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  1. Writing a letter of application

  2. Format 26 Brookbank Road, Chalkside, Surrey SN 5 3BQ The Managing Director, (sender’s address) Sinton Experts LTD, 3 Castle Chmabers, Chalkside, Surrey. (recipient’s address) December, 10th 2012 (date) Dear Sir, (salutation)

  3. Getting started: What information do you think you should include in a lettter or application?Choosse from the list. • Workexperience • Whatyou are doingnow • Personal qualities • Hobbies • Job titleapplyingfor • Salaryyouwouldliketoget • Howmuchyouwantthejob • Where/whenyousawitadvertised • Qualifications • Family status

  4. Workexperience √ • Whatyou are doingnow √ • Personal qualities √ • Hobbies × • Job titleapplyingfor √ • Salaryyouwouldliketoget × • Howmuchyouwantthejob √ • Where/whenyousawitadvertised √ • Qualifications √ • Family status ×

  5. Which of the following greetings and salutations are appropriate for a letter of application? Why? • 1. Dear Sir/Madam, • Yours faithfully, • 2. Dear Sally Brown. • Love, • 3. Dear Mr Carver, • Yours sincerely, • 4. Dear Mr Davies, • Yours,

  6. 1. Dear Sir/Madam, √ • Yours faithfully, • 2. Dear Sally Brown, × (do not start with Dear+person’s full name) • Love, • 3. Dear Mr Carver, √ • Yours sincerely, • 4. Dear Mr Davies, × ( the ending is too informal) • Yours,

  7. Read the letter and complete the paragarph plan: age/qualifications reasons for writing closing remarks experience/personality • DearMrSavage, 1 I am writingtoapplyforthe position of part-time shop assistant at theCobweb records as advertised in TheEvening Post yesterday. 2 I am aneighteen-year-oldstudent. I am currentlystudyingMusic at Preston College. 3 I havesomeexperience as I worked in a departmentstorelastsummer. I am veryfriendly and polite, which I believe are necessaryqualitiesfordealingwithcustomers. I am alsohardworking and don’tmindworkingshifts. 4 I hope youwillconsider me forthejob. I wouldbehappytoattendan interview. I look forward tohearingfromyousoon. • Yourssincerely, • Simon Smith • Par 1 Par 2 • Par 3 Par 4

  8. Par 1 reason for writing • Par 2 age/qualifications • Par 3 experience/personality • Par 4 closing remarks

  9. Which of the following characterise the style of the letter? • Personal, chatty • Polite • Everydaylanguage • Short forms • Full forms • Formal phrasalverbs • A formal lettersoundspolite (I hope youwillconsider me forthejob, I wouldbehappytoattendan interview, ...), uses full forms (I am currently) and formal phrasalverbs (I look forward to...)

  10. Find formal expressions in the letter that match the informal ones before.

  11. Your turn • Yousawanadvertisement in TheCitizennewspaperlastMonday. Write a letter of application. • WANTED • Part-time waiter/waitresstoworkweekends at Streets Café. • ▪ Someexperiencerequired • ▪ Goodrates of pay • ▪ Livelypersonalityanasset • ▪ Apply in writingtoMrField, PO Box 64