job applicant passing her documents
writing - text production

a letter of application

1. structure of a letter of application

This is a common structure of a letter of application:

Part of the letterExample
salutation (Anrede)Dear Mr SmithDear Mrs Miller
Dear Sir or Madam (if the addressee is unknown)
the reason you are writing the letter of applicationI read your advertisement on…
I would like to apply for the job as……
your qualifications and experienceI have … years of work experience.
I worked part-time at…
At the moment I am working at……
your qualities/skillsI can communicate well and I am good at…
I am very punctual.I have very good computer skills.
I can speak several languages, such as……
closurePlease find my CV attached.
I look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely, …
task 1: Find the letter of application on this website. Copy the table above (parts of the letter) and replace the examples with quotes from this application.
task 2: Now take a sheet of paper and create a blanko form of a letter of application (blueprint) that displays where to put your address, the company's address, the closure, the salutation...

3. exercises

a) Job advert 1: a hotel

Now choose one job advert.

  1. Read the job ad.
  2. Prepare your letter unsing the table from „1. structure“.
  3. Write a letter of application.

b) job advert II: Call center

  1. Read the job ad.
  2. Prepare your letter unsing the table from „1. structure“.
  3. Write a letter of application.

c) job advert III: waiter / waitress

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  1. Read the job ad.
  2. Prepare your letter unsing the table from „1. structure“.
  3. Write a letter of application.

2. vocabulary

a) various job words

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/words/jobs.htm

b) different jobs

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/words/berufe.htm

task: Create a mindmap with the jobtitels listed in the link above.

c) skills

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