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Writing Paper Part 2. Task Type: Letter of Application

Should answer the three questions in the job advertisement, and mention some other qualities or skills that would be needed for the job.
Communicative achievement
Formal register. The reader would be informed and would consider offering the applicant the job.
Should have the layout of a formal letter with an appropriate beginning and ending. Should state the reason for writing in the first paragraph ('I am writing in order to apply for the post of Activities Co-ordinator...'). Should be divided into paragraphs but no more than three or four, including the opening and closing sections.
N.B. In the exam you do not have to write addresses.
Language of description. Vocabulary relating to job applications (skills, abilities, personal qualities, etc) Should not contain major errors that lead to misunderstandings or that irritate the reader.


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