A Letter to Narendra: Reading Practice 1 (letter)

By | June 27, 2015

Dear Narendra,

First of all, as the chairman of the student exchange program selection team, I would like to appreciate your participation in the selection program.

Based on your performance at the interview session and the essay that you delivered earlier, I am very pleased to inform you that you are nominated as one of the 8 participants from Indonesia who will study in a USA high school for 1 year.

I also would like to let you know that the competition was very severe among the participants. However, you showed us yours. Fluency in English, strong commitment to be responsible and convincing reasons why you join this program are reasons why you are nominated.

To proceed with the program I hope that you can submit your a copy of your passport, recent photographs, and medical record no later than March 29, 2012.

Congratulations.

Sincerely,

Scoot Beck
Program Chairman

1. The letter has been written to Narendra to … .
A. inform him how fluent his English is
B. tell him that he has good reasons to join
C. let him know he is one the program nominees
D. congratulate him on his participation
E. convince him he should join the program

2. What does the program offer?
A. one-year study in a US high school
B. transfer to a top university in the US
C. scholarship for an English course in the US
D. a promising career in a US company
E. a chance to be a US permanent citizen

3. To how many students has a similar letter been sent to?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 7
E. 8

4. The word severe in paragraph 3 of the letter means … .
A. fierce
B. mean
C. bad
D. tight
E. loose

5. We can conclude that all the nominees are highly … persons.
A. skilled
B. committed
C. effective
D. knowledgeable
E. self-oriented

6. Narendra is nominated because … .
A. he had a passport copy and recent photos
B. he interviewed other participants fluently
C. he spoke English quite a bit slowly
D. he performed well during the interview test
E. he has a responsibility to join the program

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