You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Stephen who writes:
… I’m writing a report on means of transport in different countries. Could you help me a bit? How do people get around the city where you live? Do people travel across the country by plane or by train? Which means of transport do you prefer and why?
In other news. I’ve just bought a new music player …
Thank you for your letter. I was glad to receive it from you again.
In your letter you have asked about means of transport. Well, in Moscow where I live people usually get around the city by cars, but sometimes they use underground because of traffic jams. Lots of people travel across the country by train. The route from Moscow to St. Petersburg is a good illustration of that. Also, as you know, Russia is the biggest country in the world, so if the destination is too far from the capital, people use planes. As for your last question, I prefer planes because they are fast and comfortable.
I know, that you don`t like to buy new electronic gadgets. Why did you buy the music player? Was it difficult to choose the right one? Do you like it?
Sorry, I have to go now. Write back soon.