GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 182
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
A restaurant has advertised in a newspaper that a waiter/waitress is required for evening work. It has also mentioned that the prospective candidate should have some experience.
Write a letter to Mr Moore describing your previous experience and explaining why you would be suitable for the job.
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Mr Moore,
Model Answer 1:
Dear Mr Moore,
I recently came across an advertisement in a local newspaper, in which you have sought a qualified waiter or waitress to work for your restaurant during the evening shift. I would try to avail this opportunity since I have some solid working experience in the same field, and I feel passionate about working in this position.
To give details about my experience, I have worked as a part-time waiter at one of the busiest restaurants in our town, while attending my high school, where I used to serve more than a hundred customers, pretty much, on a regular basis. Apart from that, I also have experience working at a residential hotel as a guest service executive for almost a year where I learned how to serve customers with great patience under some trying circumstances. I am energetic, and I love to work with people. Finally, I also have a diploma in Business Administration with a good GPA.
So, based on the experiences that I have already gathered, along with my business degree, I think that I should be able to handle the pressure of being a waiter, no matter what shift you would want me to work for.
I hope to meet you in a formal interview and discuss this further.
Model Answer 2:
Dear Mr Moore,
I am writing to express my interest in the waiter/waitress position that your restaurant advertised in a daily newspaper a couple of days ago. I have some previous experience in the food service industry, and I believe that my skills and experience make me a qualified candidate for the position.
I have worked as a waitress at a busy restaurant for over three years. During this time, I have gained experience in taking orders, serving food and drinks, and handling payments. I have also learned how to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask and prioritise tasks effectively. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of customers and have learned how to provide excellent customer service.
I am a hardworking and dedicated individual who is passionate about providing a great dining experience for customers. I am also a fast learner and am always willing to take on new responsibilities. I am confident that my skills and experience make me a suitable candidate for the job, and I would be honoured to be a part of your team.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to hearing from you soon.