F2F Class Notes (Li)[W]
signing off – yours sincerely/kind regards/best regards/warm regards/yours faithfully (formal)
try to avoid using “maybe” – it is often unnecessary, especially in writing
it also makes you sound less confident
stock up/bulk buy/in-bulk:Â to buy more than a few to put at home
time-consuming: take up a lot of time
consumer(n): the person that buys/eats
consume (v): to eat
put off:Â to not want to do something
eg. Taking more than 15 minutes to walk to a gym would put me off from exercising.
eg. I would be put off from taking a shower if I go home late at night.
Transition words –
first/ly/secondly/thirdly/lastly/next/then/in addition/most importantly/finally
I have heard your trouble about being fond of eating chocolates. Actually I don’t like to eat sweets or desserts and maybe I cannot understand why you cannot stopping eating chocolates the whole day. But I am the person who is fond of eating snacks especially savoury snacks.
I also have the problem that maybe you have. I know your feeling about it. Eating makes me happy and on the other hand it troubles me because of weight and so on.
I have some opinions to share with you.
First, you can buy less chocolates at home. When you want to eat it and you find that you have to go outside to buy. It will take you much more time and sometimes maybe you are too lazy to buy it. Even at last you go out to buy chocolates but it takes you a little bit time to think about it. So you eat less.
Second, you can choose expensive chocolates to eat. Every day you have to eat 10 bars of chocolates. If it will spend you a lot of money and you will consider if you should buy them or not.
At last, you can search some pictures on the internet of fat women. Every time you eat and take a look at these pictures then think about that you will be fatter and fatter. What a terrible thing it is.
I know it is not a simple thing for you to stop eating chocolates but maybe you can reduce the quantity.
I hope that you will be successful in the future.
Dear Cheryl, (address by first name- not so formal)
I have heard aboutÂ your problemÂ with eating chocolates/ being fond of eating chocolates/problemÂ where you areÂ addicted to eating chocolates.Â Personally,Â I don’t like to eat sweets or desserts and I cannot fullyÂ understand why you cannot stop eating chocolates forÂ the whole day. But I am someoneÂ who is fond of eating snacks, especially savoury snacks.
I also have the problem that
maybe you have. I know how youÂ feel about it. Eating makes me happy but, on the other hand, it troubles me because I gain weightÂ among other problems.Â
I have some opinions/thoughts to share with you.
First, you can stock up onÂ less chocolates at home. When you want to eat themÂ and you find that you have to go outside to buy, itÂ will take you more time/it is time-consuming soÂ youÂ might feelÂ lazy to buy them/you will be put off from buying them. Even ifÂ you go out to buy chocolates,Â you will hesitate to buy so you eat less.
Next, you can choose expensive chocolates instead. SinceÂ you have to eat 10 bars of chocolates every day,Â you will spendÂ a lot of money so you will reconsiderÂ before you buy.
At last/Lastly, you can search forÂ some pictures on the internet of fat women. Every time you eat and take a look at these pictures, imagineÂ that you will become fatter and fatter. How terrible!
I know it is not easyÂ for you to stop eating chocolates but you can try toÂ reduce the quantity.
I wish you well.