Unfortunately, Your Friend Has Forgotten to Return It. the Book Has Sentimental Value to You as It Had Been


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A year ago, you lent your favourite book to a friend who you thought would enjoy it. Unfortunately, your friend has forgotten to return it. The book has sentimental value to you as it had been presented by your grandmother. Write a letter to your friend. In the letter:


  • ask how he or she is doing
  • remind him/her about the book
  • explain why you need it back

Dear Asmau,

How are you holding up in this pandemic? I trust you're doing well and keeping safe. I am also doing great.

Asmau, do you remember during the December 2019 family get-together you saw me reading one of my favourite books, 'Teach like a champ' authored by Doug Lemov? The book even brought about the discussion on the need for teachers to be skilled with contemporary practices to help meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom. During this discussion, you mentioned to me about final year education students being required to undergo one semester of teaching practice, of which you were preparing to start yours in January 2020.

You expressed interest in the book and mentioned how it would be of immense help during your teaching practice period as you'll want to learn and adapt some of its suggested learning strategies. I readily lent you the book as I know how relevant it will be to your education and learning. It's been over a year, and it seems you've kept the book on your shelf instead of returning it to me.

I am writing you this letter to remind you about the book and why I need it back. First of all, you know how loyal I am to my properties, no matter how little or irrelevant one perceives it to be. I always develop deep attachments to things I own and find it quite difficult in letting them go.

Most importantly, this particular book was given to me as a birthday present by my grandmother, who died recently. Apart from me wanting to keep the book close in remembrance of her memories with me, it's also something I use as a reference point in my line of work. You know I am recently employed as a 'Master Teacher Trainer' by an NGO, and the core part of my duties is to provide innovative instructional leadership training to teachers.

Furthermore, I am currently working on Basic Two English lesson plans, and I need to pick a few pointers from the book.

I understand you will be coming for this year's December family get-together; kindly remember to come along with the book.

Thanks so much and see you soon.

Take care,

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