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Learning activity 2

Evidence: Giving advice

These people are facing changes in their life. Read their situations below:

I am Gary. I work for an ONG called White Hands. I


support projects in rural areas from my office. I
really enjoy my job. Now my organization is
implementing a new system called "home-office".
Twice a week I will have to stay home and work
from my computer, or telecommute. My boss says
it will be a good change as we will be able to work
from home. I find it rather awkward. I live alone
and have nobody to talk with. Besides, all my
friends are at the office. I will really miss the social
interaction on those days. What if I can't find a file
Fuente: SENA and I need assistance from a co-worker? What if I
need to talk to my boss but he is not online?

I don’t really feel comfortable with this new idea of telecommuting. I wish I
could come to the office every day I have done for the past 5 years.
My name is Amanda. I am a hairdresser. I work in a beauty shop in the north of
the city. I am a single mother and have two beautiful sons. Mike is nine and
Steve is two. While I work, my mother takes care of my sons. She has always
supported me. But now my mom is really sick. The doctor recommended her
moving to a quieter place. So, she is moving in with my brother who lives in a
small town. If my mother moves, I will probably have to quit my job as I don’t
have anybody to take care of my kids. I wouldn’t leave them with a stranger,
especially the little one.

I have some savings and I have considered


opening my own beauty shop in my
neighborhood so I can be near my kids. But Fuente: SENA
what if the business does not turn out well? I
could lose all my savings. I don’t really know Fuente: SENA
what to do. I am afraid of the change.
Select one of the cases and write a 150-word letter to Gary or Amanda. In your
letter offer support and advice for the person you choose to try to solve the specific
problem this person is facing.

Aspects to consider:

 Include ideas and vocabulary related to flexibility and adaptability learned in the
study material. In the letter, underline the ideas included. Include at least 3
ideas.

 Use the idioms learned in the study material. Use at least 3 idioms.

 Use connectors and punctuation.

Here is an example of an informal letter. Look at the parts your letter must have:

November 12, 2014 Date

Greeting
Dear Gary,

My name is Juan. I am a member of the SENA community. I


read your story and I want to give you some advice about
Body your situation.

In my personal opinion I think… I would suggest you… Also


you can try to… Expressions you can
use to give advice.

Conclusion As a conclusion I believe you can… If you go the extra mile


you will be able to…

Closing
Sincerely,

Juan Solano Your signature


Dear Amanda

My name is Andres. I am a member of the SENA


community. I read your story and I want to give you some
advice about your situation. First I want you to know that
I am a man delivered to God and the family. My children
are my priority and my reason for living. In my personal
opinion I think you should support your mother to
improve, because mother only there is one, and there will
be no substitute love for your mother so you and your
children. Priority the health of your mother, after solving
what your mother, calmly think how to solve the care of
your children. You have to keep in mind that you have a
two-year-old baby, he is still helpless and innocent, he is
weak to the evil of the man and the dangers. I suggest
you hire a person you know and really know their lifestyle
and live, because the welfare of your children is at stake.
You can put the baby in a school garden, for what only
that they take care of them half time, and thus the two
children will be together and the greater one can be
pending of the brother.

In conclusion, you are able to get ahead and keep


working. You're a hard-working, hard-working woman. I
value your strength and your love of mother.

Sincerely
Andres
This sample will help you write your letter. It also has useful expressions you can
use when writing your letter. Good luck!

When you finish your work, send the file to your instructor through the platform as
follows:

1. Click on the title of this evidence.


2. Click on Examinar mi equipo and look for the file in your computer. Make sure
the file is attached.
3. Leave a comment for the instructor (optional).
4. Click Enviar.

Note: This evidence is an individual activity. Remember to check the learning guide
in order to know if you have done all the assigned activities, know how to develop
them and deliver them correctly.

Criterios de evaluación
 Expresa ideas sobre flexibilidad y adaptabilidad en diferentes contextos
de la vida, usando el vocabulario requerido.

 Usa expresiones idiomáticas teniendo en cuenta el vocabulario y contexto


requerido.