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.

1 Comments:

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 ( ....name....) 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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