87—2 Berezovaya Street
September 15, 2008
Mr Michael Cartwright
23 Market Street
Dear Mr Cartwright,
I am writing with regard to your advertisement in The Moscow
Times last week. I am interested in teaching Maths to primary children
in your camp in Tanzania as my ambition is to become a teacher.
I am an eighteen-year-old student at Moscow State Pedagogical University majoring in Maths. I am tall, slim but physically fit as I am a good sportsman. I consider myself responsible, outgoing and sociable, and I enjoy working with children.
I wonder if you could tell me how long I would be expected to work as I am only available during July and August. Could you also inform me what sort of accommodation you provide?
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Task 2. 35—11 Leninsky Avenue Moscow 11564520 May 2008 Burger King Corporation 5 Leninsky Avenue Moscow 115645Dear Sir or Madam,I am writing to apply for the job of team member that was advertised in last Sunday’s edition of TheMoscow News.I am a second-year student at the College of Trade and Management. In the future, I want to run my own restaurant so I would like to gain the first-hand experience of working in an organisation that has western roots. I have already had some experience of working for McDonalds Restaurant so I know how to work in a team.I would be obliged if you could inform me how much the wage would be per hour, and how many hours a day I would be expected to work.I enclose my CV and would be grateful for the opportunity of an interview.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours faithfully,Vadim Egorov
Task 3. 28—89 Pilotov Street St. Petersburg 196210 Russia5 May 2008 Sparta Adventures Camp 5 Zalokosta Street Athens Attica 10671 GreeceDear Sir/Madam,I am writing to apply for the job of group leader at your Summer Camp in Athens, which I saw in The St. Petersburg Times yesterday.First of all, I speak fluent English and I passed the FCE exam with an A. I am a member of the local football club, and also play volleyball regularly. I don’t have any health problems.Although I have never been a group leader before, I am a President of my class at school. I think I would make a good group leader because I am friendly and get on well with people, especially children.I wonder if you could tell me what sort of accommodation you provide and whether it is possible to work during the period 15–30 July.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely,Anton Boinov
Task 4. 99—12 Lenina Street Ekaterinburg 620073 Russia25 November 2008 Mr David Wight Teddington Studios Broom Road Teddington Middlesex TW11 9NT EnglandDear Mr Wight,I am writing in response to your advertisement in The Russia Journal, in which you invite applications from young actors for a new TV serial Lily Allen & Friends.I am very interested in this job because I am fond of theatre. I take part in the school play every year, and at present we are rehearsing the New Year play. I am also a good student as I generally do well in tests. My best subject is English and I have passed the FCE exam with an A. I don’t think I am a ‘born leader’, but I like making decisions.I would be grateful if you could inform me how much the salary would be and what sort of accommodation you provide. I enclose a photo as requested.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely,Phillip Dombrovsky
Task 5. Flat 12521 Izumrudnaya StreetMoscow 129327RussiaApril 10, 2008 Manchester International College 425 Wilmslow Road Manchester M20 4AF United KingdomDear Sir or Madam,I have read your advertisement published in The Student News on April 5th and I am writing to apply for a scholarship to attend an English language course at your college this summer.I am a sixteen-year-old student and I have been learning English for eight years. I have passed the FCE examination in December with excellent results.I want to study in Britain because it is the best way to improve my speaking skills. I believe I would make the most of the opportunity to attend an English course because I am very motivated and hard-working.I wonder if you could tell me how many hours per week I would be expected to study and whether you provide any accommodation.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours faithfully,Anna Belova
Task 6. 89 Gorky Street Sochi 354000 Russia25 May 2008 ZY Cruises PO Box 500 Southampton SO4 5TR UKDear Sir/Madam,I am writing to apply for the job of waiter on your Mediterranean cruise ships, which was advertised in The Local News yesterday. I love the idea of going on a cruise and I feel I am just the person you need.I am a nineteen-year-old student at Sochi College of Food. I worked as a waiter in a local bar last summer and I am interested in getting some experience of working for a foreign company.I speak fluent English and I am quite a cheerful person with a good sense of humour. I also think that I am hard-working and reliable.I wonder if you could tell me what salary I could expect to have and whether the food on board is free of charge.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours faithfully,Andrew Alimov