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Name and address
of the person or
business you are
Dear Mr/Mrs Smith, Dear Sir/Madam,
Paragraph 1: reasons for writing; where you saw the advert
Paragraph 2 : reasons for applying; why you are a good candidate for the job; personality
Paragraph 3 : mention your CV ; availability; thanks ; closing greetings
I look forward to hearing from you
Yours sincerely Yours faithfully,
Sign the letter
Write your full name
Layout (this is how the letter is set out on the page)
1 Write your address in the top right-hand corner
2 Write the date below your address leaving a gap of one line
3 Write the name and address of the person you are writing to starting
below the date and aligned to the left
4 Start your letter with Dear Sir/Madam if you don´t know the person´s
name or Dear Mr/Miss/Ms/Mrs and their Surname
5 Then write your letter using a new paragraph for each main point
6 Finish with Yours faithfully if you don´t know the person´s name
or Yours sincerely if you know their name,
7 Then write your signature below and also print your name below
Use Dear Sir/Madam and Yours faithfully if you don´t know the
Never write your name before your address
Write the house or flat number first followed by the name of the
street (using capitals for both the name and street)
If you are enclosing something with the letter write enc or encs
(plural) below your printed name)
In the main contents of the letter always give the reason for
writing first. Then use a new paragraph for each separate point.
Style of Language
It is important to get the tone and style of language right in a
Don´t use contractions for example write "do not" instead of" don
Be polite even if it´s a letter of complaint.
Try to be clear and don´t include extra details unless it is
There are different types of formal letters in English. You need to
think about what you want to achieve by writing your letter.
Is it a letter of enquiry?A letter of complaint? Of application? or a
letter of apology?
You see this advert
Write a letter applying
for this job.
Liverpool Daily News
The City Tourist Information centre is looking for
a part-time Assistant (16+)
Saturdays and /or Sundays
Send CV and cover letter to Mrs Cristina Cabal,
12 West Way, Liverpool, L1 7FX
64 Kings Road
City Tourist Information Centre L3 4FE
12 West Way
Liverpool 19th February 2013
Dear Mrs Cabal,
I am writing to apply for the position of Part-Time Assistant at the Tourist
Information centre, which was advertised recently in the Liverpool daily News.
I am very interested in this job because I hope to do a degree in Tourism in the
future. I already have some experience in this area because last summer I
worked as a tour guide in the city centre, which I really enjoyed. I am hard-
working and reliable and I enjoy working with people.I also speak some French
I enclose my CV and would be happy to provide references on request. I
would be available to work on Saturdays or Sundays. Thank you for
considering my application. I look forward to hearing from you.
Now, it is your turn!!
Plan a letter to apply for
Saturday Jobs at Music
We are looking for Customer Assistants to
Apply to Music Mania,
The High Street, Foxton
Write your address at the top-right
Write the date below your address. Leave a
gap of one line
Write the name of the business and its
Do you know the name of the person you are
writing to? Write Dear Mr/Mrs .. if you know it
; write Dear Sir/Madam …..if you don’t.
Paragraph 1. Reason for writing; where
you saw the advert
Start with “I am writing....” (don’t forget you
cannot use contractions)
… which was advertised….
Paragraph 2: reasons for applying; why
you are a good candidate for the job
Start with “I am very interested in this job…”
Don’t forget to include relevant qualities for the
Paragraph 3: mention your CV and your
work experience; thanks and closing
You can use . “ I enclose my CV” , “I can
provide references on request” , “I would
be available to work …” “thank you for”
“I look forward to hearing from you”
End the letter
If you know the name of the person , end with
“Yours faithfully” ; if you don’t know it , end
Don’t forget to sign the letter and write your