# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 36 стр.

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Job Application
Explain clearly which post / job you are applying for and, if you are responding to
an advertisement, say where you saw it and when. Give all the necessary informa-
tion about yourself, including age, qualifications, past employment, relevant ex-
perience and any special hobbies or interests, and explain why you are particularly
interested in this post. Use a new paragraph for each main topic. It's also helpful to
say when you would be available to attend an interview.
Useful language:
I am interested in applying for the post of... which was
advertised in 'The Globe' on 22nd September.
My reason for applying is that I would like to broaden my
experience and also ...
I would be able to attend an interview at any time which is
convenient to you.
Other application
Explain clearly what you are applying for, where you heard about it and, if appro-
priate, who you represent. Give all the necessary information about your applica-
tion, explaining how you intend to use the opportunity/ money, what you hope to
achieve, and why this is important or worthwhile.
Useful language:
I am interested in applying for the grant/ scholarship which
-was advertised/mentioned in an article in last weeks Globe on Sunday.
-I learnt about from my tutor/ the college notice board.
The reason for my/ our application is that this grant/ scholarship would
-enable me/us to gain valuable practical experience
-make a real difference to my/our work/project.
Apology
Explain why you are apologising, give reasons for your behaviour, express regret
for the damage/inconvenience/offence which has been caused and promise not to
let it happen again or to make up for what you've done, as appropriate:
Useful language:
I am writing to apologise/I sincerely apologise
for (not) (+ -ing)
for the fact that (+ clause)
I'm so/really sorry (not) to have
(+ p. part)
I (do) hope you will forgive me for (not) (+ -ing)
I assure you that it/this will never happen again.
Complaint
In the
first paragraph,
explain the reason for writing and in the
next,
explain ex-
actly what the problem is. Give all the necessary details about where and when it
happened and who was involved. Give other relevant information in
further para-
graphs if necessary. In the final paragraph, explain what action you want to be
taken.
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Job Application
Explain clearly which post / job you are applying for and, if you are responding to
an advertisement, say where you saw it and when. Give all the necessary informa-
tion about yourself, including age, qualifications, past employment, relevant ex-
perience and any special hobbies or interests, and explain why you are particularly
interested in this post. Use a new paragraph for each main topic. It's also helpful to
say when you would be available to attend an interview.
Useful language:
I am interested in applying for the post of... which was
advertised in 'The Globe' on 22nd September.
My reason for applying is that I would like to broaden my
experience and also ...
I would be able to attend an interview at any time which is
convenient to you.
Other application
Explain clearly what you are applying for, where you heard about it and, if appro-
priate, who you represent. Give all the necessary information about your applica-
tion, explaining how you intend to use the opportunity/ money, what you hope to
achieve, and why this is important or worthwhile.
Useful language:
I am interested in applying for the grant/ scholarship which …
-was advertised/mentioned in an article in last week’s “Globe on Sunday.”
-I learnt about from my tutor/ the college notice board.
The reason for my/ our application is that this grant/ scholarship would
-enable me/us to gain valuable practical experience…
-make a real difference to my/our work/project.
Apology
Explain why you are apologising, give reasons for your behaviour, express regret
for the damage/inconvenience/offence which has been caused and promise not to
let it happen again or to make up for what you've done, as appropriate:
Useful language:
I am writing to apologise/I sincerely apologise
for (not) (+ -ing)
for the fact that (+ clause)
I'm so/really sorry (not) to have (+ p. part)
I (do) hope you will forgive me for (not) (+ -ing)
I assure you that it/this will never happen again.
Complaint
In the first paragraph, explain the reason for writing and in the next, explain ex-
actly what the problem is. Give all the necessary details about where and when it
happened and who was involved. Give other relevant information in further para-
graphs if necessary. In the final paragraph, explain what action you want to be
taken.