Friday, 10 October 2014

Greetings from my hometown

Write an email to an English friend about your hometown. You might use the following plan:
  • Opening remarks (Hi! How's everything going?)
  • Location/Sights to see/Description
  • Entertainment
  • Closing remarks (Why don't you come and stay with me?)
Dear Lisa,
Hi! How is it in Leeds? You've asked me about Kikinda, so I'll write you a few things.
Kikinda is a small town in Serbia. It's in Vojvodina, in the north of Banat. It's very interesting that Kikinda is the biggest home of long-eared owls on the planet! Another amazing thing is that archaeologists found the skeleton of a mammoth in Toza Marković factory in 1996. People called it Kika and you can see it in the National Museum of Kikinda. You can also visit a dry mill, Suvača, one of two preserved in Europe. It's also pleasant to walk around Old Lake, the artificial lake in Kikinda.
Kikinda has got a theatre, a pool and lots of clubs. The people are helpful and friendly and they like the peace and quiet of Kikinda.
I hope you will come to Kikinda next year. Write me about your city!

Tijana Varađanin, VII2

Dear Aleksandra,
Hi! How's everything going? Thanks for your email and the beautiful pictures of your place.
Kikinda is a lovely place in Serbia. There are many shops, boutiques, schools, cafes and clubs. Pumpkin Days is a local event held every year in October. People compete to see whose pumpkin is the largest and longest. The museum is also one of very interesting places for children and adults. Every year we celebrate Kika's birthday. Kika's skeleton was found in a tile factory called Toza Marković in 1996. We also have the National and the Children's Theatre called Lane. Every weekend we have a different performance. 
The people are very friendly and helpful. Kikinda is a peaceful and quiet town, but I don't mind. I don't love heavy traffic. 
There are a lot of things to do here. We often have birthdays and then go to a playground or cafe. 
Kikinda is a very interesting place where you can see all sorts of things. I hope you'll like it. 
Best wishes!
Write back soon!

Ivana Varađanin, VII2

Dear Isabel,
Hi! How are you? Thanks for your email. Your town sounds wonderful. It is so interesting!
My place is a little town in Serbia called Kikinda. It isn't as big as Madrid and it isn't so modern, but it is still a beautiful place to live. There are a lot of things to do here. You can visit a museum, go jogging in Big park or play tennis on one of the courts.
Lots of people visit Kikinda because of the owls. My town has the most owls in the world! 
Near the park, there is a little lake where you can walk your dog and breathe fresh air. 
There are a lot of festivals, like the Pumpkin Days.
Kikinda isn't noisy. It is a really quiet town.
I hope you will come soon.

Anja Vučić, VII2

Dear Alexander,
Hello! How's everything going in Russia? Thanks for your e-mail and the lovely pictures of Peterhof and Hermitage.
Kikinda is a quiet place in a region called Vojvodina. There are a lot of lovely things here, like the Town Museum, Suvača or Terra. 
In the Town Museum you can see animals, antiquities and clothes from the Banat culture. The building was constructed in 1839. 
Suvača is a dry horse-powered mill where flour was made. The only two such mills that are left are the one in in Kikinda and one in Hungary.
There aren't many festivals here, except the Pumpkin Days. 
You can go to local restaurants and eat delicious food.
Hey, why don't you come to Serbia for a few days or more? 
Anyway, I'll finish now. Write back soon!

Marko Dejanović, VII4

Dear Milana,
Hi! How are you? Thanks for your e-mail! I really like the photos of your place.
Kikinda is a beautiful place in the north-east of Vojvodina. There are a lot of interesting sights to visit, such as the Old Pond, Town Park, Sports Centre, Terra Art Gallery or the Museum. The town centre is really beautiful. I love it! There are two beautiful old churches. There are also a lot of shops in the centre. I love going shopping!
The people I know are very friendly and helpful, so you can never get lost in Kikinda. That's what I really like about it. You can easily get around on your bicycle or in a car.
Kikinda is a quiet town. You can often hear birds singing. At night you can hear owls hooting. The owls that live on the town square are unique. Numerous tourists come to see them.
Of you get hungry, I will take you to a very good restaurant. It's called Bella Villa. the food is so delicious there!
Please, come to Kikinda! I will take you everywhere.
Write back soon!

Emilija Mijandžić, VII4

Hi, Jane,
How are you? Thanks for your e-mail and the beautiful pictures of your place. 
Kikinda is my birthplace. It is located in Vojvodina, actually in Banat. Kikinda is a small place, but very interesting. 
There are a lot of landmarks to see here, such as the National Museum, where the bones of a mammoth called Kika are kept. The museum also organises numerous exhibitions, which attract a lot of people.
In addition to the museum, there is an old dry mill called Suvača, worth exploring. Many years ago Suvača was useful to people and now it is the famous landmark of my town.
The Pumpkin Days are held annually in Kikinda. During these days, Kikinda is beautiful. Even the people from our neighbouring states come then. 
In the centre of my town there is a large Town Hall, churches and numerous  beautiful buildings that adorn the square.
The people are very friendly. 
There are other things that I could say about my hometown, but it would be better to visit it in person.
Kiss, kiss,

Jelena Novaković, VII4

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