Writing 4

Read the email carefully and check out any vocabulary you don’t know. 

Dear Mr White,

Thank you for your recent job application.

I’m afraid to say that we have received a large number of applications from candidates more 
obviously qualified for the job than you appear to be. You have not been shortlisted for 
this particular job.

However, we have retained your job application in our files and will contact you if a 
vacancy appears that seems to be more in line with your qualifications and experience.

We would like to offer you our good wishes for your continued search for a suitable job.

Yours sincerely,

Conny Black
Executive Vice-President

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.