GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 115
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You have seen an advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, for someone to teach their two children your language for a year.
Write a letter to the couple. In your letter
- explain why you think you would be suitable for the job
- say what else you could do for the family
- give your reasons for wanting the job
Write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any addresses.
Begin your letter as follows:
Dear Mr and Mrs Frank,
My name is Anita Gilbert, and I am from Poland. I am writing this letter in response to an advertisement, published recently in a popular newspaper, in which you have sought for a Polish language tutor in order to teach your children the language.
I think that I would be a very suitable candidate for this job, mainly because I have a Bachelor degree in Polish literature. I also have taught Polish to children of 8-12 years of age for almost 3 years which has allowed me to learn a great deal about the behaviour of children and what motivates them to learn. Besides, I can also be a very friendly person with enough patience to deal with the children of any age.
Apart from helping your children learn the Polish language, I could also be of assistance in looking after your home and children when you are away. By the way, I want to have this job as it will help me a great deal when doing my Masters degree in Australian and Aboriginal studies next year.
I hope you will consider my skills and enthusiasm to let me teach your children the Polish language.