4-10 “Writing Letters”

Module 4, Unit 10

“Writing Letters”

Base Sentences – (586-600)

586 How long has it been since you’ve heard from your uncle?

586 あなたの叔父から聞いたので、どのくらいの時間がされている?

587 When was the last time he wrote you?

587 彼はあなたを書いた最後の時間はいつでしたか?

588 I can’t recall how long it’s been.

588 私はそれがされているどのくらいリコールすることはできません。

589 I’m always disappointed when I don’t get any mail.

589 私はすべてのメールを取得しないとき、私はいつもがっかりだ。

590 I feel guilty because I haven’t written her lately.

590 私は最近彼女を書いていないので、私は罪悪感を感じる。

591 What time is the mail delivered on Saturday?

591 土曜日に配信されるメールとは何時ですか?

592 The postman always comes at 2 o’clock.

592 郵便配達はいつも2時に来る。

593 I wrote to my uncle last night. I couldn’t put it off any longer.

593 私は昨夜私の叔父に手紙を書いた。私はもはやそれを置くことができませんでした。

594 I enclosed some photographs in my letter.

594 私は手紙の中で、いくつかの写真を同封。

595 I didn’t know whether to send the letter airmail or not.

595 私は手紙航空便かどうかを送信するかどうかを知りませんでした。

596 How long does it take for a letter to get to California?

596 どのくらい時間がカリフォルニア州に到達するために手紙がかかりますか?。

597 Don’t forget to put stamps on the letter before you mail it.

597 あなたがそれを郵送する前に、手紙にスタンプを置くことを忘れないでください。

598 He went to the post office to mail a letter.

598 彼は手紙を投函するために郵便局に行ってきました。

599 I dropped the letter in the mailbox on the corner.

599 私は角にメールボックスに手紙を落とした。

600 How did you sign the letter? Did you write, “Sincerely yours”?

600 どのように手紙に署名したのですか?あなたは、”敬具”を書きましたか?

Verb Study

1. hear (from) => heard from, hears from

(A) Have you heard from your uncle? (B) She hears from her father every week. (C) Do you hear from your friend in South America?(A)あなたの叔父から聞いたことがありますか? (B)彼女は毎週彼女の父から聞く。 (C)は、南アメリカの友人から話を聞くのですか?

2. recall => recalled, recalls

(A) I can’t recall how long it’s been. (B) When she goes shopping, she never recalls how much things cost. (C) I recalled a few words of French.(A)私はそれがされているどのくらいリコールすることはできません。 (B)は、彼女が買い物に行くとき、彼女がどれほど物事コストリコールすることはありません。 (C)私はフランス語の言葉を思い出した。

3. deliver, be delivered =

(A) What time is the mail delivered on Saturday? (B) The postman always delivers the mail at noon. (C) Yesterday he delivered the mail two hours early. (D) The mail was delivered late this morning.(A)何時に土曜日に配信されるメールですか。 (B)郵便配達はいつも正午にメールを配信します。 (C)昨日、彼は2時間早いメールを配信。 (D)メールが遅い今朝配信されました。

4. put off => put…off

(A) I couldn’t put it off any longer. (B) She always puts off everything. (C) I put off my appointment until tomorrow.(A)私はもはやそれを先送りにすることができませんでした。 (B)彼女はいつもすべてをオフに置きます。 (C)私は明日までの私の予定を延期した。

5. enclose => enclosed, enclosing, encloses

(A) I enclosed some photographs in my letter. (B) She never encloses photographs in her letters. (C) Are you going to enclose something in the letter?(A)私は手紙の中で、いくつかの写真を同封。 (B)彼女は手紙で写真を囲むことはありません。 (C)あなたは、手紙の中で何かを同封するつもりですか?

6. send, mail => [sent], sending, sends; mailed, mailing, mails

(A) I don’t know whether to send the letter airmail or not. (B) She sends all her letters by airmail. (C) He sent a letter to his uncle last week. (D) Don’t forget to put stamps on the letter before you mail it. (E) She mails her letters in the mailbox on the corner.(A)私は手紙航空便かどうかを送信するかどうかわからない。 (B)彼女は航空便ですべての彼女の手紙を送ります。 (C)彼は先週、彼の叔父に手紙を送った。 (D)あなたがそれを郵送する前に、手紙にスタンプを置くことを忘れないでください。 (E)の角に、メールボックス内の彼女はメール彼女の手紙を。

7. drop => dropped, dropping, drops

(A) I dropped the letter in the mail box on the corner. (B) She drops letters in the mailbox on the corner. (C) Did you drop your wallet? (A)私は、コーナー上のメールボックスに手紙を落とした。 (B)は、彼女がコーナー上のメールボックス内の文字を削除します。 (C)あなたの財布を落としましたか??

8. sign => signed, signing, signs

(A) How did you sign the letter? (B) She always signs her letters, “Sincerely yours.” (C) I’m signing the letter now. I’ll mail it later.(A)はどのように手紙に署名したのですか? (B)彼女はいつも”敬具”、彼女の手紙に署名(C)私は今手紙に署名しています。私は後でそれを郵送いたします。”?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a How long has it been since you’ve heard from your uncle?

1b How long has it been since you’ve had a letter from your uncle?

1c How long has it been since you’ve gotten a letter from your uncle?

1d How long has it been since you’ve received a letter from your uncle?

2a When was the last time he wrote to you?

2b When was the last time you wrote (to) him?

2c When was the last time she wrote (to) them?

2d When was the last time we wrote (to) her?

2e When was the last time they wrote (to) us?

3a I can’t recall how long it’s been.

3b I can’t recall how often he’s written.

3c I can’t recall how many letters I’ve had from him.

3d I can’t recall when he wrote.

3e I can’t recall where he wrote from.

4a I’m always disappointed when I don’t get any mail.

4b I’m always upset when I don’t get any mail.

4c I’m always angry when I don’t get any mail.

4d I’m always disturbed when I don’t get any mail.

4e I’m always sad when I don’t get any mail.

4f I’m always unhappy when I don’t get any mail.

5a I feel guilty because I haven’t written her lately.

5b I feel ashamed because I haven’t written her lately.

5c I feel terrible because I haven’t written her lately.

5d I feel strange because I haven’t written he rlately.

5e I feel funny because I haven’t written her lately.

6a What time is the mail delivered on Saturday.

6b What time is the mail left here on Saturday.

6c What time is the mail picked up on Saturday.

6d What time is the mail collected on Saturday.

7a The postman always comes at 2 o’clock.

7b The mailman always comes at 2 o’clock.

7c The letter carrier always comes at 2 o’clock.

7d The mail truck always comes at 2 o’clock.

8a I wrote to my uncle last night. I couldn’t put it off any longer.

8b I wrote to my uncle last night. I couldn’t delay it any longer.

8c I wrote to my uncle last night. I couldn’t postpone it any longer.

8d I wrote to my uncle last night. I couldn’t wait any longer.

9a I enclosed some photographs in my letter.

9b I enclosed some pictures in my letter.

9c I enclosed a check for $10.00 in my letter.

9d I enclosed a photograph of my sister in my letter.

10a I didn’t know whether to send the letter airmail.

10b I didn’t know whether to send the letter ordinary mail.

10c I didn’t know whether to send the letter boat mail.

10d I didn’t know whether to send the letter special delivery.

10e I didn’t know whether to send the letter registered.

11a How long does it take for a letter to get to California?

11b How long does it take for a post card to get to California?

11c How long does it take for a package to get to California?

11d How long does it take for a telegram to get to California?

12a Don’t forget to put stamps on the letter.

12b Don’t forget to write the address on the letter.

12c Don’t forget to put your return address on the letter.

12d Don’t forget to print “airmail” on the letter.

13a He went to the post office to mail a letter.

13b He went up to the post office to mail a letter.

13c He went down to the post office to mail a letter.

13d He went into the post office to mail a letter.

13e He went by the post office to mail a letter.

13f He went inside the post office to mail a letter.

14a I dropped the letter in the mailbox on the corner.

14b I put the letter in the mailbox on the corner.

14c I mailed the letter in the mailbox on the corner.

14d I deposited the letter in the mailbox on the corner.

14e I placed the letter in the mailbox on the corner.

15a How did you sign the letter? Did you write, “Sincerely yours”?

15b How did you end the letter? Did you write, “With all my love”?

15c How did you close the letter? Did you write, “Affectionately”?

15d How did you begin the letter? Did you write, “Dearest Helen”?

15e How did you start the letter? Did you write, “Dear Mr. Cooper”?

16a How did you mail the letter? Did you give it to the postman?

16b How did you mail the letter? Did you take it to the post office?

16c How did you mail the letter? Did you drop it in the mailbox?

17a Don’t forget to complete the address on the envelope.

17b Don’t forget to fill in the address on the envelope.

17c Don’t forget to write the address on the envelope.

17d Don’t forget to print the address on the envelope.

17e Don’t forget to put the address on the envelope.

18a Do you intend to enclose something in the envelope?

18b Do you plan to enclose something in the envelope?

18c Do you want to enclose something in the envelope?

18d Do you expect to enclose something in the envelope?

18e Do you have to enclose something in the envelope?

Reading Practice

Getting a Letter

I am a student at Washington University. I am very busy with my studies, but I always find time to write several letters every week. 私は、ワシントン大学の学生です。私は自分の研究と非常に忙しいですが、私はいつも毎週いくつかの手紙を書くための時間を見つける。

I like to receive mail, and you have to write letters if you want to hear from your friends. 私は、メールを受信したい、とあなたの友人から聞きたい場合は、手紙を書かなければなりません。

I was quite disappointed this morning. The postman delivered the mail and I received five letters, a package, and two postcards. But I didn’t get the letter I was waiting for. 私はかなり今朝失望した。郵便配達は、メールを配信し、私は5文字、パッケージ、および2ポストカードを受け取った。しかし、私は待っていた手紙を取得できませんでした。

Later in the day, the mailman delivered a special delivery letter. I was very happy to receive it, and I think you will understand why when I let you read the letter. This is the letter: 後で日に、郵便配達が速達の手紙を提供しました。私はそれを受け取るのは非常に幸せだった、と私は私はあなたが手紙を読んでみましょうなぜときに理解できると思います。これは文字です:

Dear Jim:

This is your first year at the university and the first time you have been away from home on your birthday. これは、あなたの大学での最初の年、あなたは離れてあなたの誕生日に家からあったのは初めてです。

Your mother and I miss you very much. We often talk about how quickly you have grown up. We know you’re very busy at the university, but we’re glad you are able to write to us so frequently. あなたのお母さんと私はあなたが非常に欠場。私たちはしばしば、あなたが育ったかを迅速にについて話しています。私たちは、あなたが大学で非常に忙しいが、私たちはあなたがそう頻繁に私達への書き込みすることができ大変うれしく思って知っている。

Both your mother and I are fine, and your younger brothers are in good health, too. They asked me to wish you a happy birthday for them. あなたのお母さんと私の両方が正常である、とあなたの弟も、良好な健康状態にあります。彼らはあなたに彼らのために幸せな誕生日を願って私に尋ねた。

I am enclosing some money as a gift for your birthday. You can buy whatever you wish with it. 私はあなたの誕生日の贈り物として、いくつかのお金を同封しています。あなたは、あなたがそれを望むものは何でも買うことができる。

Write to us whenever you can. We would enjoy seeing some photographs of you and the university. いつでもすることができ、私たちにお書きください。私たちはあなたと大学のいくつかの写真を見て楽しんでいました。

Love, Dad

Questions

1. What do I always find time to do?

2. Why was I disappointed today?

3. Who sent a special delivery to me?

4. What was enclosed in the letter?

5. Why did my father send me a gift?

6. What did he tell me to do with the money?

7. What would my parents enjoy seeing?

Conversation

Writing letters

Dialog 1

HELEN: What are you doing, Bill? Writing a letter? BILL: Yes, and it’s. not easy. My Aunt Mabel sent me a gift for my birthday. I can’t remember which gift was hers, but I want to thank her for it.. HELEN: That shouldn’t be so hard. Just say: “Dear Aunt Mabel, Thank you for the wonderful birthday gift. How could you possibly have known? It’s exactly what I wanted. I hope you’re in good health. Affectionately, Bill.” BILL: Thanks, Helen. That’s a clever idea. HELEN: When you have a bad memory, you have to be clever.

Dialog 2

(at the post office)

CLERK: May I help you? ED: Yes. I’d like to send this letter to my family in England. CLERK: Did you write your return address on the envelope? ED: Yes, I did. Ya. CLERK: How do you want to send it? ED: I guess I’ll send it airmail. CLERK: Does it have anything valuable inside? ED: Yes. I enclosed a check and some photographs. CLERK: Then you’d better send it by registered mail. ED: That’s a good idea. Will you take care of that for me? CLERK: I’m sorry, sir. You’ll have to take your letter to the next window.

Word List

affectionately

airmail

check

dear

dearest

funny

guilty

inside

lately

letter carrier

mail

mail box

mailman

ordinary

photographs

postcard

postman

registered

return address

special delivery

stamps

strange

telegram

time

trunk

unhappy

Verb Forms

collect, collected

delay, delayed

deliver, delivered

enclose, enclosed

hear (from), heard (from)

put off, put off, put off

recall, recalled, recalled

receive, received, received

send, sent, sent

sign, signed, signed

wait, waited, waited

Expressions

be disappointed be disturbed clever

be upset memory

close a letter sell

feel ashamed valuable get mail

sincerely yours

Supplementary Word List — (Conversation and Reading Practice)

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