Cambridge 16 Test 1 Writing 1


Mrs Barrett, an English speaking woman who lives in your town, has advertised for someone to help her in her home for a few hours a day next summer. Write a letter to Mrs. Barrett. In your letter

  • Suggest how you could help her in her room
  • Say why you would like to do this work
  • Explain when you will and will not be available

Red is good words.

Dear Mrs Barrett,

I cannot help but write to you when I saw your advertisement on Los Angeles Times. I firmly believe I am a good fit for your housekeeping position.

I started to do domestic chores since I was 8. I hand-wash my clothes and I am more than happy to wash yours. I can wipe your surfaces and mop your floor, also vacuum carpets if you have. What’s more, my mom taught me cooking; she is really a good cook by the way. After I immigrated to the States, I cook for myself every weekend. Exceling in Chinese food and learned American cuisine like steaks and omelettes, I will prepare meals for you if you dine at home.

I long for this job because I am a college student and my tuition is due in September. I have to earn the payment. Last quarter I worked at a Chevron gas station but it doesn’t have vacancy this summer.

As for my availability, I will be able to work 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. On the account of my own schedule and the traffic, I can arrive at your place from 10am to 2pm depending on your need, which allows me to make either lunch or dinner for you.

I am looking forward to your reply.

Best regards,

Jason Cho

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