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Exploratory task 1.7

Read the following job-application letter and underline the features that are recommended for a good job seeking letter.

Dear Mr. Hull, I saw your advertisement in the paper and am very interested in working on your farm. I am a student a need more practice with my English. I was hoping to come to Great Britain. Working for you would be an ideal solution. I am 18 years old and very fit. Although I have never worked on the farm before, I am used to working hard. It would be fun to work with cows and sheep if needed. Could you please let me know how long you would want me for, how many hours a day, and what the minimum wages per hour would be. I would also like to know if there will be other students on the farm and where I would be sleeping. I enclose a photo as you requested. I will find a reference if you so wish. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours sincerely, Dave Hopkins.

Recommended features

Using business (not private) letter format, referring to how your learned about the job vacancy, addressing the letter to who will hire you, using appropriate terminology for the field you want to work in, highlighting your strong points by placing them at the beginning of middle paragraphs, emphasizing what you can contribute but not gain doing the job, showing that you are unique for the job, showing how you will satisfy employer's needs

Rewrite the above job application letter to produce a better impression of yourself and to stand a better chance of getting a job. Use the following format

Opening Tell what job you are writing about I am writing in response to the advertisement in
Objective State clearly the job you want to do and why you think you will be best to do it I am interested in the position of My experience is
Action Describe how you can be useful for the company I am very much motivated to
Polite closing Be positive and express hope I look forward to hearing from you and to


A frequent format of teaching to write is an essay.There are the following types of essays for teaching: descriptionof an object, a process or an event, comparisonof views, processes or events for similarities, contrastof views, processes or events for differences, discussionof a problem, evaluationof circumstances, propositions or consequences,commentingon a concept, proposition or event, interpretinga concept, proposition, image or event. Among others the students can use the following format of writing an essay:

Topic introduction Topic development Topic restatement


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