John Bear is starting his university education in London, so he needs accommodation. He has written a letter to an agency and the following is the answer to his letter.
Family Friends Agency London Wl
Dear Mr. Bear,
Thank you for your letter of 17*” October. You asked about good families for students to stay with in London. Here are three suggestions:
1) Mr. and Mrs. Cranley, Garden Street, London NW1
A large family with a large house. It can take up to four students .Everybody is part of the family. Good food. Good location (near an underground station), very central and easy to get to anywhere in London.
2) Mrs. Eisley, 3 Newton Avenue, Uxbridge Mrs. Eisley is an old lady. There are five bedrooms for students. Everyone has his/her own room and each bedroom has a washbasin and shower. Another house on the same street has two more single bedrooms, but students eat with Mrs. Eisley.
3)Professor and Mrs. James Earl-Jones, Wimbledon A famous family (Mr. Jones is a well-known professor, and his wife sings opera). The house is lovely, with a very large garden. There are two bedrooms for students, with two beds in each. Everyone who has stayed there says that the food is excellent.
Each of these places is very clean and friendly. Some students don’t like Wimbledon because it’s quite far from central London. Others love it. Some like staying with the Cranleys because they have five children and three dogs, but others don’t like it because it’s too noi-sy. Everyone likes Mrs. Eisley, so it’s very difficult to get in. You must book at least six months in advance. I hope these suggestions are helpful.
Family Friends Agency
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Oct. 20*, 1996
(Dear (BoB & Carol, I wanted to write to you some time ago, But -we’ve Been very Busy this month, with plans for a new home.
Our flat’s simply too small for us now that the children are older. first we looted for a larger flat in town and found a modern 3-Bcdroomed flat quite near here. It wasn’t far from ‘Peter’s office, so he liked it very much.
The children were also happy Because some of their friends lived next door. (But when I saw the flat, I kjiew I didn’t want it.
It was on the eighth floor of a large B(ock.offlats and you know I’m afraid of high places, ft was also on a Busy main road. Then last week.we saw an advertisement in the evening paper for a really cheap house in the country. ‘But it was a Bit far from town, so (Peter didn’t like the idea at first. (But, we visited the place last weekend, and the children and I liked it immediately. It’s over a hundred years old, so we must modernise it completely, But I don’t mind that Because it has got four large Bedrooms. It’s really Big.
The children loved it Because there’s a Big garden to play in. There’s a very good private school nearBy and I think, we’ll send Chris and Claire there. The children and I were so enthusiastic that (Peter finally agreed. ‘We’re planning to move there next month. Luckily several friends have offered to help us. I’m sure we’ll Be very happy there.
(Hoping to see you in our new home soon. Love,