2 A letter of application includes: 1. Your full address and ;2. The date of writing;3. The job title or the name of the person who you are writing to and the name of the organization;4. The greeting;5. Paragraph 1 mentions where you found out about the vacancy and names the job you are applying for;6. Paragraph 2 presents you to the employer, explains why you want to apply for the position.;7. Paragraph 3 mentions your previous work experience ( if any),skills and abilities that make you suitable for the job and suggests ways of getting in touch with you;8. Closing Expressions;9. The ending;10. Your signature;11. Your full name printed underneath.
3 (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (2) 35 Gorky Street, 35 Gorky Street,Vladimir 600 (1) th May 2010The Manager,Happy Pizza Restaurant14 The MewsLondon W8 9EGDear Sir/ Madam,I am writing in reply to your advertisement in the Times for waiters to work in your new Russian café.At the moment I am a third-year student at Vladimir Teacher Training College studying English and Spanish. I would like to work for you in order to experience and practice English. I was impressed by the service provided by your staff when I visited London last summer. I am hoping that I shall now have a chance to help give this sort of service to other customers.I have had no real work experience yet, but from my farm work in my home village I know how to work in a team. However, I hope that you will be kind enough to give me an interview so that I can explain myself better. I have also given my address above so that you can contract me that way if you wish.I am enclosing my CV for your consideration.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours faithfully,Alexander Popov(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)
4 Greeting Dear Mr Smith, I am writing… WriteDear Sir/ Madam if you don’t know the person’s name.Dear Mr/ Mrs/ Ms and the surname if you knowthe person’s name.Dear Mr Smith,I am writing…
5 Reason for writingI am writing to apply for the post /position of… as advertised in…I am writing in reference to your advertisement in…With reference to your advertisement in … I am interested in applying for the position of…I am writing regarding your advertisement in…I am writing to you in regard of your enquiry.I am writing to inform you…Further to our telephone conversation…I am writing in response to your advertisement in Sunday’s edition of …
6 Your experience I gained some experience while… My qualifications include…I am currently…At the moment I …
7 CV As you can see from the attached CV, … Please find attached my CV.As you can see from the attached CV, …As you will see from the enclosed CV, …I am enclosing my CV for your consideration.I have enclosed my C.V. and would be glad to supply any further information required.
8 Closing expressionsPlease do not hesitate to contact me if/ should you require further information.I am available for interview at your convenience.I look forward to hearing from you.I enclose my reference from my present employer.I would be grateful if you would consider my application.Please let me know if you need any further information.I look forward to meeting you to discuss employment opportunities.
9 Signing off (Ending) If Dear + name: Yours sincerely, If Dear Sir/Madam: Yours faithfully,Dear +name or Dear Sir/Madam: Yours,
10 Formal letters are characterized by: Formal greetings and endings, e.g. Dear Mr. Brown… Yours sincerely (when you know the person’s name), Dear Sir/Madam… Yours faithfully ( when you don’t know the person’s name).Formal vocabulary/ set phrases, e.g. I am writing to apply for the position of… .Formal linkers/ phrases, e.g. For this reason, therefore, however.The use of the passive, e.g. I can be contacted… .The use of full forms , e.g. I have always been interested in… ( Not: I’ve always… )
11 A - I look forward to hearing from you. Put the following in the right order, and then rewrite the letter in paragraphs adding a greeting and your name.A - I look forward to hearing from you.B – Apart from selling some home-made things at a school fair, I have had no experience of working as a salesperson. However, I think I would enjoy working in the shop as I am always happy to help people.C – I am writing in reply to your advertisement for the position of a shop assistant advertised in the Times. I would like to apply for the position.D – Yours faithfully,Maria RomanovaE – I am 16 years old and live in Moscow, Russia. At the moment I am in the 11th form but I am finishing school this June. I would like to get some working experience before going to university.F – If you require any further information, I can be contacted by phone on I am also enclosing my CV for your information.G – I am interested in communicating with people. My teacher thinks I will get a very good mark in my English examination, so I will be able to help both Russian and foreign customers.H – Dear Sir/ madam,