Letter of application
DO say which job you are applying for and where and when you saw it advertised. You can invent a newspaper and date if you need to.
DO organise your application so that you mention each of the areas in the advertisment.
DON’T make mistakes with time expressions and tenses.
DON’T forget to mention why you think you are suitable.
DO say when and how you can be contacted.
DO begin and end your letter as you would other formal letters.
– I have always been interested in (using English in my work).
– One of the main reasons I am applying for this job is that (I want to work in England).
– I have a lot of experience of (dealing with the public).
– I am available to start work (at any time/from the end of the month).
– Thank you for considering my application.
– I would be grateful if you would (send me further details of the job).
– I can be contacted (on 0123 45 67 89) at any time.
– I can be contacted (at the above address).
– I look forward to hearing from you soon.
DO state the topic in your first sentence, but use your own words.
DON’T start by saying/agree with this – your essay should present your own argument.
DO include supporting detail for the points in each paragraph.
DO use linking expressions to introduce points.
DON’T forget to express your opinion in the conclusion.
– Some people claim that (your teenage years are the best years of your life).
– It is often said that (TV is a bad influence on young people).
– However, in my view/opinion, …
– Firstly, it is clear that (money cannot buy happiness).
– While it is true that (computer games are stimulating, they may not be good for you in the long term).
– From my point of view, (job satisfaction is more important than a large salary).
– Finally, it is important to remember that…
– On balance then, I feel that…
– To sum up/In conclusion, it seems to me that…