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

crop unrecognizable person taking photo of night city on smartphone
writing - text production, E-GK 10-5 xtra: Oral exam, Vocabulary

1. wordpower: describing pictures

1) general description

Wh-Questions: What, When, Where, Who, (How)?

  • It’s a photo / a picture / a painting / a drawing
  • It is colored / black and white
  • In the picture I can see…
  • The picture shows…
  • The title of this picture is
  • There is…/
  • There are…
  • It is in/at
  • I see…
  • This photo was taken by/in…

2) detailed description

Talk about the different areas of the pictures as detailed as possible, but only name the important bits.

  • In the upper left-hand corner there are
  • At the top there is
  • In the upper right-hand corner there is
  • On the left …
  • On the right …
  • In the middle …
  • In the bottom left-hand corner …
  • In the bottom right hand corner …
  • At the bottom …
  • In the foreground …
  • In the background …
  • Out of focus …
  • In focus …

3) What are the people doing?

What are the people wearing? What are they doing? Use the Simple Progressive-Form.

  • She is wearing…
  • They are wearing…
  • The person looks happy/sad/young/old…
  • The is eating…
  • The person is thinking about…

4) What’s your opinion about the picture?

  • I don’t like the picture because
  • I like picture because…

vocabulary

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

Working in group. Enthusiastic young people sitting in circle and holding their devices while having an exciting group discussion at the lesson
writing - text production, talking - conversation, E-GK 10-5 xtra: Oral exam, Vocabulary

4. wordpower: comment on the cartoon

When you have described the cartoon it’s time to comment on it. Perhaps a discussion will start. Three tips for your comment:

  1. Give your personal opinion of the cartoon and explain it
  2. Do you think it is easy to understand the cartoon?
  3. Do you agree with the cartoonist’s opinion?

Remember your cartoon that you worked on (see 3. wordpower: analyzing cartoons).

exercise: Now comment on your cartoon. Use the 3 steps and the vocabulary aids below.
In ein Thema einführenNow, we are talking about…/discussing….
It’s all about….
This leads us to the question: ….
die eigene MeinungAs far as I’m concerned…
I think…/ I don’t think…
In my opinion…
As far as I know…
My honest opinion is…
I believe that…/ I don’t believe that
I’ve never come across the idea that…
I’m convinced that…
The way I see it…
It seems to me that…
zustimmenI agree with…
I totally/fully/partly agree with….
Exactly.
That’s an important point
Protestieren, dagegen seinI don’t agree with…
I wouldn’t say that…
I don’t think so….
That can’t be right…
I Don’t agree at all…
however…
It’s hard to say…
I’m sorry, but…
Can/May I add something?
Sorry to interrupt you, but…
Abwägen, sich auf Argumente beziehenI must admit that….
You’re right up to a point…
You could be right….
One the one hand it’s true that… but you shouldn’t forget that…
I can understand that… but….
One the one hand… on the other hand….
That’s a matter of opinion.
Beweise finden / behauptenAs a matter of fact….
That’s why…
Opinion among experts is that….
Everybody knows that…
NachfragenWhat do you think?
What’s your opinion about…?
Would you like to say something?
What do you mean?
What are your ideas?
What are you trying to say?

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