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#1202877 - Tue Aug 14 2018 03:18 AM anyone remember Felix?
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Felix


This is from a placement test in English from one of the students hoping to enter our school.
It is in the writing section , involving writing a business letter.

In 50 words, write a letter to the MTR Lost Property Office telling them what you have left on a train and asking if it has been found.

Dear MTR Lost Property Office.
Hello to you guys. Are there any chances that your staffs discover a smartphone? If one has been found then maybe it's mine. If I remember correctly, the phone is located on a specific train on the green coloured line.Sorry I really paid no attention to the names on the rail line.Anyway, I was on the very back of the train .I am not sure about the details of the exact train since I never considered that this incident would happen.. I thought a little bit of information could help. You probably wonder why I would write the letter instead of heading to the Lost Property Office. The reason behind this is because I often get lost at MTR stations... it's embarrassing to say the least. If the staff manage to found the phone, please know that I will return to the station and find my way to the office. I forget to mention that my phone brand is OnePlus so that gives you an insight about it,
Sincerely, Oscar.

Lol, Everything is wrong about this letter! No details as to time lost, day, phone number, Oscars name and address ...everything! The Business English is not there and the chatty gossipy language is!
But I spent most of the time giggling and so he is accepted into our school. Hope for the best for dear Oscar!!


Edited by ren33 (Tue Aug 14 2018 03:22 AM)
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#1202884 - Tue Aug 14 2018 07:50 AM Re: anyone remember Felix?
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Hihi grin grin
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#1202909 - Tue Aug 14 2018 02:27 PM Re: anyone remember Felix?
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Oh dear.
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#1202911 - Tue Aug 14 2018 05:19 PM Re: anyone remember Felix?
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Oscar seems very engaging, and appears to have a lively imagination. I'm sure that, like Felix, he'll turn into a fine young man, and be an asset to your school smile
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#1202914 - Tue Aug 14 2018 06:51 PM Re: anyone remember Felix?
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Well thank you. My feelings exactly. We are all awaiting Felix' exam results and hoped for university acceptance. He was last seen reading and discussing Kierkegard (not with me)
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#1202979 - Wed Aug 15 2018 06:05 PM Re: anyone remember Felix?
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Thank you for this thread and for providing the link to Felix. I remember reading it at the time 2015-16 and thoroughly enjoyed it all over again. Hope Felix is accepted to university!

Oscar does remind me of Felix - I wonder if they are related smile


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#1202992 - Wed Aug 15 2018 10:09 PM Re: anyone remember Felix?
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Maybe but China has quite a large population!!
Thanks for your nice comments Carole
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