Letter Sample #115 – You have seen an advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia

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 ……………., 

Model Answer:

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.

Yours faithfully,

Anita Gilbert

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