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Unit 10 The right choice

  • Reading

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Writing
  • Writing a job application

    10 Advertisements

    Look at these three job advertisements. What skills and abilities do you need for each job?

    Top Computers are looking for sales assistants. We need people who

    >> are enthusiastic and efficient

    >> have a smart appearance

    >> are computer-literate

    >> have some experience in sales

    For further information phone: 0986 567887


    Highland Hotel We need a receptionist. You must be reliable, confident and patient. Ability to deal with customer problems and take telephone enquiries are essential.

    Please send CV and covering letter to: The Personnel Manager, Highland Hotel, Brompton Street, London SW6 TY8.


    THE EVENING STAR
  • Are you interested in journalism?

  • Do you have excellent English?

  • Are you flexible and able to work under pressure?
    The Evening Star is looking for an assistant to work with experienced journalists. You will be required to work long hours.



    11 Letter of application

    A Read this letter. Which job is Clare applying for? What relevant experience does she have?

    B Now complete the letter with these prepositions.

      Х at Х for Х of Х in Х to Х as Х on

    Dear Sir / Madam

    I am applying 1 ........... the job of hotel receptionist 2 ............. in the Highland Hotel, advertised 3 ............. the Daily Post 4 ............. on 20 September.

    I have always been interested 5 ............. working in the tourist industry, and during the school holidays I used to work part-time 6 ............. a local hotel. Please find details 7 ............. my qualifications and work experience 8 ............. the enclosed curriculum vitae.

    I was a student 9 ............. Croft Secondary School until last July. Since then I have been working 10 ............. a waitress 11 ............. an Italian restaurant. 12 ............. my present job, I have direct contact with customers and I also have to take telephone reservations. In addition, I am very experienced 13 ............. dealing with customer complaints.

    I look forward 14 ............. hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully

    Clare Mitchell


    Dear Sir / Madam

    I am applying for the job of hotel receptionist in the Highland Hotel, advertised in the Daily Post on 20 September.

    I have always been interested in working in the tourist industry, and during the school holidays I used to work part-time in a local hotel. Please find details of my qualifications and work experience in the enclosed curriculum vitae.

    I was a student at Croft Secondary School until last July. Since then I have been working as a waitress in an Italian restaurant. In my present job, I have direct contact with customers and I also have to take telephone reservations. In addition, I am very experienced in dealing with customer complaints.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully

    Clare Mitchell

    12 Writing

    Now write your own job application for one of the jobs above. Follow this plan.

    Dear Sir/ Madam

    I am applying for... (name of job), advertised ... (where and when?)

    I have always been interested in ... (what?), and during the school holidays I used to ... (what relevant experience do you have?). Please find details of my qualifications and work experience in the enclosed curriculum vitae.

    Last year I was a student at... (which school?). Since I left school I... (what have you been doing?). I also have experience of... (mention any other relevant experience you may have).

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully

    Your name

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    Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Writing a profile. Words describing appearance.

    Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Writing a Talk. The Millenium Dome.

    Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Writing a letter of complaint.

    Unit 5.  FAME AND FORTUNE. Writing a composition. The Lottery.

    Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Writing a biography.

    Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Writing a report. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
     

    Unit 8.  WHAT IF ... ? Writing a discursive composition. An ideal job.

    Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Writing a story. My holiday nightmare.

    Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Writing a job application.