Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter to a friend who will come to your city to see you. You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below in Chinese:
I’m glad to know that you are coming to my city during the summer vacation.
However, I’m afraid there’s some bad news. I’m planning to take part in an international conference to be held in another city during the time of your visit. All the top scientists in my field will show up at the conference. More importantly, I’m lucky enough to have been selected to give a speech on behalf of my research team at the Conference. I really can’t miss it.
I understand that it’ll be your first time to this city and I’m your only friend here. I’ve asked my roommate to meet you at the airport, and you can stay in my room. He is a very nice person and he will show you around the city. Hope you two will get on well and have a nice holiday!
点评：本预测题与2001年6月考查的A Letter to a Schoolmate 类似，所不同是写作提示有所不同，2001年6月作文题是写信对校友来度假表示欢迎并在信中提出建议和注意事项，而本预测题是对朋友来访不能接待，同时在信中说明原因及具体安排，内容不一，但话题相仿，写作思路相似，值得关注。