Letter Sample #158 – An English-speaking woman has advertised for someone to help her

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 158

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Mrs Barrett, an English-speaking woman who lives in your town has advertised for someone to help her in her home for a few hours a day next summer.

Write a letter to this woman. In your letter,

  • suggest how you could help her in her home
  • say why you would like to do this work
  • explain when you will and will not be available

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Mrs Barrett,


Model Answer:

Dear Mrs Barrett,

I just came across your advertisement in one of our national daily newspapers in which you have asked for someone to help you at your home for a few hours a day. I am writing to offer my help.

The advertisement also says that you need help the next summer which is exactly what I am looking for. In fact, next summer, I hope to do some kind of part-time job in order to earn some extra cash. Now, here are the types of things I would be able to do in order to help you. Well, first of all, I can mow the lawn for you with the little mowing machine I have. I can also wash your car. Apart from doing all these things, I can also do some grocery shopping for you once in a while.

Now about why I need that extra cash, I want it because I will have to buy my own laptop to help me with my university studies and lessons. For your further information, I will be available pretty much every day from 7 am to 7 pm except on Tuesday.

Yours sincerely,

Mendiz Murali

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