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    Default Could anyone check this letter, please?

    MAny thanks in advance. Here's the task:

    INTERNATIONAL BOOKSHOP REQUIRES SUMMER STAFF

    - Do you like books and reading?
    - Do you speak English?
    - Do you have any useful experience?
    Apply to the manager, Mrs Benson, saying why you think you are suitable for a job in our international bookshop.


    Dear Mrs Benson,
    I refer to your advertisement I've seen in the newspaper, and I'm writing to apply.
    I've began reading books at an early age, and I've always been fond of them. Then, working in a bookshop would be a good occasion for me to improve my litterary knowledge.
    I can say I have some useful experience on my background, as I worked in my college library in Italy for a year, while I was studying there.
    Moreover, I have good English speaking skills and I've just taken the Cambridge First Certificate to prove this. Also, since I can speak some German and Dutch too, I think I'm suitable for this job.
    My resume is attached for more details.
    I look forward to your reply,
    Yours faithfully

    M.V.

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    Default Re: Could anyone check this letter, please?

    First sentence:
    I refer to your advertisement I've seen in the newspaper, and I'm writing to apply.
    I write in reply to the advertisement you posted in the newspaper.

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    Default Re: Could anyone check this letter, please?

    Second sentence:
    I've began reading books at an early age, and I've always been fond of them. Then, working in a bookshop would be a good occasion for me to improve my litterary knowledge.
    I started reading books at an early age. I've always been fond of them. Working in a bookshop would be a good chance to improve my literary knowledge.
    Check your spelling!

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    Default Re: Could anyone check this letter, please?

    I can say I have some useful experience on my background, as I worked in my college library in Italy for a year, while I was studying there.
    Moreover, I have good English speaking skills and I've just taken the Cambridge First Certificate to prove this. Also, since I can speak some German and Dutch too, I think I'm suitable for this job.
    While studying in college in Italy, I worked in the library, an experience which may help with this job, I hope. I have good English speaking skills. I just took the Cambridge First Certificate and will be happy to supply the results. I can also speak some German and Dutch.

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    Default Re: Could anyone check this letter, please?

    thank you very much :)

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    Default Re: Could anyone check this letter, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by playful View Post
    Working in a bookshop would be a good chance to improve my literary knowledge.
    Why did you say 'a good chance' instead of 'a good opportunity'? thanks

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