Save the trees
The Public Lands Bureau has
decided to cut down the trees
in this park on 1 August 2004.
The trees take up valuable
space. We will use this space
to enlarge the children's
If you object, please write to:
The Director of the Public
Lands Bureau before 18
By order: 15601638/9A
1.Who will cut down the trees?
2.When will they cut down the trees?
On 1 August 2004.
3.Why will they cut down the trees?
To enlarge the children’s
4.Which word has the same
meaning as ‘disagree with a plan’?
5.Who should you write to write if
you disagree with the plan?
The Director of the PLB.
6.When should you send in your
By 18 May 2004.
Why do we need to protect trees?
• Birds and animals live in trees.
• Trees hold the soil.
• Trees give us shade.
• Trees give us food and wood.
• Trees make the air clean.
• Trees keep cities quieter.
• Trees are beautiful to look at.
• Some trees are over 3,000 years old
Write a list of the reasons why we
need trees. Try to use a different
sentence starter for each of your
We need trees because ...
Trees are important because ...
Trees are useful because ...
Number your reasons in order of
Order of importance:
1 = most important
2 = next most important
5 = least important
Read the other group's letter. Check that it
includes the following points:
Is the writer's point of view stated
Is the order of the reasons clear?
Have the writers used words like: Firstly,
and Secondly, to order the arguments?
Does the letter end by asking for help?
Write a comment on the letter.