Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Writing Task 1 (General) Ex.1

Here is a typical Writing Task 1 task found in the General Training Module.

You have seen an advertisment for a part-time job that you are interested in. Write a letter of apllication to the personnel manager

You should say

  • briefly introduce yourself and provide education history.
  • if you have any working experience.
  • when you would be available to work.

You should spend 20 minutes on this task and write about 150 words.

See teacher's comment for model answer.


Blogger teacher said...

Dear Sir / Madam,

In response to your advertisement for part-time evening/Saturday staff in “ The Camden Herald” (21/7/99), I should like to apply for one of the positions [I should like to be considered for one of the positions].

I am 21 years old, and a second year Business Studies student at Camden Polytechnic. I have “O” levels in mathematics, and “A” levels in Economics, English and Geography. Although I was born in -------- I speak, read and write English fluently. I live in the International Students’ Hostel, about 20 minutes’ walk from the main shopping centre of Camden.

My work experience has so far been limited to a variety of temporary/ holiday jobs, starting at age 16, with a Saturday job in a local grocer’s shop. Three summers ago ( in 1996) I spent ten weeks working in a hospital kitchen. At Christmas 1997, I worked for 3 weeks in a large department store in London ( as a shop assistant in the menswear department. Six months ago, I was employed by............ In the ticket office........( Etc)

As my classes finish at 3.30 pm every weekday, I am free to work any time after 4pm, as well as all day Saturdays.

I enclose a brief CV, and 2 references. I enjoy dealing with the general public, and have been commended for my reliability and helpfulness.

I would be grateful if you would consider my application and grant me an interview. I can be contacted by phone at any time of the day or evening.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

8:00 pm  

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