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Task 2 (25 points)
You should spend about 25 minutes on this task. You have to write between 100-120 words.
Animal shelter is looking for young enthusiastic helpers.
Everyone aged 14 and over is welcome.
Your responsibilities will include taking care of the pets (dogs and cats): taking them for walks, cleaning the area, taking to the vet, etc.
Contact: Sarah Brown, email: sarahbr@gmail.com
Write an email offering your help and describe
• what makes you a good volunteer,
• how you could help,
• when you can help,
• how to contact you.

 
WRITING TIPS
 
1. Before you do anything, read the question(s) carefully and find out the following:
• who you are writing to
• why you are writing
• what you are writing about

2. When you have worked out what the purpose of your letter is, you should be able to work out what kind of style you will need to use.

3. There is a good range of language which can be used: conditional sentences, a range of perfect and continuous tenses, indirect questions etc.

4. Use linking words.

5. And make sure that your reply answers any questions that you were asked in the task and take into account any additional information that you have been told to mention.
 
Salutation or greeting
  • start with Dear Sarah;
  • use a comma after the person’s name.
 
Paragraph 1
Write an engaging first paragraph. Open with a statement that informs your reader that you have read an advertisement and would like to apply for a volunteer in the animal shelter.
 
Paragraph 2
Then write what makes you a good volunteer.
 
Paragraph 3
Then write how and when you could help. Mention things you could do and times you are available.
 
Closing
  • Write some closing remarks and invite Sarah to contact you.
  • Closing statement should be written on a new line. If you used a comma after the opening greeting, use a comma here, too.
  • Sign your name. Do not use a comma or a full stop.
  • Do not write more than two three sentences there.

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS:

REASON FOR WRITING
Just a short note about...
I am writing about...
Here is the... you wanted
I got your name from...
Please note that...
 
GIVING INFORMATION
Just a note to say...
We can confirm that...
(Un)fortunately...
 
ASKING FOR INFORMATION
Can you tell me a little more about...?
I would like to know...
Please send me...
 
FINAL COMMENTS
Thanks again for...
Let me know if you need anything else.
 
SENDING GREETINGS AND/OR MAKING REFERENCE FOR FUTURE CONTACT
Give my love to...
Say hello to...
I cannot wait to hear from you.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Write soon.
Look forward to seeing/meeting/hearing...
 
CLOSING STATEMENT
All the best,
Best,
Best regards,
Best wishes,
 
REFERING TO
With reference to
Regarding
As regards
As far as ... is concerned
According to (according to is used to introduce someone else's opinion. Don't say "according to me")
 
EMPHASIZING
I would like to point out that
I would like to emphasize
 
GIVING EXAMPLES
For example / for instance
Such as / including
In particular / particularly
To give you an example of what I mean
To illustrate this point
What I mean is
Et cetera / and so on / and so forth
That is to say / i.e.
 
INTEREST, PLAN, INTENTIONS
To be interested in sth / in doing sth
It interests me a lot
My main / particular interest is
I have the intention of doing
I am prepared to do sth
I am determined to do sth
I am planning to do sth
I am very keen on doing sth
 
SUMMARIZING AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
Finally
Last of all
Last but not least
In conclusion / to conclude
We can draw the conclusion
To sum up / to summarize we can say
All in all
In short / in brief / briefly
All things considered
The subject under discussion
I find it difficult to reach a conclusion but I am
Tempted to say