English (Writing) – Thursday 4th February

An agony aunt from Athens has received the following letters from four Athenians, desperate to share their problems.

Can you work out who each letter is from?

Your writing challenge today is then to write each of them a reply which gives them your advice about what they should do.

Here are some phrases that you might find helpful to use in your replies:

  • I am sorry to hear about your problem…
  • I hope that I can help…
  • I think you should…
  • You should do this because…

You will also find modal verbs useful – can , could, may, should, must, have to, might, will, would, ought to.

Remember to write in clear sentences, don’t forget to use punctuation and think about the words you are using.

Please help these four Athenians make sense of their problems! Good luck!

13 thoughts on “English (Writing) – Thursday 4th February

  • 4th February 2021 at 9:59 am

    dear Helena,
    you should love him since he now loves you.
    So go.

  • 4th February 2021 at 9:59 am

    hermia should bring Demitrius to her father and say she wants to marry him now but Demitrius loves helena ao he will have problems with hermia so he will ask for a divorce so her father has no choice but for her to marry Lyslander and he may love helena but there should be a way to break the curse.
    The 1 note is from helena.
    The 2 note is from hermia.
    The 3 note is from lyslander.
    The 4 note is from demitrius.

  • 4th February 2021 at 10:06 am

    English writting

    1. Helena
    2. Hermia
    3. Demetrius
    4. Lysander

  • 4th February 2021 at 10:09 am

    Dear Demetrius
    I am so sorry to hear about your problem. She still loves you, but you love her no more.What I would do is stay with her. Love her like you used too as love is the mostr beautiful thing in the whole entire world.
    I am sorry about my short reply of mine but I have many more letters to reply to, as this is my job and what I get paid for. I hope this helps!
    Agony Aunt

  • 4th February 2021 at 10:36 am

    English writting

    Dear Demetrius
    I am sorry to hear about your problem and the confusion its causing you. I think you should confess your new feelings, of your love for Helena because you may realize she is the one for you. I think you should tell Hermia you no longer have feelings for her as she had no feeling in the first place.
    I hope you have found me letter helpful.

    From Agony Aunt

  • 4th February 2021 at 11:44 am

    1. You should following him and then come back after some time because he might think your annoying because your following him around.
    2. you should go to a different place to live and get married and live there.
    3. try to find a cuere so you dont love her anymore.
    4.you should live in somewere secret and get marreid there.

  • 4th February 2021 at 11:53 am


    I am sorry to hear about your problem. Hopefully I can help. If you think they are playing a trick on you, then you should just ignore them but I think you should speak with Hermia and see what she is doing or what is going on. It might be a good idea to ask both Demetrius and Lysander too. You should speak to all of them because they’re not bad guys but it does look like a mean trick, if that is what they are doing. It might clear up the confusion. If that doesn’t work, I’d speak to Titania and Oberon, the King and Queen of fairies becai know fairies like to play tricks.
    I hope this helps.

    • 5th February 2021 at 10:09 am

      Great advice Cody! I love the fact that you mention the fairies. Your advice is given in a very calm way – just like it should be.

      You have used modal verbs well in this.

      Mr Bushell

  • 4th February 2021 at 12:05 pm

    the first one writing is helena because she loves demetrius but demetrius hates her.

    hermia is writing the second one because she loves demetrius and demetrius loves her back.

    demetrius is writing the third one because he ates hermi, and he said it to aunt agony.

    the last one was written by lysander because hermia is his girlfriend.

  • 4th February 2021 at 12:48 pm

    English 04/02/2021

    The 1st is from Helena.
    The 2nd is from Hermia.
    The 3rd is from Demetrius.
    The 4th is from Lysander.

    Dear Lysander
    The best thing to do is to try and think about Hermia. Then it will take your mind of helena and you will love Hermia again. Hope this information helped you.
    From agony aunt.

    Dear Demetrius
    Just think about when you hated her and then it will come back to you. You will love Hermia again and hate Helena again. If this doesn’t work send me another letter and I will help. I f the information works every thing will be normal. Lysander has already got a letter.
    From agony aunt

  • 4th February 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Dear Helena,

    I am sorry to hear your problem. I think you should ask Lysander why he has chosen to love Hermia instead of you. I think you should calm down and take about this with Hermia and ask how why Lysander and Demetrius have fallen in love with her. I hope this advice will help you. And also ask this question to Lysander why do you have a change of heart . I hope those advice has helped.

    By agony aunt

  • 4th February 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Letter 1 Helena
    I’m sorry to hear about your problem. I would advise you to ignore the man and talk to your friend openly. You cannot blame her as she didn’t cause a trouble. I hope all will go well for you and you find a new nice boyfriend.

    Letter2 Hermia
    I hope that I can help. I would suggest you investigate what happened to your lovely man, as it sounds weird and suspicious and it sounds like someone used a love potion. Speak to your father, so he can understand how you really feel. All the best and good luck .

    Letter3 Demetrius
    Thank you for your letter. I think you should look deeply in your heart for your true love. Your heart will reveal the answer.

    Letter4 Lysander
    You should convince Hermia’s father about your feelings/plans towards his daughter. You need to show him, what a good husband you can be. Tell him ” I will always protect your daughter and our children. I will provide light to the family everyone will be happy.”

    • 4th February 2021 at 9:21 pm

      Well done Alex.

      Do you think that the advice would be different if the agony aunt knew about Puck and Oberon’s actions?

      Mr Bushell


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