Session #n30: LETTERS OF APPLICATION
When you write a letter applying for a job or a course, you should include the following information:
🔹 A) in the opening remarks/reason(s) for writing
• the name of the job/course, where and when you saw it advertised.
e. g. ... the position of manager advertised in yesterday's Herald.
🔹 B) in the main body paragraphs (paras 2-3-4)
• age, present job an d/or studies (e.g. I am a nineteen-year-old university student )
• qualifications (e.g. I have a BA in French.)
• experience (e.g. I have been working as a waiter tor the past two years.)
• skills and personal qualities that are suitable for the job/course
e.g. I am a good and careful driver. I consider myself to be mature and responsible
🔹 C) in the closing remarks
• any other important information (i e. when you are available for interview, where and when you can be contacted, references you can send, a remark that you hope your application will be considered, etc)
e.g. I will be available for interview in September.
I enclose references from my last two employers.
I look forward to hearing from you.
You usually use:
🔅 the present simple to describe skills/personal qualities
❇️ e.g. I am a patient and reliable person.
🔅 the past simple to talk about past experiences
❇️ e.g. I left schoof in 1994. I worked for General Motors for four years.
🔅 the present perfect to talk about recent work/studies
❇️ e.g. I have been working for LTYU for two years.
❇️ I have recently finished secondary school.
📎 Read about formal letters here:https://t.me/EngMasters/867
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