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Letter to the editor of New Hampshire Magazine (USA), August, 2015.

Best Not the Best

My most sincere thanks for the May, 2015, issue. It is totally readable, interesting and enjoyable from cover to cover. (V) In my opinion The Best issues are not of any interest to most of your readers. (VI)

Anne Hunt

Mirror Lake

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Letter to the editor of the magazine Scientific American (Canada), March, 2015.

I was shocked to read there was a placebo-based trial of Ebola vaccines in infected areas. (VII) This seems beyond unethical. (VIII) No one would be okay with this Russian roulette game if it were their own family and friends involved in the study. (IX)

Susan Russell

Boardman, Ore.

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2. Read the underlined sentences again. Then, answer the following questions.

a) Which number criticizes the writer of a text?

b) Which number presents a protest against a fact?

c) Which number praises the magazine?

d) Which number mentions an example as an argument?

e) Which number appeals to an authority to support the author's opinion?

f) Which number recognizes that readers may have different opinions?

3. Now read the excerpt below and check your answers to the questions proposed in the section Before you read…

Letter to the Editor

A letter to the editor is a letter sent to a publication about issues of concern from its readers. Usually, letters are intended for publication. In many publications, letters to the editor may be sent either through conventional mail or electronic mail. Letters to the editor are most frequently associated with newspapers and news magazines. […]

The subject matter of letters to the editor varies widely. However, the most common topics include:

• Supporting or opposing a stance taken by the publication in its editorial, or responding to another writer’s letter to the editor.


• Remarking on materials (such as a news story) that have appeared in a previous edition. Such letters may either be critical or praising.

• Correcting a perceived error or misrepresentation. […]

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