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  1. Perfect letters and envelopes

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... JOHN MILLEN In these days of instant e-mails, people are sending fewer handwritten letters through the post. But there are still occasions when it is necessary or the best thing to do. Sometimes it is better to write a letter to an organisation if you want information. Some employers still ask people to apply for a job with a letter of application. And then there are times when ...

  2. Taking on the Taliban: a little girl's tale

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... or at the very least a letter of permission from a man in her family. Parvana's highly educated mother finds the restrictions very difficult, as does her elder daughter, but it is less of a problem for Parvana who is only 11 years old. She is allowed to go to the market with her father, where she sits on a mat at his stall while he offers a letter-writing, translating and reading service. One ...

  3. Light fantastic

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... against a real-life murder that gripped America in 1906. A young woman guest at a lakeside hotel where Mattie is working for the summer gives her a bundle of letters and asks her to burn them. ... letters. She is faced with a dreadful dilemma. Should she hand over the letters to the police? Should she read them? Or should she burn them as the young woman had requested? Slowly the the dead ...

  4. Red alert

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... or issue) 5. a red-letter day a) a day when you know you are going to get into trouble b) a very important and special day 6. a red packet a) money you get during Lunar New Year b) money you give ... mum. It's like____________________ every time his name is mentioned. 6. Last month was the first time I'd been____________________. Did you get a nasty letter from your bank manager? ...

  5. The secret uncle

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... going to come upon among his private papers. Bills, photographs, cards and letters. Yes, we came upon some very interesting letters. Since that day, mum has tried her best to come up with an answer to what we found. We had almost finished sorting through his papers, when we came upon a bundle of about 20 letters tied together with blue string. They had been written only a couple ...

  6. Looking for the right expression

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen My mother looked straight through me, turned her head and looked towards dad. My father looked up from the letter he was reading but didn't say a word. Things had been looking up at school these past few weeks. But this letter from the principal changed everything. Dad had been looking through my school books in secret recently. I knew that. But he thought ...

  7. The game is over

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen What's Scrabble? Scrabble is a board game in which two to four players score points by building up words from individual letters. Each letter has a value and words can be formed either across or down the board like in a crossword. Players pick up extra points by placing a letter on special boxes marked on the board. Scrabble is sold in more than 120 ...

  8. A bad hair day

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... in a quiet and refined way Missing letters This page is all about hair. All the words below have something to do with hair. Can you fill in the missing letters? 1 A thick creamy liquid that you put ...

  9. Stamp out bullying

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen Definition of bullying Bullying is a terrible thing and it can rear its ugly head in many shapes and forms. Read this letter from a teenager to the Help Me! page ... What do you think I should do? Jacky You are the editor of the magazine that Jacky has written to. Write a short paragraph to be published in response to Jacky's letter giving him some ...

  10. Teen's magical tale

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Teenager Stephen, abandoned under mysterious circumstances as a baby, has lived all his life in children's homes. He has almost given up any hopes of tracing his family. But, out of the blue, Stephen receives a letter from a lawyer in London and the stunned young man learns that he has inherited a big house and a country estate from a great uncle he did ...




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