?
1 The UN helps protect endangered animals.
2 The Secretariat manages the UN’s daily business.
3 The Secretary General is very well paid.
4 The Secretary General can request that the UN solves a problem.
5 The countries in the United Nations select the Messengers of Peace.
6 The Messengers of Peace tell the world about the UN’s work.
7 Politicians can become Messengers of Peace.
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