Letter Sample #104 – You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 104

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement in an Australian magazine for someone to live with a family for six months and look after their six-year-old child.

Write a letter to the parents. In your letter

  • explain why you would like the job
  • give details of why you would be a suitable person to employ
  • say how you would spend your free time while you are in Australia

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am Anna Lui from the Philippines, writing in response to an advertisement that I saw a couple of days ago in a magazine. I have prior experience of working in a school and I would like to have a part-time job once I move to Australia. Your house is located within 10 minutes walking distance from the University of Newcastle where I will start my bachelor degree from next July. And I am very keen to look after your child with my best care and attention.

I have worked as a part-time teacher in an elementary school a couple of years ago. Also, being the eldest among the siblings, I also have looked after my brother and two sisters. I love to spend time with little children who are an absolute delight to be around. Besides, my academic results are excellent and being fluent in English would help me communicate with your children effectively. I consider myself a deserving candidate for the job to look after your six-year-old child.

After I move to Australia next July, I guess I will be busy with my university studies and spend time with your child for at least six months. Also, as a passionate blogger, I might travel to a few places and write about them in my blog.

I am hoping that you would employ me to look after your child for at least six months.

Yours faithfully,

Anna Lui

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