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Q) You are writing a letter to the mayor of the town explaining the causes and effects of disastrous fires. By Javeria Husain

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Australia,

Sydney,

Street #17

November 15th, 2020

Pakistan,

Islamabad,

Street #20

Subject: The Causes and Effects of Recent Disastrous Fires

Dear Mayor,

The following letter has been composed to inform the addressee the issue regarding the recent increase in wildfires that have taken place in Sydney. It is known that the residents, in large, like lighting fires as it’s fascinating to watch flames and seek comfort from them.

However, due to a variety of activities and events such as:

  • Starting bonfires on the seaside
  • Fluctuating weather conditions
  • Cooking purposes
  • Forestry being easier and common 

Due to the above listed causes, wildfires have been taking place at a large, rapid scale, and must be brought to the addresse’s attention, as it is deteriorating our current environment and so that awareness can be brought up regarding this ongoing situation.

A rather recent incident that took place in Sydney which left Pinafore Forest with a stretch of rotten meat and a foul smelling pall of smoke.  Another that took place a couple of miles away caused more lives to be taken as the fire fled into their homes at the very last moment, leaving the surviving burn victims with permanent emotional trauma and loss of family members.  More effects of the dreadful fires include:

  • Property being destroyed permanently
  • People losing their jobs as offices burnt down
  • Global Warming taking place
  • Many houses being burnt in villages
  • Overall increase in air pollution 
  • Worsening living conditions

Facing this above crisis, and their long term effects, instant damage control is needed and important. These can be countered by utilising the Governments full and effective support such as managing the things that burn, clearing areas which are around grass for houses to be built, not building houses in forests, and having easy to contact, speedy units to atone to spreading wildfires, while saving people, too.

Strict laws and building restrictions can be imposed, to alert citizens and help minimise wildfires and its negative aftermath.

I hope the addressee takes this letter into consideration and takes immediate action against this issue.

Yours Sincerely,

Javeria Husain.

Q) A friend of yours is moving to another country. Write a letter to him or her offering support and giving information that will help. By Amaar Ali

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E-11/3, street 65,

House 11/B

13th December, 2020

Dear Maaz,

Hey! How are you doing my friend? I hope you are doing well. It has been a long time since we met and I have been missing my childhood best friend a lot. The last time we met we had a visit to Monal if I am not wrong. We both have gone for trips on several occasions and so that’s why I don’t remember where we went the last time we met but I am pretty sure it was Monal.

Anyways, I’ve heard that you are moving to China on a course for three years congratulations! U know China is a perfect and unbelievable country (trust me). Cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin are extraordinary. U should definitely visit these places and have a wonderful experience. My brother went on a trip to china recently and he said it was stupendous!

However, you might face some problems as you will be new to the country. First of all there will be language issues as most of the people speak Chinese over there and very few speak English. In order to overcome this obstacle u will require a translator that will make things much easier. Secondly the food in China is a lot dissimilar compared to what we eat in Pakistan. For example they might order you a frog scorpion or even snakes! Gross right? But man don’t take tension there many restaurants in china which have proper food like chicken, rice and beef etc.

On the other hand, forget about the language issue and all that, there are numerous positive things to experience. Shanghai is not only the biggest city in China but it also has the most skyscrapers and guess what? It has the world’s second tallest building “The Shanghai Tower”. That tower is amazing. I will even send you some pictures of it. You will be astonished! Then there is Beijing (also a big city) consisting of several skyscrapers, boats and many other wonderful things and the people in China are extremely polite and humble. When my brother came from China most of the things he praised about were the people and their aspects.

I hope you enjoy your experience and stay safe. I hope you come back soon because I consider you like my brother and will be missing you a lot! Take great care, I am looking forward to hearing from

Love

Amaar

Q) A friend of yours is moving to another country. Write a letter to him or her offering support and giving information that will help. By Uzair Shah 

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 22652 Ashburn 

Loudoun County, VA 

United States America 

October 26, 2020 

Dear Jacob, 

How have you been? It has been quite some time since the last time I wrote to you which I think was right before you left for Tokyo. It hasn’t really been the same without you. I miss all the trouble we used to get in at school and the forts we used to build behind my house. Look, I know you were never keen on moving let alone to an entirely different country across the world but you always have to see the bright side of things. I wanted to tell you that everything is going to work out and you are going to adjust in no time. 

Firstly, as a man with experience being in Japan as I have visited there myself once, you are going to constantly find traffic at every corner you turn. It is best if you rode a bike to travel to avoid traffic and just because I know how convenient you are with a bike. Of course what might be the biggest and most obvious thing you’ll notice is the difference in tongue. I will admit it was quite frustrating not being able to understand a language but after a lot of practice I am sure you will be fluent in Japanese within the next few years. Now your father will most likely put you into a new school by the end of summer so make sure you have at least a few words down by memory. Speaking of school, sorry to break it to you although you will find out anyways but you will be wearing a uniform instead of your normal everyday clothes. It may be annoying at first but it will feel fine after some time. 

Life may be a lot different from how it was back in the states. You are going to have to get accustomed to the food which is quite different to get used to. Chop sticks were never an easy utensil to use for me. I recommend you start practicing now as forks and spoons are not as common there. For example the rice there is not the same type you are accustomed to back here at home. It is more sticky which makes it easier to pick up with your chop sticks. There will also be other things you may not be comfortable with at first but in time you will learn to adapt. Another example is that there are usually no chairs when you eat at the dinner table. Now do not panic, I am not saying you have to stand while eating for the rest your life. From now on you will have to eat sitting on the floor. You might be wondering, “how will I reach the table?” I am glad you asked. The table will only reach up to your shins so you won’t have to reach up to grab your meals. The places you’ll go will be filled with lights and attractions. It is a very busy city and not as loud as it is here in the suburban areas which is usually more silent than space itself after 10:00 pm. 

Now I don’t want you to feel depressed this entire time you are gone. I know, I feel quite uneasy that I have one less person to sit with at lunchtime myself but I want you to be happy where you are now. Make new friends, try new things, and learn different cultures. I’m sure the students in the school you’re transferred to will be really willing to be friends with someone who is from abroad and has knowledge and experience about the western world. Who wouldn’t? Plus, I know how much of a fan you are of video games, well I’ve heard that most of the video games were produced here in that very city. You can drive over there anytime you want and on a road that doesn’t have any potholes and cracked roads. Their infrastructure is very efficient. 

Honestly, be more grateful. Your caring friend has spent up all this time to write you a letter just to make sure you fit in and adjust proceedingly. I am not rushing you or saying you need to get all of this done by tomorrow or anything like that. Take your time and who knows, maybe you will like it there more than your previous home. I don’t know how long this will take to deliver to you or why I didn’t email when that is so much faster but I like to lead a vintage life. I hope you and your family are doing well. Tell them I said hello. I’m looking forward to hearing back from you. 

Your friend,

 Uzair

Q) You have been asked to investigate the effect of social networking sites on teenagers. Write a letter to the head of department regarding your findings. By Ali Ul Quder

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Oak’s Tower,

Pine Road,

Islamabad.

5th November 2019

Birch Plaza #4,

Silver Maple Center,

Islamabad.

Subject: This letter is about the effect of social networking sites on teenagers.

Dear Mr.Roger Waters,

The undersigned was recently given a task to investigate the effect of social networking sites on teenagers. This letter is about the undersigned’s research on the effects of social media on teenagers and the viewpoint of teenagers.

Nowadays, it is pretty common to see children walking around with a thin but prominent bulge in their pockets. It is a rare, unexpected, awkward sight to see one without a phone or any medium through which one accesses social networking sites. Sir, on an average one hundred and fifty million users, use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and there is no need to persuade anyone that children add up this figure. Neurologists like Susan Oliver have proved to adults and teenagers that their life depends on logging on to social networking sites. Also, according to the research of the undersigned, it is clear that teenagers cannot end their day without turning their devices on. Ages below nineteen are frequently active.

They are not satisfied that their day has ended the way it should have been. This results in little to no family time.

Moving on, many psychologists and neuroscientists believe that social networking sites may be doing more harm than good. The effects of social media on teenagers are numerous. They are as follows:

  1. Teenagers lack the ability to concentrate or communicate with people outside the screen. This results in social relations to deteriorate and confidence to fade away.
  2. Teenagers have extremely poor attention spans. This results in them to not concentrate on the teacher’s lecture.
  3. They do not engage themselves in recreational activities like sports. Using their gadgets would result in them being deluded, lazy, unproductive members of society.
  4. Using social networking sites would result in them being keyboard warriors and depressed at the same time. This would affect their mental health and stress them out even more.

Not only have adults but also teenagers have agreed that social networking sites have affected their lives. Teenagers are affected by social networking sites that change their attitude and alters the behavior as explicit content is accessed by them.

Furthermore, the main purpose of this letter is to inform and persuade the addressee about the effects of social networking sites and what the teenager’s viewpoints are.

The undersigned’s research signifies that 26% of teenagers are not greatly affected by using social networking sites and it does not affect their studies.

However, the advocates (teenagers) think of this as a false viewpoint. They think that the percentage is greater than this.

Teenagers think that they are not affected by the use of networking sites and that it is beneficial for them to stay updated in this modernized world. They also believe these effects aforementioned are nothing but misconceptions.

For now, this is all to be stated about the effects of social networking sites. It is hoped that the undersigned has successfully proved their point and has persuaded the addressee.

It is hoped that the addressee can take action and progress this issue further.

Yours sincerely,

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Ali Ul Quder. 

Q).You recently read about the culinary habits of various cultures at school. Write a letter to your friend telling what you have learnt. By: Maham Ali

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                                                                                              Sunset Street,

                                                                                              Pensacola Florida,

                                                                                              November 14th 2018,

Dear Joe,

How are you? I hope you are doing well and I recently heard from Seth that you shifted into your new apartment. I know how that rollercoaster ride goes but I’m sure you will make it through. The first week is hectic but do not worry you will get use to it. How are the dogs doing?

Anyways, I recently read about these culinary habits of various cultures at school and I must say I was quite impressed. According to their culture they have these beliefs and sayings. At first I found it unusual but it is their way of living yet I still found their odd habits interesting.

The way they make their food is just unbelievable not only that they even have these limped chickens. Which means that those chickens lack in strength and firmness. I cannot even begin to think how their meat would taste. I even read that the meat of some animals can be disturbingly red.

 According to my book it is even said that these people enjoy eating blubber of whales. This brings up to my attention if they like eating this type of unusual meals, I wonder how they would feel if they got a chance to taste our food? The fact that it is rich in minerals and vitamins is bizarre.

As we were reading the teacher told us to search up the beliefs of their culture.. I was really excited to search it up and you will not believe when I tell you this the dark rich meat is priceless and it is said to heal any injuries caused to anyone may it be humans or animals. I think it might be like a healing crystal for them. 

Moreover, my book even mentioned about these famous restaurants and hotels that served food which was uncommon. I guess you can refer to it as “one of a kind”. This famous chief named Eddie Guerraro serves his popular dish of gizzards and it is spread on top of vegetables with different sauces. I wonder how anyone would have an appetite to eat all that.

Not only do these people enjoy the delicacy of their extraordinary food they even use it to make equipments. In accordance to their beliefs when they make tools out of it, it is said to bring certain victory for them which is also quiet unusual. But I think it’s a good thing for them to stick to their beliefs and be firm. Rumor has it that a man made harpoon tips and handles out of the whale blubber and when he returned from his hunting trip he had hunted the most ferocious beasts lurking in the wild. 

Anyhow, do you remember how my grandma had rabbits and guinea pigs at her farm, these people consider them to be a part of their important food. It is essential for them to eat this, I do not mean to criticize but that is just rude, how can anyone eat rabbits?

They even have this tradition that on any occasion a gift or wine is not considered just gifting a pair of guinea pigs is more then enough. Can you believe that? After reading about their culinary habits, cultures and beliefs I really want to visit this country.

But of course that can not be done since I’m busy with school and you are busy with your work. As we were nearing to the end of this topic the teacher pointed out that the people of this country consider Artic whales to be their spirit animals. This animal was precious to them in a lot of ways. It was even reported that they could communicate under water. But according to them it was an important animal for haunting, eating and helping them to survive. 

So that is all I read about, pretty interesting right? I was just amazed at the intelligence and at the creativity of these people. I hope I did not bore you but I would really appreciate if you took some time out and read about this online. Trust me you will not regret it. Anyways take care my dear friend, I  am looking forward to hearing from you.

Love

Maham. 

Informal Letter: Q).You recently read about the culinary habits of various cultures at school. Write a letter to your friend telling what you have learnt. Include: preferences of different cultures/ how these are caught and served/ how locals enjoy delicacy and relevant sports. Think carefully of your letter and the audience for whom it is intended. By: Maham Ali

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                                                                                              Sunset Street,

                                                                                              Pensacola Florida,

                                                                                              November 14th 2018,

Dear Joe,

How are you? I hope you are doing well and I recently heard from Seth that you shifted into your new apartment. I know how that rollercoaster ride goes but I’m sure you will make it through. The first week is hectic but do not worry you will get use to it. How are the dogs doing?

Anyways, I recently read about these culinary habits of various cultures at school and I must say I was quite impressed. According to their culture they have these beliefs and sayings. At first I found it unusual but it is their way of living yet I still found their odd habits interesting.

The way they make their food is just unbelievable not only that they even have these limped chickens. Which means that those chickens lack in strength and firmness. I cannot even begin to think how their meat would taste. I even read that the meat of some animals can be disturbingly red.

According to my book it is even said that these people enjoy eating blubber of whales. This brings up to my attention if they like eating this type of unusual meals, I wonder how they would feel if they got a chance to taste our food? The fact that it is rich in minerals and vitamins is bizarre.

As we were reading the teacher told us to search up the beliefs of their culture.. I was really excited to search it up and you will not believe when I tell you this the dark rich meat is priceless and it is said to heal any injuries caused to anyone may it be humans or animals. I think it might be like a healing crystal for them.

Moreover, my book even mentioned about these famous restaurants and hotels that served food which was uncommon. I guess you can refer to it as “one of a kind”. This famous chief named Eddie Guerraro serves his popular dish of gizzards and it is spread on top of vegetables with different sauces. I wonder how anyone would have an appetite to eat all that.

Not only do these people enjoy the delicacy of their extraordinary food they even use it to make equipments. In accordance to their beliefs when they make tools out of it, it is said to bring certain victory for them which is also quiet unusual. But I think it’s a good thing for them to stick to their beliefs and be firm. Rumor has it that a man made harpoon tips and handles out of the whale blubber and when he returned from his hunting trip he had hunted the most ferocious beasts lurking in the wild.

Anyhow, do you remember how my grandma had rabbits and guinea pigs at her farm, these people consider them to be a part of their important food. It is essential for them to eat this, I do not mean to criticize but that is just rude, how can anyone eat rabbits?

They even have this tradition that on any occasion a gift or wine is not considered just gifting a pair of guinea pigs is more then enough. Can you believe that? After reading about their culinary habits, cultures and beliefs I really want to visit this country.

But of course that can not be done since I’m busy with school and you are busy with your work. As we were nearing to the end of this topic the teacher pointed out that the people of this country consider Artic whales to be their spirit animals. This animal was precious to them in a lot of ways. It was even reported that they could communicate under water. But according to them it was an important animal for haunting, eating and helping them to survive.

So that is all I read about, pretty interesting right? I was just amazed at the intelligence and at the creativity of these people. I hope I did not bore you but I would really appreciate if you took some time out and read about this online. Trust me you will not regret it. Anyways take care my dear friend, I  am looking forward to hearing from you.

Love

Maham.

 

Informal Letter: Different Cuisines By Javeria Husain

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                                              E-11/2, street 62,

House 11/B.

                                                                                                    11th Feb.  2019
Dear Minahil,
Hey! I hope you’re doing well? Recently, I’ve been missing my now long distance best friend; I miss Pakistan. Australia just isn’t the same, I’m missing your presence a lot, so I thought I’d write to you. Time differences make it even harder to text, so letters will do.
We missed our weekend – weekly call on Sunday, so I’ll write about my week in school. It’s actually interesting! (trust me).
The school here is weird. Not entirely weird, but lately we’ve been studying weird and unusual things. For instance, during PSHE, we learnt the importance of different cultures, their preferences, eating habits. It was appealing, but odd, too. The two cultures are polar opposites!
Did you know that the people of Ecuador prefer to eat dull food, consisting of humitas- I know you’d be laughing reading that- but they’re steamed fresh corn cake, which is a really traditional food item there (corn cake! I know you hate corn!) Haha!
The little street shops in little Ecuadorian towns usually serve that with hotdog sausages, and sweet tamale. Odd food combo, right?
On the other hand, the brighter side of Ecuador tends to eat rather yummy food, and get this- my mouth watered in class just reading about it! We have to visit Ecuador, soon, Mina!
Anyways, they feast on grilled chicken gizzards (gizzards are stomach parts, by the way) served with a heap of sweet corn (it looked good, okay!) and finally friend kennels of salted maize. I need to get ahold of a recipe for that delicious meal, right?
However, Indian rabbits are a big hit in Ecuador. They’re considered an important food source in Peru.
I don’t mean to write a whole essay of uninteresting things and descriptions of food when all you have are samosas to dip in ketchup (Haha), and I know you rather I write about some Australian boys that go here, but ‘food over boys’, okay! So let me continue.
(i’ll write something more interesting for you next week).
Besides Indian rabbits,
It also came to my knowledge that people that live in the Arctic (Thule, to be exact), feast on whales? Ummm… What?
Okay so, hunters that survive in the Arctic have a limited resource of vitamin C, which is derived from either fruit, or vegetables, which are also limited.
In whales, their dark, rich meat acts as a vital role in their diet. Did you know that humans and dogs literally eat the same thing? Unbelievable!
(One whale can feed a team of dogs for an entire month!)
Haha, imagine feasting on a bar of chocolate for an entire month, that’s hard, man.
Brace yourself for my next paragraph because I’ll tell you how these people prepare their meals. Yeah, you read that right. It’s not as easy as frying something in an airfryer. Instead, in Ecuador, elderly women like to grill manually on little shops they own, selling to passerby’s , they like to grill chicken, served with a variety of corn, steamed, or fried. Delicious!
But, in Thule, the job’s much harder than you think.
Men living in those conditions in the Arctic like to hunt, which is also a ‘sport’ there. The hard work and exertion put into fetching their meals shows off their athletic capability and strength in the availability to play sports.
Trust me, I was bored too, class seemed like an absolute burden, but the thought of sports reminded me of us. Volleyball, always!
We play volleyball, but they hunt. Change is good. How we admire our sport is how they admire theirs. We should try hunting together when we next meet!
Lastly, my last piece of information for you is the last part of the lesson of what I learnt. I know this letter was more of a history lesson, but a change from gossip is good. okay!
Anyways, I was extremely keen to learn about the different activities of sports since it… just…. attached some memories of us.
The people there in Thule prefer to eat what the hunt,and hunting is also considered less of a sport, but a passion, which I admire, we share the same passion in any of our games. I’m always remembering you here and there, see!
Anyway, my hand is fatigued. Write to you next weekend. Love you. I can’t wait to hear from you next, take care.
Lots of Love,
Javeria.

Formal Letter: Q. You’re writing a letter to the mayor of the town explaining the causes and effects of disastrous fires By Namra Kayani

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Australia,

Canberra,

Street #99

 

November 4th, 2019

England,

Aldeburgh,

Street #72

 

Subject: The Causes and Effects of Recent Disastrous Fires

 

Dear Mayor,

The following letter is composed to state the issue regarding the recent wildfires that have taken place. It is known that people, by and large, like lighting fires as it’s fascinating to watch flames and get comfort from them

However, due to activities such as:

  • Creating bonfire on the seaside
  • High temperature of 30°C to 40°C
  • High wind pressure
  • Less rainfall

Due to the above various causes, catastrophic wildfires are taking place which is damaging our environment and for this people need to be held accountable as they play a major role in this nightmare

Recent incident that took place in the heart of Canberra left the forest with a stretch of rotten meat. Another that took place nearby caused more lives to be taken as the fire fled into their car at the very last moment while others were killed in their home.  More effects of such dreadful fires include:

  • Land being destroyed
  • Animals losing their habitat
  • Global Warming taking place
  • Many monuments and buildings being demolished
  • Only limited resources being available
  • Overall negative impact on the economy

Even through damages are important, what’s more important is how one can counter them by using the Government’s Aids, such as setting up donation centers, along with seeking International Help by requesting different humanitarian agencies.

Laws can also be implemented for instance, people should be told to leave free space for plain grass at the boundaries of their homes to prevent fire from expanding to their property. People should start deliberate fires as a precaution in case of emergency.

I hope the addressee takes this letter into consideration and takes some action against this issue.

Yours Sincerely,

Namra Kayani

 

 

 

 

Formal Letter: Effect of Social Networking Sites on Teenagers By Abubakr Faisal

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House # 4,

Surrey Street,

Privet Drive,

London

 

Building # 3,

Downing Street,

London,

Greater London

 

Subject: Effect of Social Networking Sites on Teenagers

 

Dear MR Jeremy Colt,

 

It is stated that the undersigned is writing is writing this letter to inform the addressee about the investigation regarding the effects and holds of social media networking sites on teenagers. The undersigned is very happy to tell the addressee that this investigation was a total success and the undersigned has acquired good results of the investigation.

 

In this investigation, the undersigned investigated he hold of social networking sites on teenagers. The effects of social networking sites and teenagers and the viewpoint of teenagers themselves regarding these effects of social media.

 

The undersigned obtained these during their investigation:

  1. The trends in the lives of teenagers are drastically changing since 2007. Teenagers who once wore a complete school uniform have now started wearing T-shirts and sweatshirts just because of some students who wanted to be casual at school and posted about their opinion on social media. People who saw the posts follow in the steps of these students.
  2. Schools which do not require the students to wear uniforms have also been affected. Where people wore decent clothes and were well-dressed, now they have started wearing clothes which are a little ripped from places. Even the teachers have ditched jeans and have started wearing skirts to school just because they follow their favorite filmstar or singer on social media.
  • A recent case study shows that where people started using social media from the age of 34, now it has dropped to the age of 25 in the last two years. It is expected that this age limit is expected to drop from 25 all the way down to 15 as more teenagers flood the market of social media.
  1. A research done by the undersigned shows that while the age limit is decreasing for the usage of social media, the downloads of the social media applications have been increasing. The research was based on the decreasing age limits and the results showed that the downloads of the social media applications have increased from 40% to 46% in the last two years and is expected to rise from this 46% to 55%. This means that more than half of the world will be expected to use social media and the main reason for this will be teenagers flooding the markets of social media.

 

These were the holds of social media on teenager. Now let the undersigned inform the addressee about the effects of social media on teenagers.

 

The effects of social media in this investigation are only some of the dangers to teenagers. More affects are being studied but the investigated ones are as follows:

  1. Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield has told the undersigned that these social networking are ‘rewiring’ the brains of teenagers due to repeated exposure. “It is like a drug”, says Greenfield. “Once it is taken, the person who took it gets addicted to it and this addiction is then hard to overcome as it changes the code of brain and how it is supposed to function.” Hence the word ‘rewiring’.
  2. These neuroscientists also believe that using too much social media decreases the attention spans of teenagers. Teachers at Froebels International School were interviewed by the undersigned and they stated that teens had poor attention spans and they lacked the ability to communicate or concentrate away from their screens.
  • The undersigned conducted an experiment which involved people who used social media everyday for atleast three hours. The undersigned found out that these people lacked the ability to understand others and were much more comfortable using their computers and phones to communicate. This confirms the theory of neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield that social media ‘rewires’ the brains of teenagers.

 

The undersigned conducted another experiment and found out that only 25-30% of the teenagers interviewed wanted to stop using social media but more that 70% were alright using it. It was very disappointing to find that all these teenagers were not concerned about their lives. The undersigned hopes that scientists find a solution to this problem because if this keeps up, this generation is going to find it hard to progress further in the future.

It is hoped that the addressee finds the above information useful and relevant t the cause and employs it to further the same.

 

Yours sincerely,

Abubakr Faisal