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An advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, to teach their two children- GT Letter Band 9

Updated: Jan 9

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.


You have seen an advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, for someone to teach their two children your language for a year.

Write a letter to the couple. In your letter,

  • explain why you think you would be suitable for the job

  • say what else you could do for the family

  • give your reasons for wanting the job


Write at least 150 words.


An advertisement from a couple, who live in Australia, to teach their two children- GT Letter Band 9

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Model Answer 1

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,


I am writing to express my keen interest in the unique opportunity you advertised to tutor your children in my native language, French, for a year, an endeavor I find both exciting and rewarding.


Regarding my suitability for the role, I possess a robust foundation in teaching French, backed by a degree in French Linguistics and five years of experience in language instruction. My teaching methodology is highly interactive, focusing on practical usage and cultural immersion, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Additionally, I am proficient in creating customized lesson plans catering to individual learning styles, which I believe will be instrumental in engaging and motivating your children in their language learning journey.


Apart from language teaching, I can contribute to your family's daily life in various ways. Being an avid cook, I would love to introduce your family to French cuisine, creating an immersive cultural experience. Moreover, my background in child psychology enables me to effectively manage and support your children's overall emotional and intellectual development.


My desire for this position stems from a passion for cultural exchange and education. This opportunity not only aligns with my professional skills but also offers a personal growth experience. Immersing myself in Australian culture while sharing my own heritage is an exciting prospect that I look forward to with great enthusiasm.


I am eager to discuss how my skills and experiences align with your family's needs and to contribute to your children's educational journey. Thank you for considering my application.


Sincerely,


Claire Dubois


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Model Answer 2


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Anderson,


It is with great enthusiasm that I write to you in response to your advertisement seeking a tutor to impart the nuances of Spanish, my mother tongue, to your children over the course of the coming year.


My qualifications for this role stem from a blend of academic and practical experiences. I hold a Master's degree in Spanish Literature and have spent the past six years teaching Spanish to a diverse age group in various settings. My teaching style is dynamic and adaptive, focusing on interactive learning through conversation, multimedia resources, and real-world applications. This approach has consistently been met with positive feedback and significant linguistic progress among my students.


In addition to language instruction, I am equipped to assist in other areas of your family's life. With a keen interest in outdoor activities, I can engage your children in both educational and recreational pursuits, enhancing their learning experience beyond the classroom. Furthermore, having a background in art history, I would be delighted to introduce them to the rich cultural tapestry of Spanish-speaking countries through various art forms.


My motivation for this position lies in my passion for fostering cross-cultural understanding and communication. The prospect of immersing myself in Australian culture, while sharing my own linguistic and cultural heritage, presents an enriching experience for both your family and myself.


I look forward to the possibility of contributing to your children’s linguistic journey and am eager to further discuss how my background and skills align with your needs.


Warm regards,


Luisa Fernández


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Model Answer 3


Dear Sir or Madam,


I saw the advert that you put up in the newspaper to teach your children Mandarin language and I would like to take up this job, if it is still available.


I was born and bred in China. Afterwards, I arrived in Australia and completed my graduation here from Standard Mandarin Chinese in the early 2000s. Currently, I am working as a full-time Mandarin teacher at Melbourne High School. I love spending time with children and have an enthusiastic attitude to teach them my native language. In fact, during my earlier days in Australia, I worked a part-time teacher at ABC Language Learning Centre where I taught hundreds of young children.


In addition, I can also babysit them after the teaching session if both of you are away, at an additional cost. I used to babysit my nephew for half a year when I was in China. As I love children and enjoy playing with them, I can comfortably make the environment for your children to learn with fun.


As I am free on the weekends, I would like to earn extra to save up for my master’s degree because it is quite difficult for me to afford the huge expenses for this course at an Australian university. Therefore, I would really appreciate it if you could offer this job to me. I look forward to hearing from you.


Yours faithfully,


Samuel Wilson

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