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Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verb in brackets. 1) Dear Sir or Madam, I (1)__________ (read) your advertisement in the Daily Blurb this morning, and I would like to apply for a place on the four-week course in conflict management. I am 35 years old and I (2)___________ (graduate) from the university of Berlin with a first-class degree in Chemistry, as you can see from the enclosed CV. I then (3) __________ English and (4)__________ (complete) my doctorate at Manchester University. For the next four years I (5)__________ (work)for an important European chemical company. I used to enjoy my work but the company was very competitive, so the job (6) __________ (become) stressful. People used to argue all the time. I decided to find a more satisfying job, and (7) __________ (take up) teaching. In my current job, I (8) __________ (have/still) to deal with difficult colleagues and students. I (9)___________ (feel) that the course you offer would be very helpful for this. I also think I could contribute a lot, from my own experience. I would be very grateful if you could send me an application form and full details of the course, including the cost. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Yours faithfully, U.Kramer

2) Hi Linsey! I (1) __________ (just/hear) you and John (2) ___________ (get married), congrats! So, whens the wedding? (3) _________ (you/already/buy) the dress? I can imagine how busy you are at the moment but itd be nice if we could meet for a coffee. It (4) ___________(be) a long time!! Ive just come back from Vietnam. The classes are over so I finally got to come home. I (5) __________ (be/probably) here for a month and then I think I (6)__________ (visit) my cousin Rose in Dublin. She (7)___________ (live) in Ireland for two years now. Do you remember she told us she (8)___________ (meet) a guy from Cork? Well, they (9)___________ (have) twins last spring! I (10)___________ (not/meet/yet/them), so I think I (11)__________ (spend) a couple of days there. And what about you (apart from the wedding, of course)? How are your parents? (12) ___________ (they/travel/finally) to Egypt? They (13)____________ (plan) the trip for ages! And Charles? Has he already graduated? (14) __________(he/ study) History or has he changed his mind? Well, I dont want to keep you longer, let me know if you can meet one of these days! Love, Stacey

KEY 1) Dear Sir or Madam, I read/ have read your advertisement in the Daily Blurb this morning, and I would like to apply for a place on the four-week course in conflict management. I am 35 years old and I graduated from the university of Berlin with a first-class degree in Chemistry, as you can see from the enclosed CV. I then studied English and completed my doctorate at Manchester University. For the next four years I worked for an important European chemical company. I used to enjoy my work but the company was very competitive, so the job became stressful. People used to argue all the time. I decided to find a more satisfying job, and took up teaching. In my current job, I still have to deal with difficult colleagues and students. I feel that the course you offer would be very helpful for this. I also think I could contribute a lot, from my own experience. I would be very grateful if you could send me an application form and full details of the course, including the cost. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Yours faithfully, U.Kramer

2) Hi Linsey! Ive just heard/ just heard you and John are getting married, congrats! So, whens the wedding? Have you already bought the dress? I can imagine how busy you are at the moment but itd be nice if we could meet for a coffee. Its been a long time!! I just came back from Vietnam. The classes are over so I finally got to come home. Ill probably be here for a month and then I think Ill visit my cousin Rose in Dublin. Shes been living in Ireland for two years now. Do you remember she told us she had met a guy from Cork? Well, they had twins last spring! I havent met them yet, so I think Ill spend a couple of days there. And what about you (apart from the wedding, of course)? How are your parents? Did they finally travel to Egypt? They had been planning the trip for ages! And Charles? Has he already graduated? Is he going to study History or has he changed his mind? Well, I dont want to keep you longer, let me know if you can meet one of these days! Love, Stacey