*To the letter is an English idiom meaning exactly, following every detail.
Acknowledgements: activity inspired by Norman Coe's Writing Skills: A problem-solving approach, CUP, 1983
1. Fast reading. Time yourself. You have 15 seconds to SCAN the letter below and say what the purpose for writing was. Choose ONE of the four options.
Why do this? A fast glimpse at the letter will help you understand
what the letter is about on the whole (without having to read and understand
word by word). Fast reading is useful: