Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 31, 2016

LETTER OF APPLICATION

Acme Investments, Inc.

Attn: Thomas Burgin

4634 W. Industrial Dr., Ste. 24

Houston, TX 45987

Harold Waybird

586 Main St.

Brighton, TX 45965

Phone: (555) 555-1212

Email: hwaybird@email.com

Dear 0) __________ or 1) __________,

 

I am writing to apply for the Office Manager position at Acme Investments, Inc. I am an excellent fit for this position, as demonstrated by my extensive background in office management and proven success 2) __________ a corporate administrator[1].

 

In my previous role, I successfully supported an office of 100 personnel. In this position I refined my interpersonal skills through customer service, clerical [2]responsibilities (in-phone, telephone, and electronic correspondence), and by assessing and responding to the various tasks a vibrant work environment brings. I look forward to learning the needs of your organization and providing quality service for clients and employees alike.

 

I believe that I 3) __________ the temperament and experience to excel in this position. Not only 4) __________ I well organized, but I also have a passion for creating positive and productive work environments. Through observation and asking detailed questions I believe that I will have a significant impact 5) __________ the daily operations of Acme Investments.

 

I look 6) __________ to hearing from you about the progress of my application. If you have any 7) __________ questions or require any additional documentation, please feel free to 8) __________ me using the above information.

 

In case you do not have any suitable openings at the moment, I 9) __________ be grateful if you would keep my CV on file for any future possibilities.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Yours 10) __________,

 

 

Harold Waybird

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Sample/Letter-of-Application

[1] Corporate administator: gerente empresarial.

[2] Clerical: administativo/a (adjective).

 

0. SIR

 

KEY

 

  1. MADAM
  2. AS
  3. POSSESS / HAVE
  4. AM
  5. ON
  6. FORWARD
  7. FURTHER
  8. CONTACT
  9. WOULD
  10. FAITHFULLY
Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 31, 2016

Letter of Application – Cloze test

You are looking for an interesting and challenging summer job.

Write an email, using between 320 and 350 words, applying for the post of student tour leader. The school’s email address is schoolofenglish@info.com

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

With 0) __________ to your advertisement in yesterday’s edition of The Times of Malta, I am interested in applying for the 1) __________ of tour leader for Italian students learning English as a foreign language at your school of English.

 

I am 22 years old and I am currently studying for a diploma in Tourism at MCAST. 2) __________ that I hope to follow a career in the travel industry. During the last summer holidays I worked 3) __________ a youth leader in various school projects and I enjoyed the work very much because it involved organising various recreational and academic activities for students at school. Next summer I would like to do something more varied and challenging, and for this reason I am 4) __________ in the job of tour leader.

 

I feel that I would be well-5) __________ for this job as I enjoy working with young people very much. I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and am also responsible and reliable.

 

I have 6) __________ my CV as a Word document. You will notice that I have supervised children on a range of sports and cultural activities within the school Scout Group. I have also, on several occasions, been in charge of transport arrangements and tickets. On two separate occasions I have also carried out voluntary work abroad, at a summer camp for school children. I was group leader and besides organising many social and cultural activities, I was also responsible 7) __________ the children’s well-being throughout the whole experience. I am also 8) __________ in English, so I will also be a good influence on the students of your English School as they can practise their English outside school hours.

 

I would be 9) __________ if you would consider my application. I am 10) __________ for interview any weekday afternoon and you can email me or telephone me on the number below.

 

I look forward to 11) __________ from you soon.

 

Yours 12) __________,

 

John Smith

 

0. REGARDS

 

KEY

 

  1. POST / POSITION
  2. AFTER
  3. AS
  4. INTERESTED
  5. SUITED
  6. ATTACHED
  7. FOR
  8. FLUENT
  9. GRATEFUL
  10. AVAILABLE
  11. HEARING
  12. FAITHFULLY

 

 

 

https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/65346/engspec2011.pdf

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 31, 2016

Letter of Complaint – Cloze test

Peter Tash
Handy Hols
1 Cranley Lane
Cornwall
PC2 3MA

John Smith
Willoughby House
Cranley Lane
Cornwall
PC1 2MA

24 May 2016

Re: Unsatisfactory Holiday at Hotel Balfour, Torrevieja on 12 August 2014 to 19 August 2014

Booking ref: 123456789

 

Dear Mr Tash,

 

I have just returned from a holiday at Hotel Balfour, Torrevieja, with my wife and children, which was most disappointing.

Please find 1) __________ a list of our complaints:

1) There was no shower in the hotel as 2) __________ in the brochure

2) The kitchens were closed for the whole of our 3) __________

3) The hotel was 5 miles from the beach and not 1 mile as it said in the brochure

We contacted your 4) __________ at the resort on 14 August 2015, but they were unable to resolve the matter and 5) __________ us to complain upon our return home.

Under The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992,  you have a responsibility to provide all the elements of the package contracted for as they were described.

We are legally entitled to receive 6) __________ from you for loss of value, consequential losses and for the disappointment and loss of enjoyment we suffered.

As you failed to provide us with the holiday we booked we are seeking £150 compensation 7) __________ you for the problems we encountered, and for the distress and disappointment we suffered 8) __________ a result.

I have also sent a copy of this letter and enclosure to ABTA (of which I note you are a member).

I look forward to 9) __________ a response from you within 14 days of receipt of this letter.

 

Yours 10) __________,

 

Ethan Marks
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/template-letters/letters/problems-with-holidays/letter-to-complain-about-a-holiday/

 

 

KEY

  1. ENCLOSED
  2. ADVERTISED / DESCRIBED
  3. STAY
  4. REPRESENTATIVE
  5. TOLD
  6. COMPENSATION
  7. FROM
  8. AS
  9. GETTING / RECEIVING
  10. SINCERELY

 

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 31, 2016

Reporting verbs – Speaking activity

  1. What would you suggest a slow learner should do in order to catch up with the other students in his class?
  2. When was the last time you admitted having done something wrong? Are you usually afraid to admit your mistakes? Do you know anyone who often refuses to admit the truth? Give examples and try to explain why this is so.
  3. Have you ever been threatened by anyone? Have you ever threatened to do anything?
  4. What would you recommend someone should do if they had come down with a cold / the flu or if they had a blinding headache?
  5. What did your parents warn you about when you were a child? Can you remember any time when you didn’t listen to what you were warned against?
  6. Do you often have to be reminded of things you have to do? Or of people’s names? Do some people remind you of other people? Give examples.
  7. Have you ever bitterly regretted saying something? Have you ever deeply regretted being unable to accept an invitation?
  8. Have you ever been accused of doing something and had to strongly deny the accusation?
  9. Have you ever denied doing something wrong?
  10. Do you always keep your promises? When was the last time you promised to do something?
  11. Can you think of any current situations when a group of people are protesting against something?
  12. When was the last time you apologized for something? Is it difficult for you to apologize?

reporting_verbs

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 31, 2016

REPORTING VERBS – STRUCTURES

REPORTING VERBS – STRUCTURES

 

 

to accuse someone of sth / sb of doing sth

to admit sth / (to) doing sth

to agree with sb on sth / to agree to do sth

to apologize for sth / for doing sth

to deny sth / doing sth

to offer sth / to do sth / to offer to do sth for sb

to insist on sth / doing sth

to persuade sb to do sth

to promise sth / to do sth –

to protest against / about sth

to recommend sth / that sb (should) do sth / doing sth

to refuse sth / to do sth

to remember sth / doing sth

to remind sb of sth / sb to do sth

to suggest doing sth / that sb (should) do sth

to threaten sb with sth / to do sth

to warn sb about / against sth

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 31, 2016

Useful English expressions – Agreeing and Disagreeing

http://languagelearningbase.com/63255/useful-english-expressions-agreeing-and-disagreeing

 

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Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 24, 2016

Writing formal letters and informal emails

http://writingeoi.blogspot.com.es/p/formal-letter.html

https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing-skills-practice/informal-email

Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 21, 2016

HOW IT’S MADE – NEWSPAPERS

HOW IT’S MADE – NEWSPAPERS

 

  1. It is the ________________ who chooses the items and pictures to be published.
  2. These may come from reporters, photographers and ________________ journalists.
  3. The pages are grouped together in sets of four when the ________________ is complete.
  4. A plate is a plastic-coated sheet of aluminium, ________________ -thin.
  5. The images ________________ scan the plate.
  6. The coating in the ________________ hardens and then washes away.
  7. The press operator uses them as a(n) ________________ to correctly position the plates on the printing press.
  8. The newsprint comes out in rolls which weigh ________________ each.
  9. Workers feed several rolls into the reeling [1]machine under ________________.
  10. Double-sided tape connects each roll to the next, ensuring a(n) ________________ and ________________ process.
  11. Although the printing process starts slowly, it soon reaches ________________ an hour.
  12. Each line of the press prints a four-page flat and cuts the sheet in half ________________.
  13. Machines assemble the pages in order and send them off to the ________________ department.

14. Newspapers can report ________________ and are trusted to deliver ________________ reporting.

 

[1] To reel: to wind on a reel; Enrollar. Reel: a rounded object or cylinder or other device that spins and is used to wind up or let out wire, rope, film, etc. Carrete, Bobina.

 

KEY

 

  1. EDITORS
  2. FREELANCE
  3. LAYOUT
  4. THREE TENTHS OF A MILLIMETRE
  5. LASER BEAMS
  6. BLANK AREAS
  7. GUIDE
  8. 850 KILOS
  9. THE PRINTING PRESS
  10. CONTINUOUS – UNINTERRUPTED
  11. 40 KMS
  12. LENGTHWISE
  13. SHIPPING
  14. IN-DEPTH – UNBIASED
Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 19, 2016

Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay

Here is a very good explanation on how to write a for and against essay.

You can also find a lot of information regarding other types of writing as well as other topics.

 

http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=7367

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are five words that you do not need to use.
NASA’S KEPLER HAS DISCOVERED OVER 1,000 NEW PLANETS IN OUR GALAXY
The mega telescope’s 1) __________ breakthrough is its biggest yet.
Since 2009, the Kepler telescope has been staring deeply into our galaxy for new, potentially habitable planets. And today, NASA has announced that an impressive 1,284 exoplanets (planets orbiting a star 2) __________ than our own sun) have been discovered, bringing the total number of confirmed planets to over 2,000. During NASA’s briefing on Kepler’s mission to uncover other Earth-3) __________ planets, a 4) __________ of experts who research the data extracted from the telescope shared their findings. Paul Hertz, the Astrophysics Division director at NASA, addressed the “are we alone?” elephant in the room [1]by stating 5) __________ confidently that “we live in a time when humanity can answer this question scientifically”. And with Kepler’s help, we are slowly, but surely covering a large piece of ground –er, space. Should you need a refresher, Kepler is the first telescope capable of detecting rocky planets in the habitable zones of their respected stars. In other words, Kepler is incredibly 6) __________ and capable of finding a needle in a haystack, so to speak. Hertz continued with 7) __________ overwhelming observation, saying that “thanks to Kepler, we now know that exoplanets are common. That most stars in our galaxy have planetary systems. And most of those have habitable zones.” Apart from the sheer amount of newly confirmed planets in today’s briefing, the other big announcement came from Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University. 8) __________discovery has never been a challenge for Kepler, validating the possible planets it finds can take a ton of work. He and the team at NASA have developed a new statistical analysis method that reduces the overhead of follow-up research required to confirm 9) __________ these detected masses are actually rocky planets and not a false-positive. To simplify a complicated process, not only does the Kepler research team now study the shapes of the signals transmitted by Kepler, they can also find out how likely there are to be other planets that have just the right temperature, chemical makeup and atmospheric characteristics to support life similar 10) __________ what is found on Earth.
Adapted from: http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/nasa-s-kepler-has-discovered-over-1000-new-planets-in-our-galaxy-1321058

 

although           despite               like                      sensible

another             different            other                  sensitive

as                        last                      quite                   to

can                      latest                  panel                  whether

 

1 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10

 

 

 

[1]Elephant in the room ⇒ an obvious truth deliberately ignored by all parties in a situation.

KEY

 

  1. LASTEST
  2. OTHER
  3. LIKE
  4. PANEL
  5. QUITE
  6. SENSITIVE
  7. ANOTHER
  8. ALTHOUGH
  9. WHETHER
  10. TO

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