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Personal letters - giving news

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Dear Jean,

It was really to from you. Sorry I haven't sooner but I have really busy at work the last few weeks.
Anyway, I was really to hear that you have passed your exams. You must be to starting your new job.

I have some good news too. Mervin and I decided to get married! Don't be too surprised - after all, we've together for nearly ten years. As we're both quite happy with our jobs and with living here we it was time to tie the knot at last. We haven't chosen the date for the wedding but I expect it be sometime in September. Of course, we'll you as as we decide. I really you'll be able to come.

What ? Oh yes, I you know that Anne and Harry to America. Harry got a new job working at McDonald's head office, so they're now living in Oak Brook, Illinois. I had a from Anne a couple of weeks and she seems quite happy. We'll probably try to visit them later in the year - after the wedding.

We been away yet this year. We're going to wait until our honemoon. We're of going to South Africa as Mandy's sister is living there so we visit her at the same time.

, that's about for now. Let me know how things with the new job and I'll be in to send you an invitation when we've a wedding date.

of love

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Gap fill exercises
Personal letter giving news
Complete this very informal personal letter by putting the verbs in the correct tenses.


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