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Writing a letter on particular topic
When you rite a letter on a particular topic, use a different paragraph to descri!e each point that you ant to "a#e.

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Dear All, I hope you are all well and that you appreciate a friendly letter from one of your predecessors. One hundred years have passed since I wrote this letter. I’m just getting in contact to see how you are all getting on. I expect there will be uite a lot of people in the world by now and you will all be living on top of each other in s!yscrapers. I hope it’s not too noisy and you still have some green space for a game of football or sunbathing. I hope that by now humanity will have solved some of the environmental problems which my generation helped to cause. I’m sorry that I didn’t do more to help when I had the chance. Are there still polar bears on the planet" Or do you only !now about them from old documentaries" If you still have television, I hope that the programmes will have improved considerably compared to my time. I would li!e to offer you some advice if you don’t mind. #ry not to wor! too hard in order to have some time for yourself. $emember your family so that you always have someone to love and help you. %pend time with your friends because they are important. &ast of all, loo! after yourself and don’t forget to laugh every now and again so as to stay healthy and happy. All the best, 'endy

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