General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 73 - You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum
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IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:
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 have decided 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
You should write at least 150 words.
You do NOT need to write any address.
Sample Answer 1:
I am, Mrs Shanthy, working in a private organisation as a Clerk. I have seen an advertisement published in the Newspaper on last Sunday about the vacancy available in City Museum shop. I would like to apply for the above post as a part-time employee to work on holidays.
I am a graduate in accounting and I have sound knowledge on customer care. Since I am currently involving in the business field, I could manage the position which will be taking over from your organisation. Also, I have a background on antique collection during my school days. I know the value of a museum and its advantages to the public. In this way, I could increase the number of customers attend to the museum every day. I could ensure to implement a security system in the museum to protect the valuable item.
The reason for applying this position is to involve in an interesting field of job. At the same time to utilise my holidays as meaningful. I would be thankful if you could kindly consider my application for the above-mentioned post.
I am writing to apply for the holiday job at your City Museum shop that was posted in the newspaper last week. I am a student at the local Lincon College studying history major. We are currently on our summer break and I was hoping to gain some valuable work experience related to my field during this time.
We will have summer holidays from 1st June to 30th August. I will be free during these days so I would be able to work full time or part time as per your requirements. I worked in a local history Museum in my hometown for 6 months. In addition to that, I am quite good with computers and numbers. I believe I would be a great asset for you.
I have been interested in history since I was a child. There is no Museum in this city that I haven't been to. I love your Museum as it has a wide variety of historical objects and abundant audio-visual library to read in.
I believe that my enthusiasm for history and relevant skills will make me a good candidate for this position. Please let me know if I am suitable for the job. I am able to appear for the interview at any time.
Model Answer 3:
I am writing to apply for the holiday job in your museum which you have advertised recently in the newspaper. I am a 35-year-old girl and interested in working in this position. I can speak English, Sinhala and Tamil quite well. I am a teacher in a government school. I teach history and I am very keen to have a holiday job in this summer vacation, specifically in your museum.
Last year, I worked in a large bookshop during my vacation and enjoyed it very much. I would like to meet people and serve my position with my dedication, commitment and hard work. I really love history, because I have a great passion in it and I teach this subject in the school. I enjoyed going to your museums and I spent a considerable amount of time there. I visited your museum with a team a few months ago and I am familiar with this museum that would give me the advantage to work there. I think you will be kind enough to consider me as a suitable candidate for this position.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and further discuss my joining in this position.
[Written by - Ama]