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General Writing Sample Task 1 #65

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop during the holidays.
You decide to apply for the job. Write a letter to the director of the Museum. In your letter:

  • introduce yourself
  • explain what experience and special skills you have
  • explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

IELTS Tip

Yours sincerely and Yours faithfully can both be used to close formal and semi-formal letters. Yours faithfully is used when you don't know the name of the person you are writing to.

Related Topic: Writing a letter

Model answer

Dear Sir/Madam,

Iím writing to apply for the holiday job which you advertised recently in the newspaper. I am a twenty-one-year-old student and I speak English quite well. At present I am in my second year studying History at Lincoln College and I am very keen to have a holiday job this summer. I am extremely good at adding up, so I think I would be an asset to your shop.

My term finishes on 5th July and I am free until 20th September. Last year I worked in a restaurant serving tourists from all over the world and I enjoyed it very much. I would like to have the opportunity to meet people and practise my English again.

I enjoy going to museums and am particularly keen on history. Last year I went to an exhibition of Ancient Greek objects which was held in London. I have often been in your museum and am familiar with the items you have. I do hope you will be interested in my application.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Dimitris Boudramis

(186 words)


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