信函一般都是由写信时间，信内地址，称呼，信的主要内容和信尾几个主要部分组成。收信人地址要写在左上角，寄信人地址要写在右上角，寄信人地址也可以不写。姓名写在地址上面。地址排列顺序依次为门牌号、街区名、城市和国名。在信的开头人名前一定要加Mr.，Mrs.，Dear等比较尊敬的称呼。信的结尾注意使用常用的客套话如：sincerely yours，faithfully yours或者yours sincerely，yours faithfully。英文书信写作要遵循五个原则，即正确、清晰、简洁、礼貌和体贴。
Suppose you are Li Ming, a professor of East China Normal University. Now write a letter of recommendation for your colleague Professor Wang Xin, who is going to teach Chinese in an English?speaking country, in about 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing to recommend to you my colleague Professor Wang Xin for the Chinese language teaching position in your renowned university without reserva?tion.
I have been working with Professor Wang for almost twenty years and he strikes me as a most intelligent, diligent and responsible teacher. He has teaching a large range of subjects covering both language and culture.
Professor Wang has been a visiting scholar in the United States for three years and thus his English reading and writing abilities are both strong. Since he has rich experience in teaching overseas students, I fully believe he will do an excellent job if you decide to give him a chance. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.
A letter of Recommendation(推荐信)
1. I take pleasure in recommending to you sb.
2. I am of the opinion that sb. is qualified to do / for sth
3. I strongly recommend sb. to one’s application.
4. I know sb. to have been a promising student/employee of intelligence and ability.
5. I have found sb. to be a hard-working person. Who has made some outstanding achievements/success/ accomplishments/ fulfillment.
6. I consider sb. a very dedicated professional. He would be highly eligible to fill the position.
7. I feel very safe in recommending sb. to you.
8. sb. passed with honors in a subject.
9. It will be greatly appreciated if you could give sb. a chance to do sth.
10. Not only I myself but also my colleagues shall deem it a great favor if you could give sb.assistance / guidance.
You have taught Zhou Jie for two years. Write a letter of recommendation for Zhou Jie to
1) state your relationship with Zhou,
2) introduce Zhou’s academic achievements,
3) introduce his language proficiency,
4) introduce his sports and social activities,
5) Express your sincere recommendation.
You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use “Li Ming” instead. You do not need to write the address.
To Whom It May Concern,
It is indeed a pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Zhou Jie, a student of mine for the past two years in Peking University. During his four years study in our university, he has distinguished himself in this university, and shows great potential for future accomplishments.
Zhou is in the Math & Physics Enrichment Program of our university. His achievements in all his subjects place him among the top five percent of students in the grade.
Zhou is equally strong in language. His English proficiency has reached the level of CET 6.
Finally, Zhou is a model student. He is captain of the school basketball team, and a member of several student organizations.
In conclusion, Zhou is one of the most gifted students I have had the pleasure to teach. He is most deserving of any opportunity you can give to him.
Very truly yours,
Dean of Computer Science Department
Suppose one of your friends is going on aself?tour in your hometown. Write a letter in about 100 words to make asuggestion to him/her. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter,using Li Ming instead.
Glad to hear from you. You have made a rightdecision to travel in my hometown, Sichuanbecause it is a place with picturesque scenery.
Self?tour is always my favorite, too, as itgives me more freedom to choose the beauty spots and arrange the tour. To you,a camping?lover, I highly recommend the IceMountain in Songpan County.First, you can directly go there by bus from Chengdu or Mianyang. The accommodation inSongpan is very convenient since there are quite a lot of private hotels withclean rooms at low price. Then you can hire a guide who will prepare a horse, atent and some other things for you. After that, you will visit the beautiful sceneryon horseback by following the guide during the day and enjoy camping at night.My journey there last July has really brought me great pleasure andunforgettable memory.
Wish you a happy tour.
Suppose one of your friends is going to takethe CET?6 and asks you for suggestions on how to make preparation. Write a letter inabout 100 words to him/her. Do not sign your own name at the end of yourletter, using Li Ming instead.
What a surprise it is that you are going totake this June’s CET?6 since you are only a freshman in Fudan University!Anyway, your courage and efforts are worth praise.
To get fully prepared for the test, I think,you need to first enlarge your vocabulary, which is the basis of all parts.Second, you need more exercises, especially exercises of reading comprehension,in order to improve your test skills. Then you should practise writing constantly.You can e?mail your compositions to me and I will correct them for you in time.
In a word, every effort is rewarding. I amlooking forward to your success.