Writing 8

Read the email carefully and check out any vocabulary you don’t know. Is “sincerely” often used in American English?

Dear Sir or Madam,

I’m writing to you today to propose my services as an unpaid intern  
with your organization.

As you can see from my accompanying c.v. I have just finished a degree  
in Economics from the University of Kent. I appreciate that in the  
current job market that I am unlikely to get a paid position if I do  
not have any valid work experience.

This is why I think I could be of big help to your organization. I  
would be happy to work for you for a minimum of 6 months without any  
form of payment. All I ask from you is to give me work experience in a  
variety of areas.

I am somebody that seeks responsibility as I have shown both in the  
university and in vacation jobs that I have had. I am also an  
excellent team  player.  I think I can contribute a lot to your  

Yours sincerely (truly)

Now try these two exercises.

What comes next?

In the first exercise, you have to rewrite the text in the correct order. You have to choose ‘what comes next’.


In the second exercise, you have to fill in all the missing words. Tip- try ‘the’ first.