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SBU: 2 Eindprodukt: a. draft and finished text of a formal letter to the authorities Needed: dictionary, internet
Je hebt deze opdracht naar behoren uitgevoerd als je een zakelijke brief kunt opstellen waarbij je gebruik maakt van de correcte lay-out van een formele brief en de juiste zakelijke toon kunt treffen.
Situation You have temporary work in Australia, as part of a gap year. You have got a working holiday visa valid for 12 months only. You would like to work an extra two months before returning home. Think of a plausible reason for wishing to work longer than officially allowed. Study the site of the Australian Immigration authorities and apply for an extension by means of a formal letter.
Assignment: Go to the following site to find out about the possibilities of extending your holiday working visa: https://secure.liveinaustralia.com/working/v isa_descriptions_visavalidity.asphttps://secure.liveinaustralia.com/working/v isa_descriptions_visavalidity.asp
Assignment write a letter asking for an extension to: –DIMIA (dept. of Immigration and Indigenous Affairs) –PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 (ACT = Australian Capital Territory) Your letter should give: A) personal data (name, date of birth, address in Australia, place of work in Australia, registration number of working visa – date of arrival in Australia, exact amount of days you have worked). B) reason for wanting to extend your working visa. C) statement on your financial situation. D) personal reference (someone to recommend you – to give extra support to your application for an extension). E) express the hope to receive a reply asap
Assignment for 1 student no teamwork no roleplay Tip: study the lay-out of a formal letter on the next page(s).
Letter Writing Rules In British English there are a number of conventions that should be used when writing a formal/business letter. Furthermore, you try to write as simply and as clearly as possible, and not to make the letter longer than necessary. Remember not to use informal language like contractions.
1) Your Address This should be (hand)written in the top right-hand corner of the letter. However, if you type, use the top left-hand corner. 2) The Address of the person you are writing to This should be written on the left, starting below your address. 3) Write the date Write this on the right on the line after the address you are writing to. Remember: 1 March 200..NOT the first of March... 4) Dear Sir or Madam, If you do not know the name of the person you are writing to, use this. 5) Dear Mr Jenkins, If you know the name, use the title (Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms, Dr, etc.) and the surname only. If you are writing to a woman and do not know if she uses Mrs or Miss, you can use Ms, which is for married and single women. 6) Yours Faithfully If you do not know the name of the person, end the letter this way. 7) Yours Sincerely If you do know the name.
Click to return to the beginning Language of formal and informal letters Look at the following characteristics of letters. Decide whether they apply to formal or informal letters or both. Show your answers by ticking formal, informal, or both. formalinformal begins with Dear... refers to reason for writing uses contractions uses abbreviations uses simple, short sentences uses simple linkers, e.g. then, later has paragraphs is polite could use slang could use exclamation marks (!) ends with Yours sincerely, / Yours faithfully ends with Best wishes / Write soon ends with a signature ends with a signature and a full name printed (or in capitals)