Email to a friend: I’m confined at home – A1 English reading test
Read the email James sends to his friend, and for questions 1 to 10, fill in each gap with ONE word.
Email to a friend: I’m confined at home
From: [email protected]
How are you? I’m fine. I’m at home, of course, because of lockdown. I started my engineering course at Manchester University last year, but I’m not there now. I went to Manchester in October and I stayed in the student accommodation. We had lectures in the lecture rooms for three weeks, but after that, we had to stay in our accommodation because of Covid-19. I studied by computer. I wanted to go out to bars and join a basketball team, but I couldn’t. Luckily, there were some cool students in my accommodation. I made some good friends and we had cool parties.
But now I’m at home. I’m still studying by computer. I have four hours of lectures every day and then I work on projects. Actually, it’s quite good. We can do a lot of things by computer. I use different software programmes, read articles, and have discussions with the other students. I enjoy those discussions because I’m alone most of the time. Dad and mum are both at work all day. I can’t leave my town or visit friends, so I work! I work much harder than I did at school!
I miss playing basketball, but I’m keeping active. I go jogging once a day. But I’m watching a lot of videos too.
I’m not going to Manchester before Easter, but I hope to go there after Easter. In the Easter Holidays, I’m going to work on a friend’s farm in Wales. I don’t know anything about farming, but it will be great to be somewhere different!
Hope you are well,
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