Informal letter: info for a job in a hotel in my area
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I'm currently studying to take the CAE exam (book: Objective CAE) and I've just written an informal letter, I was wondering if you could give me some tips and correct my mistakes as I don't know any natives who could give me a hand with my pieces of writing. Whatever the answer, thanks in advance! :)
Task: An english friend of yours wrote to you some time ago asking about the possibilities of working in a hotel near where you live. Here is an extract from her letter.
As you know I'm studying hotel management and as part of the course, I'm expected to get a holiday job working in a hotel. You mentioned once before that there are some great hotels near where you live. Could you let me know the name of one which you think would be good to work in? It would be even better if you could find out who I should contact...
Unfortunately you have been very busy so you have not replied to her letter until now. Write to your friend to:
- apologise for the delay in writing back
- give information about a hotel and the person to contact
- suggest suitable dates for holiday jobs
- give some information about what has been happening in your life since you were last in touch with your friend
- ask some questions about your friend
Write about 250 words.
Itís so nice to finally hear from you! Too bad I couldnít answer until now because Ė believe me! Ė Iíve been
really busy working lately (you know, I was almost in the red and I needed to do a bit of overtime). But itís
ok now, I finally have some spare time to fill however I want to!
About your question Ė yes, I actually know a hotel in which you could work. And guess what? The owner is
a friend of mine! Itís a three-star resort around an hourís drive from here. Call this phone number and ask
for James. Tell him that you need a job and that I said to you to contact him. I think you should ask for the
job in july: you wonít get bored (thereís always a lot of people during high season) and youíll be paid more.
Heís very likely to hire you as a waiter in the hotelís restaurant. The salary should be good but youíll need
to find somewhere to sleep by yourself because they wonít let you live in a room of the hotel. It would
mean losing some money and for money any commercial activity would do anything. :P
By the way, lots of stuff happened since we last got in touch! Youíd never believe it, but Iíve been flirting
with an absolutely charming girl for quite some time now. I think sheíll become my fiancťe VERY soon,
and Iím very excited about it. Sheís not very tall, but sheís got red hair and a surprising intelligence. Jump
around when you feel like it, I could introduce her to you: Iím pretty sure youíll like her.
How about you? How are you getting on with your new roommates? Iím curious, we havenít had a good
chat in a very long time!
All the best,