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1 How to Write an Application Letter

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.

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                                                                                          35 Gorky Street, Vladimir 600  (1)                                                                                                                                                                         th May 2010 The Manager, Happy Pizza Restaurant 14 The Mews London W8 9EG Dear 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…
Write Dear Sir/ Madam if you don’t know the person’s name. Dear  Mr/ Mrs/ Ms and the surname if you know the person’s name. Dear Mr Smith, I am writing…

5 Reason for writing I 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 expressions Please 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 Romanova E – 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,

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