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FCE Formal Letter Template

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This is a formal letter homework composition task for FCE students.

Here is the handout to download:!255&authkey=!ACDsTegJ0jAHuF4

Paragraph plan:

  1. Why are you writing? I am writing……………………………..
  2. Personal details and relevant experience.
  3. Reason for applying and why you would be good for the job.
  4. Availability for interview.

If you know the person’s name finish with Yours sincerely, if you don’t finish with Yours faithfully,

Read the following sample letter first and base yours on it.

Dear Mrs Sykes,

I am writing in connection with your advertisement displayed in the local youth centre and I would like to apply for the post of Activities Co-ordinator.

I am 18 years of age and I am used to working with children because I babysit my neighbour’s sons regularly. I train in the gym twice a week and I often go hiking to the countryside with my friends. In addition to this, I have a lifesaving certificate and have enjoyed swimming since I was a child.

My reason for applying for this position is that I am keen on combining my experience in swimming with my wide knowledge of the countryside which I think it will be interesting for the children.

I would be available to attend an interview on any day at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,


Task: You see this advertisement in an English language magazine.

Global Music shops

Rock Classical Pop Jazz

We are looking for people to work in our international music shops for three months in the summer.

  • Are you interested in music?
  • Do you have any useful experience?
  • Is your level of English good?

Apply to our manager, Mr. Boston, saying that you think you are suitable for the job in one of our music shops.

Write your letter of application (120-180 words). Do not write any postal addresses.


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