Last Updated: 29th January 2023
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 this letter to express my interest in the waiter/waitress position that your restaurant has recently advertised in a daily newspaper called the Mirror. I have some experience working in the food service industry, and I also believe that my skills and experience make me a deserving candidate for the job.
As for my experience, I have worked as a waitress at a busy downtown restaurant for over three years. During this time, I have gained practical experience – taking orders, serving food and drinks, and handling online orders and payments. I have also learned to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, solve customer complaints, and prioritise tasks effectively. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to serve a diverse range of customers and have learned how to provide excellent customer service.
I am a hardworking and dedicated individual interested in providing a great dining experience to customers. I am also a quick learner and always willing to take on new responsibilities. I am confident that my skills and experience make me a fitting candidate for the job, and I would be honoured to be a part of your esteemed team.
I hope to meet you and discuss my candidacy for the job position.